November 2, 2021

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Healthcare Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog/Vlog

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Tarek El NabliTarek El Nabli is Co-Founder and CEO of Parentis Health, a senior care company which provides home care, home health, residential care, hospice, health and wellness services. Tarek personally ensures that patients and families experience the highest possible level of care regardless of circumstances or income level. Parentis Health’s forerunner began in 2003 when Tarek and his wife, Arda Kardjian, RN, opened Verona Court I, their first residential care home. In 2015, building on 12 years of experience caring for hundreds of people, Parentis expanded its services to its current offerings – including 13 Verona Courts. Earlier in Tarek’s career, he was Managing Director at Prudential Financial, and Managing Partner at New York Life Insurance Company. Tarek and Arda also founded the Parentis Foundation, a non-profit devoted to intergenerational initiatives for the community, with focus on education. In 2017, Parentis Foundation was appointed as Orange County’s affiliate host agency for the nationally acclaimed Experience Corps, an AARP Foundation intergenerational literacy program. Tarek has joined the ABL-Health OC Round Table.


          • 11/03 – Orange County ZOOM Table“From ER & Street 2 Home: How OC is Reducing the Homeless’ Impact on the Healthcare Spend” – Featured Guest Presenter: Paul Leon, CEO and President of Illumination Foundation
          • 11/10 – Silicon Valley & San Francisco Combined ZOOM TableFireside Chat with Bonnie Preston, Acting Region 9 Director for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
          • 11/18 – Oakland ZOOM Table“Leveraging Home Health with Technology” – Featured Member Presenter: Mark Parinas, CEO of CVHCare Home Health
          • 11/19 – Los Angeles ZOOM Table“The Lemonaid Story – and How Technology Outran the Regulation, Legislation, and the Medical Establishment Designed to Block It” – Featured Member Presenter: Harry Nelson, JD, Founding/Managing Partner of Nelson Hardiman


Mimi Grant’s Vlog:

Since to Err is Still Human, Healthcare Could Use a Little Help

Mimi shares how embracing new processes, tools, and approaches – including a National Patient Safety Board – could dramatically reduce hundreds of thousands of lives lost each year when harm IS done in the hospital.

CLICK HERE to watch Mimi’s 5-minute vlog.

Since to Err is Still Human, Healthcare Could Use a Little Help

Guest Blog by Dave Berkus

Can You Be an Adaptive Business Leader?

ABL President Mimi Grant’s foreword: Dave Berkus – a successful entrepreneur, CEO, angel investor, and more – explains his choice to participate in ABL Organization, and shares several specific ways the insights garnered there have helped him become a more successful business leader.

Dave’s Blog: The title of this insight happens to be the name of a CEO roundtable organization I belong to and have been a member since 1989 (Adaptive Business Leaders Organization – or ABL). The organization, like Vistage, manages roundtables of CEOs meeting monthly in small groups, where they discuss their mutual challenges and help solve each other’s complex problems, acting as an informal board of advisors. Unlike other groups, ABL members all belong to either healthcare or technology industry-focused roundtables.

At these roundtables, members not only discuss their business issues, but significant business-changing trends facing their industry. Since I am chairman of the Technology side of the Organization, I attend more than one ABL group each month, and estimate that I’ve now attended more than six hundred half-day roundtables over the years.

Why would I spend so much time networking with other CEOs, discussing mutual problems and solutions? The answer is that I am the recipient of many insights from fellow CEOs that sometimes strike like lightning bolts when least expected. It was an Internet CEO roundtable in early 2000 (almost a year before the crash of the stock market) where it became obvious before the public was aware, that the bubble was just beginning to burst for such tech businesses. And it happened again in early 2008, as CEOs reported the first evidence of order slowdowns and issues with customer payments – right before the ‘great recession.’


Beyond their Round Tables, ABL Members stay connected with each other through the ABL Healthcare Online. This bi-weekly emailed publication provides Member News, Healthcare Industry & Government Trends. And, for those interested in the latest in Healthcare IT Member News and Trends, the ABL Technology Online is also available.  For a complimentary subscription, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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