Experts on the move, shifting focus, & moving forward
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new year, we’re finding ourselves in an endemic state, with much uncertainty ahead. The Great Resignation presses on, and — as healthcare professionals face insurmountable levels of stress and burnout — many are leaving the sector in record numbers.
Others are approaching new opportunities, bringing with them impressive track records and outstanding expertise.
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center emergency medicine physician, Sean Kelly, MD, joined WELL Health, a digital health leader in patient communications, as Chief Medical Officer.
- Ophthalmologist, ocular oncologist, and cancer researcher, J. William Harbour, MD, was named Chair of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern.
- Internist Ali Khan, MD, MPP, was promoted to Chief Medical Officer of Value-Based Care Strategy at Oak Street Health, a network of primary care centers for adults on Medicare.
- Clinician, attorney, and thought leader, Kameron Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFP, was hired as Chief Health Officer of Cityblock Health, a transformative value-based provider of in-person and virtual care.
Dr. Matthews shared more on her move, describing it as “a culmination of a decade in medicine, law and public policy, working for health equity through community-based care.” Her mission in the role is personal one, in which she aims to leverage value-based care, data analytics, and a clinical-social perspective in a differentiated approach to successfully meet members where they are.
Energy shifts and focus
In new roles and existing, especially in the current climate, there’s increasing pressure on healthcare professionals to be incredibly intentional about where they focus their energy. Global healthcare CIO, David Chou, for example highlighted the technologies and leadership strategies he’ll be focused on this year.
As the healthcare industry continues to face tremendous challenges, and the systems and professionals we’ve historically relied on are pushed to their limits, we acknowledge and appreciate the hard work being done, day after day. And we celebrate many of the advancements and innovations — from telehealth and vaccines — that have come as a result.
Navigating what’s next, expertly
Life science leaders, stealth-mode digital health startups, and many in between are looking to Inlightened for the quality insights and expertise they can trust. And as they collaborate, the renewed excitement we see from professionals who have so much to give is inspiring, to say the very least. From frontline workers to physician executives, to leaders spanning nonclinical disciplines, we’re proud to be in the company of the best in their domain.