John Whitman, Wharton MBA Health Care Management Program graduate (aging and long-term care focus), has spent 30 years improving care for seniors, one of the nation’s most vulnerable resources. He developed a national consulting company targeting care of the elderly in all settings and the care continuum to assure top-level, cost-effective care. John’s work is on the flow of senior patient care from hospital, to post-acute and long term care and back into the community.
He’s worked with hundreds of hospitals and health care systems in developing key post-acute strategies, implementing in-demand programs, coordinating and refining existing programs and services and providing better care quality for seniors in viable and sustainable ways for hospitals and health care systems. He is a faculty member at The Wharton School’s MBA Health and Management Program (19 years) and on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Drexel University’s School of Public Health.
As founder-executive director of the (non-profit) TRECS Institute, he created a catalyst to bring about positive changes in the care of US seniors. TRECS completed a long overdue study on the dentistry quality available for our nation’s 1.6 million nursing facility residents and found it to be almost non-existent. The team in that study also identified a working solution being piloted in 2016 in Florida; it’s expected to succeed and then launch nationally. New research on using nurse practitioners to train and retain staff, and manage medication fulfillment, delivery and administered were addressed at the Wharton School summit on “Rethinking the Pharmaceutical Paradigm in Long Term Care.”
John also co-founded RevolutionCare, a start-up dedicated to improving the quality of life and care costs for seniors in nursing homes and homebound seniors in the community. His goal: to revolutionize how America cares for vulnerable seniors.