Leadership

HealthExec caught up with Humana's new CMO, William Shrank, MD, MSHS, for a sit-down interview at our headquarters to chat about all things integrated care and what keeps him up at night.

Geisinger, a health system that serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has named Jaewon Ryu, MD, as its new president and CEO. Ryu, who has served as interim president and CEO since November 2018, will assume the position July 1.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has elected its new board of trustees for 2019-2020, with women physicians as the highest elected officers for the first time.

Patrice Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn in as president of the American Medical Association (AMA) during the group’s annual meeting in Chicago, becoming the AMA’s first African-American woman to hold the position.

 

The acquisition of Aetna by CVS Health, which came at a price tag of $69 billion and brought together the nation’s third-largest health insurance provider with one of the biggest pharmacy retailers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), is at risk as the transaction is still under review by a court.

Healthcare organizations are keeping an eye on technology behemoths, which are the new entrants and competitors in the healthcare industry.

An emergence of fake medical news and untrustworthy medical advice on social media has led to the creation of a new type of role at Jefferson Health, a health system in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

 

Susan Bailey, MD, has been named the new president of American Medical Association, the group announced June 8 at the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago.

Thomas Frieden, MD, former director of the CDC, pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct violation after he was arrested last year for sexual misconduct, the Associated Press reported.

 

New York-based healthcare system Mount Sinai has created a new role of chief digital officer, which will be filed by Andrew Kasarskis, PhD, who will also hold the role of executive vice president.

HHS has named a new chief information officer, Jose Arrieta. The position had been open for about nine months.

The American Hospital Association has outlined a seven-step approach specifically tailored to health system leaders to address burnout in healthcare.