Igniting a Health Activist Movement - Karen Feinstein - TEDxBeaconStreet
We all know that getting healthcare can be frustrating, slow, and expensive. Karen Feinstein thought that wasn't right, and she set out with other women of impact to change it. Together, they designed a healthcare system that worked quickly, on demand, and in response to patients' needs.
Dr. Feinstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its two operating arms, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) and Health Careers Futures (HCF). Together they perform a unique mix of grantmaking, research, teaching, coaching, and project management. Under her leadership, JHF and PRHI have become a leading voice in patient safety, healthcare quality, and related workforce issues. When Dr. Feinstein founded PRHI, it was among the nation’s first regional multi-stakeholder quality coalitions devoted simultaneously to advancing efficiency, best practices, and safety by applying industrial engineering principles. Dr. Feinstein is also the co-founder of the Women’s Health Activist Movement Global (WHAM Global), which empowers women to lead efforts to advance healthcare systems that are transparent, respectful, accountable, and equitable.