DR. NKEM OKEKE

Kaizen Entrepreneur

Physician Executive

Transformation Coach

Success Is Not Final;
Failure Is Not Fatal:
It Is The Courage To Continue That Counts.”

-Winston Churchill

Biography

With nearly 20-years’ experience as a practicing clinician and expert in the fields of public health, business administration, and project management, Dr. Nkem Okeke is a Kaizen-spirited healthcare executive who has carefully honed an ability to lead large multidisciplinary care-delivery teams who collectively possess an extensive acumen in:

  • Patient-centered, value-based care
  • Medicaid and Medicare plan administration
  • Population health management and analytics
  • Case management and care coordination
  • Quality and performance improvement
  • Cohesive, high-quality, culturally competent, and cost-optimized “value-based” systems founded on common vision, mission, and teamwork

Since Medicalincs’ founding in 2013, and its launch in 2017, Dr. Okeke has delivered more than $150 million in cost savings, and has improved population health measures by over 50 percent to date. Her working with key stakeholders to establish sustainable healthcare solutions across the care continuum and social settings has garnered a proven record of improving patient experience, health outcomes, and substantial reduction in costs. To learn more about Medicalincs click HERE. 

Dr. Okeke was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She spent her early life growing up throughout West Africa before returning to the US to pursue her “ever-evolving” education, and to consult with industry leaders throughout the Eastern U.S. healthcare spectrum. In addition to being a prominent public speaker, she currently serves as a senior advisor to the CEO at Johns Hopkins Healthcare (Priority Partners) on board-priorities; is a board member of Lasell Village; and was appointed by the Maryland Secretary of Health to serve as a Maryland Health Care Commission Advisory Council member on Primary Care Transformation.

Dr. Okeke is passionate about entrepreneurship, primary care, women’s health and professional development. She sees herself as a “stone caster”, guided by one of her favorite quotes: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”. ~ MT 

PERSONA

  • Name: Nkem Okeke
  • Role: Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Medicalincs
  • Experience: 20+ years
  • Core Values: What makes me “THICK” – Trusted, Hearty, Innovative, Committed, & Kaizen

EDUCATION

  • Medical Degree: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, NGR
  • Family/General Practice Residency: KorleBu Teaching Hospital, GH
  • Master of Public Health (MPH): Tulane University, LA
  • Master of Business Administration & Master of Project Management: George Washington University, DC

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified LEAN Six Sigma, Johns Hopkins University, MD
  • Certified Change Management Practitioner, Prosci, VA
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • Clinical Analytics Leadership Fellow, John Hopkins University, MD

Experience

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Clinical Expertise

With extensive training and residency as a clinician, Dr. Okeke amassed a substantial amount of practical, on-the-ground knowledge of her profession, before she dedicated her career to alleviating the same common administrative confluences she experienced first-hand.

Acquired Knowledge

During the past two decades, Dr. Okeke garnered a variety of masters-level degrees from the nation's preeminent universities. During this time, she has been featured as a revered public speaker for her expertise in a variety of subject matters pertaining to public health, business, and project management, and has consulted with healthcare leaders across the country.

Future-Focused

Carrying a philosophy of Kaizen, or “continuous improvement,” Dr. Okeke has channeled her considerable skill set into cultivating a second-to-none team that provides exceptional healthcare management and administrative consulting services for varying corporate, private, and governmental entities in the regional and national healthcare spectrum.

EXECUTIVE CONSULTING

Dr. Nkem Okeke’s skill set is rooted in a multidisciplinary approach that includes a decades-acquired expertise in clinical work, public health, business administration, and program management — talents and knowledge she is available to share with C-level healthcare leaders in a one-on-one capacity. To request for Dr. Okeke’s consulting services, please send a message.

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