Gurpreet “Sunny” Singh, Edifecs: Difficult Roads Lead to Wonderful Destinations

July 30, 2021

Gurpreet “Sunny” Singh, chairman of the board at Edifecs, said he follows a philosophy in life that stretches from his time at Montana State University in the 1980s, directly to his work today, at Edifecs, and in India to improve the lives of billions through innovative wellbeing initiatives with RoundGlass. “My father always encouraged me to pursue my passions and to dream big. He also raised me to be generous and compassionate – to honor the human spirit. This is something that I’ve carried with me for my entire life, and it’s shaped the work that I do.”

Michael Zeglinski, OptumRx: Hitting the Right Notes

July 27, 2021

Michael Zeglinski, senior vice president and CEO of specialty and infusion pharmacy at OptumRx, has applied the experiences he had playing the French horn in orchestras to his increasingly important roles in healthcare: “Being in an orchestra has its own dynamics — the conductor, being part of a team and doing your best to contribute to the whole. All of that applies to business.”

Jennifer Sheets, Interim Healthcare and Caring Brands International: Deadly Hospital Error Leads to a Commitment to Quality

July 26, 2021

Jennifer Sheets, CEO of Interim Healthcare and Caring Brands International, says a preventable hospital error led to her father’s death: “My commitment and passion for high-quality, process-driven healthcare (are) still greatly fueled by the horrific event that absolutely didn’t need to happen.”

Angela Celestin, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield: Changing to Healthcare Because of Change in Healthcare

July 19, 2021

Angela Celestin, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, had a career outside of healthcare before working at CareFirst. “Healthcare was going through some major changes, and I wanted to be part of that change,” she says.

Romilla Batra, SCAN Health Plan: From Amazement To Aiming To Be More Like Amazon

July 15, 2021

Romilla Batra, M.D., MBA, chief medical officer of SCAN Health and a professor of medicine at University of California, Irvine, says she was drawn to working for SCAN because “its mission resonated so strongly with me."

Generic Drug Price Tags: Too High. And Too Low. Competition Can Help Create an In-Between.

July 13, 2021

Low prices and some gaming of regulations can drive out competitors and create monopolies that allow generic makers to jack up their prices. Experience has shown that it often takes multiple generics to achieve the promised-for downward pressure on prices.

The Advantages of Medicare Advantage

July 11, 2021

Findings from industry studies show major cost savings for beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage plans. Some say the cost per enrollee for the government is higher than that for traditional Medicare.

Prescriptions for What Ails Value-Based Care

July 07, 2021

Everyone seems to be gearing up for value-based care, 2.0. It is hard to argue against the goal of moving from “volume to value.” The jabbing and the jostling are about the best way to get there.