7 Healthcare Leaders Changing the Industry

Who’s forging a path toward more accessible, affordable care?
By Katie King Posted on December 13, 2019


Dr. Atul Gawande, CEO, Haven
Gawande leads the joint-employer venture, Haven, constructed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase. He’s a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gawande also writes for The New Yorker and has authored four New York Times bestsellers: “Complications”, “Better”, “The Checklist Manifesto”, and “Being Mortal.”

Twitter: @Atul_Gawande


Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

With a $1 trillion budget, Verma oversees the administration of healthcare coverage for more than 130 million individuals. She’s made it her mission to transform the current healthcare system in an effort to obtain greater value and outcomes for Americans.
Twitter: @SeemaCMS


Andy Slavitt, Founder and Board Chair, United States of Care
As a former VP for Optum and Acting Administrator of CMS under President Obama, Slavitt is a thought leader who regularly contributes to JAMA, MSNBC, CNN, Fox and CNBC. His latest endeavor, the United States of Care, was established to ensure all Americans have access to affordable care by “putting healthcare over politics.”
Twitter: @ASlavitt


Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator, Officer of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Formerly a Siemens Healthcare senior executive, ER doctor, and health IT architect, Rucker has worked to advance patient data access by bringing open application interfaces (APIs) and data interoperability to the forefront of the conversation.
Twitter: @donrucker


Martin Van Trieste, President and CEO, Civica Rx
Since assuming the helm at the non-profit generic drug company, Van Trieste has indicated that accessibility and affordability of generic prescription drugs are the first priority. Civica Rx is backed by more than 800 hospitals.
Twitter: @MgVantrieste


Dan Brillman, Founder & CEO, Unite Us
Brillman left the finance industry to create Unite Us, a social determinants of health-focused organization connecting health and social service providers together to streamline patient care.
Twitter: @DanBrillo


Madeline Bell, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
In addition to her role overseeing 20,000 employees within a $3 billion health system, Bell authors the blog Heels of Success, focused on guiding women in the workplace and hosts the podcast Breaking Through with Madeline Bell, featuring interviews with CHOP clinicians, scientists, philanthropists and business leaders.
Twitter: @MadelineSBell

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