The executives in charge of healthcare are some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the industry about the complicated world of medicine.
The healthcare industry has changed significantly over the past decade due to various factors. One of these is the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. As the industry adjusts to the new normal, more people call for action on health equity.
These individuals are leading the way and shaping the future of the industry.
Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D. (Verily)
Amy Abernethy is a highly experienced executive with a wide range of skills and knowledge in the technology industry. She currently serves as the president of the research division of Google’s sister company, Verily. Before becoming the head of the FDA’s drug and food division, she was acting chief information officer.
According to Abernethy, the company’s goal is to provide the necessary solutions to enable individuals to achieve precision health. Under her leadership, the company has made significant progress in addressing the challenges of clinical research.
The company has also entered the life sciences industry through its various ventures. For instance, it has been developing COVID-19 testing and screening solutions for the pandemic.
As part of her company’s efforts, Abernethy is also developing software that will help study coordinators improve the efficiency of their operations. These solutions will allow them to monitor the activities of their study participants remotely.
Andrew Agwunobi, M.D. (Humana)
Over the past few years, Humana has invested heavily in various business units. One of the company’s recent acquisitions was Kindred at Home, which it renamed as CenterWell.
Humana also brought on Andrew Agwunobi to lead its home health division. He noted that the increasing number of people with chronic conditions and personalized care drive the need for more effective and efficient home health care.
He noted that home health care is a service that can provide the necessary assistance and supervision to people who need it most.
According to Agwunobi, the rise of COVID-19 has led to the emergence of the home as the next frontier in healthcare. He noted that Humana is committed to providing the best possible care at home.
Humana’s goal is to work with CenterWell to provide its members with the best care at home. The company’s goal is to establish a framework allowing members to access affordable, high-quality care.
He noted that most of Humana’s members are Medicare Advantage members. Agwunobi said that the company’s team is working with CenterWell’s primary care providers to provide a comprehensive approach to care for these individuals.
He noted that many seniors with multiple chronic conditions live alone and require the help of home health care.
David Carmouche, M.D. (Walmart Health)
Throughout his career, David Carmouche has been able to make a significant impact on access to healthcare in rural and underserved regions.
Before becoming the senior vice president of Walmart’s omnichannel care division, Carmouche worked for Ochsner Health for over 14 years. He’s dedicated to improving the company’s customer experience and increasing the number of people who can access healthcare at home.
According to Carmouche, the most significant innovation that the country needs right now is the ability to provide more people with access to healthcare. Walmart is well-positioned to lead the way in this area due to its vast population.
Walmart is currently working on increasing the physical locations of its health clinics. The company is also looking into various innovative solutions, such as the acquisition of MeMD.
Walmart Health’s telehealth program allows the company to provide care whenever and how employers and patients want it.