Elizabeth Oyekan, Pharm.D, FCSHP, CPHQ
Author . Executive . Principal . Senior Advisor . Faculty
Dr. Elizabeth Oyekan is the Managing Principal at TGC Penrose, a Senior Advisor at Precision for Value, and a Faculty member at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI). As the Managing Principal at TGC Penrose, Dr. Oyekan focuses on providing Insights and Resources to help organizations and leaders create Healthcare Value and keep them informed of Clinical Operations Trends and Events impacting Healthcare's transition from Volume to Value.
She is also the author of the following new books:
Medication A.R.E.A.S Bundle: Prescription for Healthcare Value to Optimize Patient Health Outcomes, Reduce Total Costs, and Improve Organization Performance
The Ten Elements of L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P. Intelligence: Behaviors & Skills to lead in uncertain & complex healthcare & business environments
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Prior to these roles, Dr. Elizabeth Oyekan was the Vice President of Operations and Quality for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Colorado’s leading integrated health care provider and not-for-profit health plan. With oversight of more than $1.5 billion budget, the Operations and Quality aspects of Kaiser Permanente Colorado serves more than 650,000 members in 28 medical offices ranging from Fort Collins in the North to Denver / Boulder and to Pueblo in the South.
As vice president, she oversaw Behavioral Health, Call Center, Clintech, Lab, Labor Management Partnership, Medical Imaging, Medical Specialties, Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Care & Prevention Services, Primary Care, Quality & Risk Management, Surgical Specialties, Women's Health, visions essentials, and Business Operations Support Services.
Her career at Kaiser Permanente has spanned more than 23 years, and she has successfully managed different aspects of the organization including Vice President of Operations, National Quality Leader for Pharmacy, Director of Pharmacy, Administrator for Perioperative Services, Director of Population Management, and various other Pharmacy leadership roles.
Under Oyekan’s leadership, Kaiser Permanente Colorado has maintained its Medicare 5 star status, developed a solid leadership infrastructure to address the changing healthcare landscape, and worked interdependently to bring a new level of business acumen to Operations. In Kaiser Southern California, Dr. Oyekan co-led the development & implementation of the Outpatient Pharmacy Clinical Services, and developed the BSMART Strategy for all Kaiser Permanente Regions – provider tools used to optimize medication adherence and appropriate medication use in patients to improve their health outcomes. The BSMART Strategy won the CBI Strategic Patient Award in 2009. She has worked with IHI and the KP Adherence Team on strategies to improve Medication Adherence in our African American Population with Hypertension.
In all her roles, Oyekan has been dedicated to contributing to delivering on the Quad Aim – better health for members, patients, and the communities we serve, better service & care for each patient, better & more effective costs per capita, supported by the most effective team members.
In 2015, Dr. Oyekan was awarded the Most Powerful and Influential Women Award presented by the Colorado Diversity Council for her contributions.
A California & Colorado resident for over 30 years, Dr. Oyekan earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy Degree from the University of Southern California, completed her administrative and clinical residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, and graduated from the executive leadership program at Harvard University.
Dr. Oyekan is a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, National Association of Healthcare Quality, and the Care Management Society of America and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Denver Hospice. She is an active member of the community, has served on many Boards, and is involved in medical missions locally & internationally as well as community youth orchestras.