Panel Session 1: Care Delivery/Primary Care Innovation Case Study
Care Delivery/Primary Care Innovation Case Study
Moderator: Mohit Kaushal, MD, MBA
Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer, West Wireless Health Institute
Dr. Mohit Kaushal is Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute. As a member of the executive leadership team, he identifies and pursues strategic opportunities to advance the Institute's mission of lowering health care costs through technology and innovation.
Dr. Kaushal has had an extensive career within clinical medicine, academic research, venture capital, public health and health policy. Previously, he was Director of Connected Health at the Federal Communications Commission, where his team produced the Health Care chapter of the National Broadband Plan and initiated collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration for the regulatory streamlining of converged telecommunication and medical devices. Prior to this position, he was an investment professional at Polaris Venture Partners, and held roles with Merrill Lynch's Health Care IBD Group and the World Health Organization.
In addition to his role at the Institute, Dr. Kaushal currently serves Co-Manager of the West Health Investment Fund. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University, with a focus on connected health clinical research, and a member of the Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering Industrial Liaison Advisory Board. He holds an MBA from Stanford and an MD with distinction from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London.
Christopher Chen, MD
Chief Executive Officer, ChenMed
Christopher Chen is the chief executive officer of ChenMed, a physician led group that has created an innovative primary care led full risk model for moderate to low income seniors in multiple states. He has been leading ChenMed for the past 6 years. During this time, the company has created several major technology and care delivery innovations as well as developed the corporate, medical and technology infrastructure that is supporting a national growth plan. Dr. Chen holds a B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University Miami Honors Program in Medicine. He did his internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School followed by a cardiovascular fellowship at Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Essence Healthcare
Frank Ingari is an accomplished leader with more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and senior information technology executive. Prior to joining the EGHC family of companies, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shiva Corporation, a pioneer in the remote access market, taking the company public with Goldman Sachs in 1994. He previously served as Vice President and General Manager of the spreadsheet division at Lotus Development Corporation, and as Senior Vice President at Atex, Inc., a division of Kodak. He was also founder and Chairman of Wheelhouse Corporation, an early application service provider in the customer relationship market.
Brian Prestwich, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Brian Prestwich, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the Keck USC School of Medicine and Clinical Instructor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, completed his residency in Family Practice at the Ventura County Medical Center. Over the subsequent 8-year period he served as clinical faculty at VCMC while practicing family medicine within the VCMC system and served as President of the Medical Staff the year prior to joining the faculty at the USC/ California Hospital Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program where he taught and served as Medical Director from 1998-2005. Dr. Prestwich then joined the medical staff at Clinica Monsenor Oscar A. Romero, where he was the Rheumatology Champion and Medical Director of the COPE/LAC-USC Camino de Salud Specialty Access Network. In February, 2008, he accepted a clinical and teaching position at the Los Angeles Free Clinic, now the Saban Free Clinic. He now represents The Saban Free Clinic in the Camino de Salud Network collaborative and teaches "The Medical Home: Managing to Care Better" to 3rd year medical students at the Keck USC School of Medicine. Dr. Prestwich is currently Co-Chair of the Early Developmental Screening and Intervention Learning Collaborative in Los Angeles County and Southern California, and he continues to practice and teach systems-based practice and practice redesign strategies for transforming clinical practices into 21st century Patient-Centered Medical Homes. He has been active in the design and development of the Greater Los Angeles Care Innovation Corridor, a virtually integrated system of health care and health coverage led by The University of Southern California, Catholic Healthcare West, Methodist Hospital of Southern California and The Margolin Group.
Lonny Reisman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Aetna
Lonny Reisman, M.D., is Aetna's chief medical officer. In this role, he is responsible for the company's clinical strategy which seeks to improve the health of Aetna's members. Dr. Reisman is a recognized leader in health information technology, patient safety and evidence-based medicine, and has published numerous medical articles.
Dr. Reisman most recently served as ActiveHealth Management's Chief Executive Officer and as a director since October 1998. He co-founded ActiveHealth Management, now an Aetna subsidiary, following nearly 20 years of experience as a physician and consultant to large employers concerned about health care quality and costs. Dr. Reisman led the development of the ActiveHealth CareEngine® System, a clinical decision support technology platform that received a U.S. Patent in 2004.
Dr. Reisman was a principal in the Managed Care Group of William M. Mercer from 1991 to 1998, where he led numerous consulting engagements with Fortune 500 corporations, health care providers, suppliers, and payers that focused on managing the demand for health care resources.
Dr. Reisman was an attending physician at NY Hospital and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center between 1987 and 1999, and was a cardiology fellow at the University of Chicago from 1985 to 1987. He received his undergraduate degree from SUNY at Stony Brook and his medical degree from Tel Aviv University.
David P. Kirchhoff
President and Chief Executive Officer, Weight Watchers
Mr. Kirchhoff is the President and CEO of Weight Watchers. In this role, Mr. Kirchhoff oversees a network of 45,000 service providers around the world who help 1.5 million people in its meetings each week. His organization is also responsible for its highly successful web site whose robust tools and related mobile applications service the needs of these members as well as close to 2 million Weight Watchers Online subscribers. Mr. Kirchhoff's business philosophy is grounded in the belief that obesity prevention is achievable and can be realized through a combination of smart governance, industry support and community empowerment.
Prior to becoming President and CEO of WWI in 2006, Mr. Kirchhoff held several positions within the company, including Chief Operating Officer for Europe and Asia. Mr. Kirchhoff was part of the original management team of WeightWatchers.com, Inc., and ultimately became its CEO. Mr. Kirchhoff was also the Chief Financial Officer of the Enthusiast Media Group of Primedia, Inc., a print and digital content provider; Director of Corporate Strategy and Development for Pepsico, Inc.; and a manager and consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Kirchhoff holds a B.S. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. with High Honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.