18: Dr. Sachin Jain, Chief Medical Officer at CareMore, Biggest Healthcare Tip is not what you think!

Dr. Sachin Jain shares his entrepreneurial journey and deep passion for healthcare policy, the business of medicine, and how to improve healthcare.

The ModernMD: Dr. Sachin Jain

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, is Chief Medical Officer at CareMore Health System, an innovative health plan and care delivery system subsidiary of Anthem. Prior to joining CareMore, Dr. Jain was Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer at Merck & Co, where he developed global partnerships to leverage health data to improve patient health.

From 2009-2011, Dr. Jain pursued government service at the US Department of Health and Human Services, where he was senior advisor to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and helped launch the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). He also served as special assistant to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), supporting the agency’s implementation of the HITECH Provisions of the Recovery Act and meaningful use.

He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.

Success Quote:

“Our relationships with people in our lives are sacred.” – Sachin’s life philosophy 

White Coat to Business Suit:

Sachin has always been interested in using his medical training and skills to improve care on a larger level. Listen as Dr. Jain shares the importance of clinical training, how the business of medicine is driving significant healthcare improvement, and his work in healthcare policy.

What is your advice to medical students or resident physicians looking to transitions into the business world?

Always maintain a primary identity as a physician, complete a residency, and continue to see patients. The clinical experiences and insights will truly allow you to improve care.

Idea to Venture:

The Idea: What is the big vision for CareMore? Listen as Dr. Jain shares CareMore’s clinical care model with their highly integrated clinical practices, chronic disease management programs, and approach to inpatient medicine.

Success: CareMore has a culture of innovation and culture for caring for their members. 

Biggest Healthcare Tip: Listen as Sachin describes his biggest healthcare tip…

Business Rounds:

Best Advice: You are never as good as you think you are and you are never as bad as you think you are. Learn to have a steadiness in your approach and realize that everything is a marathon. 

Daily Success Habits: Sachin keeps a running list of his commitments and uses writing as a mode of reflection. 

Healthcare Trends:

Sachin shares three healthcare care trends that are driving healthcare transformation. Below are some highlights.

Common definition: We have common definitions of the healthcare problems that allow us to focus on solutions. 

Policy: Improvements in our policy infrastructure have enabled new technology, payments models, and move to value based care.   

Talent: New and better talent entering the healthcare system with an excitement and passion for healthcare transformation.

Links:

http://www.caremore.com/
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/healthcare-the-journal-of-delivery-science-and-innovation/

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