Profiles

Feature
Lola Butcher
Instead of retrofitting for the new world of “value,” what would it be like if a brand-new medical school and health system were built with that mindset from the start? Clay Johnston, MD, and his colleagues in Austin are finding out.
Cover Story
Timothy Kelley
David Betts, 50 Principal and National Leader for Customer Transformation in Health Care, Deloitte Consulting LLP Based in: Pittsburgh Education: MFA in theater—production management, University of Texas–Austin; MBA in strategy, finance and quantitative analysis, Carnegie Mellon University Started…
Cover Story
Susan Ladika
The gender imbalance in health care leadership is a problem worth solving, experts say. That will require women willing to step forward—and men willing to back them.
Cover Story
Frank Diamond
Steve Miller, MD, now at Cigna, and Alan Adler, MD, recently retired from Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, reflect on their roles as medical directors and the current state of American health care.
Fresh Faces
Frank Diamond
The 40-year-old has to guide one of the health insurer’s regional markets as the ACA continues to evolve. His course? Keep strengthening ties with providers.
Fresh Faces
Frank Diamond
The 37-year-old has a title: executive vice president of Optum. But she wears many hats, including running a division that sells affordable hearing aids that cost from free to $599 for UnitedHealthcare members. Non-plan members can get similar hearing aids for up to 70% less than they’d pay in other outlets.
Howard Wolinsky
Will Smith, the co-director of Grand Teton National Park, demonstrates some daring-do to rescue people from mishaps in the mountains of Wyoming. But just like medical directors for health systems, insurance companies, and pharmacy benefits management firms, Smith is in the business of setting policies and protocols.
Career Path
Joseph Burns
David Hanekom, MD, and Steven Udvarhelyi, MD, are two former medical directors who became CEOs. Their new job means really understanding the business side of health care, the need for healthy members, and a healthy bottom line. But it also means watching costs and keeping stakeholders —which can include stock holders—happy.

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