Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees
Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees is Founder/CEO of Outcomes Based Healthcare, and a GP by background. He trained in Medicine at Imperial College, gaining a degree in Orthopaedics from University College London. He was a Partner in general practice for five years before joining the Dept of Health, London for three years, as Clinical Lead on the Commercial Team. He led the clinical work stream on a £1.25BN NHS procurement programme, resulting in 265 new GP surgeries across the UK. Rupert was selected for the Value Based Healthcare Delivery course at Harvard Business School, where he studied the principles underpinning outcomes based approaches to healthcare globally. He holds a finance MBA with distinction from CASS Business School in the City, with an award-winning research dissertation on the healthcare market in England. Rupert is a BMJ published author and peer reviewer on competition in healthcare, and health outcomes. In 2016, Rupert was selected as one of eight NHS Innovation Fellows by NHS England.
Juliana Bersani is co-founder and COO at OBH. An economist by background, Juliana worked in strategy consulting, with a strong emphasis in finance and M&A, before moving into the healthcare sector. Following a MBA from CASS Business School, she joined a large international organisation that provides research, consulting, and technology services to healthcare providers worldwide, with focus on quality and operational efficiency in acute care. She concentrated on new market entry and international sales strategy for Latin America and Southern Europe, working with acute providers’ C-suite in trying to identify solutions to their immediate strategic needs. At OBH, Juliana’s focus is twofold; drawing upon a strong background in statistics, her work involves accurate measurement and presentation of outcomes data, ensuring metrics are a true representation of outcomes performance. Juliana’s work also includes reimbursement and contracting for outcomes, having co-authored the paper “Contracting for Outcomes: A Value-Based Approach”, written as a partnership between OBH and Capsticks. Juliana is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
Dr Nasrin Hafezparast
Dr Nasrin Hafezparast is co-founder and CTO at OBH. She is dual trained in both Computer Science and Medicine, both at University College London. As a fully qualified medical doctor, she has experience working as a doctor in A&E, General Practice and Hospital Medicine in London. Nasrin has an entrepreneurial background and skill set. She is a Teaching Fellow and co-leads the healthcare pathway in the MSc Technology Entrepreneurship at UCL. She was selected by Management Today as one of ’35 women under 35′, and spoke at TEDxTehran on ‘Breaking through the disease barrier’. In addition, her interest in technology led her to co-found a website design and development agency in 2004 where she explored the online tech space and continues to manage a successful online B2B venture today.
Nasrin brings an invaluable combination of technology and healthcare experience to OBH’s technical and process work on outcomes measurement. She has an extensive understanding and background in clinical and health datasets, and patient-reported data. Harvard Business School Value-Based Healthcare Delivery alumnus.
Mushtaq Khan is a business intelligence specialist with over 10 years experience working in the NHS. Delivering bespoke performance reporting frameworks, QIPP financial modelling and reporting tools across much of East and Central London NHS organisations. Mushtaq’s focus over the last few years has been on a myriad of projects aimed at delivering the integrated care agenda including the Better Care Fund, primarily on modelling specialties which look to prevent unplanned admissions and moving care out of hospitals and into the community. Previously Mushtaq led on the production of a range of acute productivity metrics across North Central London CCGs and their associated hospital providers.
At OBH, Mushtaq works as a NHS informatics specialist developing technical specifications for the outcome sets, and working with clients to extract baseline outcome data.
Jacquelyn Bell is a writer by background and Executive Assistant at OBH, providing support to Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees. Jacquelyn has extensive experience providing senior-level business support to a wide range of health-related organisations, including The Health Foundation, Asthma UK, Institute of Child Health at UCL, Newhealth and Beacon UK. Jacquelyn has credits in children’s television for the BBC and, as a classical singer, is currently a soprano in the chorus of Riverside Opera, a community based opera company, as well as being part of their management team. Jacquelyn has qualified teacher status and holds a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and Archaeology.
Nico Schonken is an information and data integration professional with experience in setting up data services, data governance and business intelligence systems. He has also been involved in creating information strategies for large NHS organisations. Nico has worked in a variety of industries including finance, retail, music and the NHS. Before joining OBH, Nico was head of business intelligence and performance at Herts Valleys CCG, and head of informatics at East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, where in both roles, he led teams of analysts and software developers.
He is a trained software developer, holding an MSc in Computer Science and an MBA. He is also a certified Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner and was recently part of the Kings Fund Leadership programme. His specialties include Business Intelligence software and technologies, Project Management, People Management, Business Analysis, Account Management and Information Governance.
Dr Aseem Ghaghda
Aseem is a Senior Health Outcomes Analyst at Outcomes Based Healthcare. He trained in Medicine at Queens’ College, Cambridge and Imperial College London. He currently works as an FY2 doctor on the Academic Foundation Programme in Oxford – undertaking research in radiology. Aseem has worked on healthcare strategy in the past during his internship at McKinsey & Company. Following a trip to China as a Prime Minister’s Global Fellow, Aseem worked at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office working on policy to improve relations between China and the UK. He has been selected to attend the 2017 Harvard Business School Value-Based Healthcare Delivery Seminar.
Ellie Bragan Turner
Ellie is a Senior Health Outcomes Analyst at OBH. She studied Biological Anthropology at Christ’s College, Cambridge, and more recently received an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Ellie joined OBH from the Analytics team at Dr Foster, specialists in healthcare benchmarking, where she worked on developing new performance indicators for the Dr Foster Hospital Guide, collaborating with surgeons on the creation of clinically-relevant personal outcomes, and leading on international best-practice comparison projects. Ellie is interested in the self-management of long-term conditions, and conducted her MSc thesis on self-monitoring of blood sugars in people with diabetes.
Heather Dawe is a leading Data Scientist who has 20 years experience of working at both a strategic and technical level to develop information and intelligence systems and processes that enable the enhancement of business decision making, therefore improving outcomes and productivity.
A recognised expert in healthcare intelligence, through her company, Anabasis, Heather provides expertise, analytics, web applications and other software tools to a number of diverse clients across the UK healthcare sector.
Heather has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Leeds, an MSc in Statistics from the University of Sheffield and is in the final stages of writing up her PhD thesis at the University of Leeds.