As part of our series on health ecosystem leadership, we are pleased to present our interviews from outstanding leaders who demonstrate leading collaborative solutions for the industry’s most pressing concerns.
Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP, is the Executive Vice President of Commercial Business at Remedy Partners, Inc., an organization focused on mobilizing payment reform by creating software and services that enable payers, employers, and at-risk providers to organize and finance healthcare delivery around a patient’s episode of care. Dr. Alaigh was previously the Acting Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where she directed a healthcare system with an annual budget of over $70 billion and over 300K employees, overseeing the delivery of care to more than 9 million enrolled veterans.
- In order for an organization to have a meaningful impact on the health of the populations it serves, it must tap into the various stakeholders that play a role in community health and wellness.
- Building a foundation of trust, a critical component of successful collaborations, occurs when stakeholders show they care for one another both personally and professionally.
- One of the biggest challenges in achieving successful collaborations is being able to both recognize and celebrate the small wins along the way while staying focused on the long game.
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Robert C. Garrett is Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, which has four hospitals ranked among the top 10 in New Jersey according to U.S. News & World Report – including No. 1 ranked Hackensack University Medical Center - more than any other network in the state. Robert focused on aggressive expansion of the Hackensack University Network before its merger with Meridian Health. As Co-CEO, Robert concentrates on innovation and leading partnerships, including launching New Jersey’s first private medical school with Seton Hall University and a historic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
John K. Lloyd is Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive health networks in New Jersey, which includes 13 hospitals, 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and over 140 patient care locations across the state. John has focused much of his career on developing a full continuum of care – long before national health care reform mandated such changes. As Co-CEO, John oversees all non-acute care hospital businesses, including population health and the foundations. John’s expertise and vision have helped the network meet and exceed the challenges of health care reform.
Patrick R. Young is president of Population Health for Hackensack Meridian Health, where he leads the Population Health division and is responsible for accelerating the development of strategic priorities related to health care reform; population health management; Meridian’s Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization; Hackensack Meridian Health Partners, Hackensack Meridian Health’s clinically integrated network; health insurance partnerships; as well as overseeing Managed Care.
- In a merged system comprised of multiple entities, a continuum of care model – which focuses on coordination and collaboration between healthcare providers – is essential to enhance the patient experience and deliver value.
- Data integration and analytics – whereby provider, payer, and pharmaceutical data come together in one location – is a key ingredient for predictive modeling that allows providers to proactively manage the health and wellness of their patients to enhance outcomes.
- As a health system, it is critical to pay attention to the social determinants of health because it allows for a more holistic approach to patient care rather than just focusing on the delivery of clinical care.
Click here to read our interview with these Hackensack Meridian Health leaders.