Columbia University and NIH trained, Dr. Ochner holds a PhD in clinical psychology, an MS in biostatistics and an MBA with a specialization in healthcare management. His experience includes serving as Division Director of Research for HCA Healthcare, Director and faculty at the Columbia University Medical Center, CEO of a $45M medical research organization, and CEO of a consulting firm for clinical research and healthcare organizations.
After losing his mother to cancer in 2019, Dr. Ochner Co-founded Modern Trials®, which leverages EHR data to identify patients in need of advanced treatment options and match them with appropriate clinical trial opportunities in a HIPAA-compliant manner.
Dr. Ochner reports that Modern Trials was the impetus for seeking Fellowship status with ACHE; “Similar to how the implied credibility of an MD or DO degree facilitates open doc to doc communication, the FACHE credential facilitates healthcare administrator to healthcare administrator communication. Thus, the docs we serve know that the physicians on our team understand their world, while the healthcare organization CEOs we serve know that the CEO of Modern Trails understands the challenges and opportunities they face.”
To sit for the 6-hour ACHE Board of Governor’s exam, Dr. Ochner had to: 1. be an ACHE member for 3 years in a leadership role in a healthcare organization; 2. have an advanced degree in a healthcare-related field; 3. hold an executive healthcare management position and have 5+ years healthcare management experience; 4. complete 36 hours of continuing education credits in healthcare management, and; 5. complete both healthcare-related and civic volunteer activities.
Dr. Ochner is an active member of the South Florida chapter of ACHE and strives to make a substantive contribution to healthcare in the US; “I look forward to giving back to the healthcare community by helping to democratize access to advanced treatment options through Modern Trials and the FACHE credential will undoubtedly help in achieving that goal.”