Brent Ibata, PhD, JD, FACHE

System Director, Accreditation/Quality Assurance

Lee Health

Brent Ibata is a seasoned healthcare executive and Mensan whose work has spanned multiple settings, including ambulances, EDs, ORs, ICUs, outpatient clinics, biosafety labs and academic medical centers in for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals. Dr. Ibata has built multiple, nationally recognized centers of innovation. As an expert in navigating the fine line between research and performance and quality improvement, he has been the executive sponsor on numerous initiatives to bridge volume with value-based healthcare delivery to achieve zero events of preventable harm with a strategic balance of people, process and technological innovations. He is a lifelong community volunteer and 2019 Alumni Merit Awardee of the College of Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University for his lifetime work in healthcare innovation and social justice. Dr. Ibata sits on the Editorial Board of ACHE’s Journal of Healthcare Management and is a nationally recognized author, speaker and expert in healthcare innovation and health law. He is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


TomorrowLand: Designing Hospitals of Tomorrow on a Shoestring Budget

Presented by Brent Ibata, PhD, JD, FACHE, Kimberly C. Bell at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 26th.

The hospitals of tomorrow will be high reliability organizations with zero events of preventable harm. Revenue will be driven by value rather than volume, and the acuity of patients in hospitals will have shifted dramatically from low acuity to high acuity with fewer ambulatory patients occupying inpatient beds. In the beginning of the 21st century,…

Wait, Is That Legal? Law and Ethics During Federally Declared Emergencies

Presented by Brent Ibata, PhD, JD, FACHE at 3:45 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

In a crisis, a fracture is created between what one ought to do and what one can do. In federally declared emergencies, this fracture quickly grows into a chasm, leaving large gaps between must-do’s and can-do’s. Creative solutions are quickly proposed to toss temporary rope bridges across this chasm. The initial risk-adverse response is typically…