2021/12/09 – Bridging Health Disparities With Technology & Data-Driven Innovation Conference Session Set by America's Health Insurance Plans
Targeted News Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (TNSeve) -- America's Health Insurance Plans has scheduled a conference session as part of its Consumer Experience and Digital Health Forum on Dec. 9, 2021, entitled "Bridging Health Disparities with Technology and Data-Driven Innovation":
According to the agency website, the speakers for the session are:
Tich Changamire, MD, PhD, MBA
Dr. Tich Changamire, MD, PhD, MBA, is the Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), the region's largest not-for-profit healthcare company. He is responsible for leading CareFirst's efforts to achieve excellence in healthcare affordability, quality, and accessibility through innovative initiatives to improve the health of members and communities in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.
Dr. Changamire is a board-certified family physician with more than 20 years of industry experience, including medical and health plan knowledge, provider-based healthcare leadership, value-based healthcare, population health, clinical quality improvement and the business of healthcare.
Before joining CareFirst, Dr. Changamire served as Chief Medical Officer and Regional Vice President for Humana Healthy Horizons in Louisiana, a Humana Medicaid plan. Before joining Humana, Dr. Changamire held key leadership positions, including Medical Director at Center for Family Medicine in South Carolina and Medical Officer in Zimbabwe, where he experienced the HIV health crisis firsthand. Throughout his career, Dr. Changamire has focused on preventative health and providing care to diverse populations, including vulnerable and underserved communities.
Dr. Changamire is passionate about serving the community, a commitment CareFirst shares through its not-for-profit mission. He serves as a board director for Wild4Life, a global health nonprofit organization that provides accessible and affordable healthcare in developing countries.
Dr. Changamire earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Zimbabwe, his Ph.D. in Public Health from Harvard University and his Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
* Erin Mackay, Managing Director for Health Justice, National Partnership for Women & Families
* Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP
Dr. Kyu ("Q") Rhee serves as Senior Vice President and Aetna Chief Medical Officer at CVS Health. He and his team lead the integration and delivery of clinical and population health solutions. He is passionate and grateful to work for a health care innovation company with a simple and clear purpose: "bringing our heart to every moment of your health."
Prior to joining CVS Health, Dr. Rhee was the Chief Health Officer of IBM for a decade. He and his team had global responsibilities for IBM's efforts to transform health through the use of data, analytics, artificial intelligence, and services for hospitals, health systems, providers, health plans, employers, governments, and life science companies across the world. He and his team were also accountable for the health and safety of the global workforce, innovating health plan design for billions of global healthcare spending, and assuring a culture of health and performance.
Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Rhee was Chief Public Health Officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. Dr. Rhee also served as Director of the Office of Innovation and Program Coordination at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is the primary federal agency for research. While at HRSA and NIH, he served on and led numerous initiatives related to prevention, health care quality, research, health equity and public health.
Prior to his public service, he worked as a National Health Service Corps primary care physician and Chief Medical Officer in community health settings in Washington, DC and Baltimore. Dr. Rhee performed his medical residency training in both internal medicine and pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He obtained his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Rhee also holds a master's degree in Healthcare Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He acquired his Bachelor in Science degree from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.