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Jan founded Health Intelligence Partners as a health care consultancy that blends more than thirty years of business and clinical experience. Health Intelligence Partners has a global focus (working in 13 countries with both health organizations and National Ministries of Health), working with clients on both short -term and long-term healthcare business strategies and solutions. Jan and Health Intelligence Partners help clients navigate the healthcare environment in order to identify and articulate value opportunities. A great deal of Jan’s focus is on consumer engagement and how it affects the decisions that the consumer makes and the actions that they take.
Prior to founding Health Intelligence Partners, Jan served as Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for CVS Caremark. During that time she was a corporate officer and on the executive team with P & L and operations experience and lead Caremark’s Medicare Part D development. Jan was also the clinical lead for CVS Caremark’s M & A as well as integration of acquired organizations. Before going to CVS Caremark, Jan had 15 years experience in healthcare administration within the health plan and academic arenas and lead operations for two population health companies.
As a veteran healthcare executive, Jan’s leadership has delivered results in a variety of settings. Jan offers her experiences and insights through her consulting agency as well as through her participation on healthcare and consumer product boards. She presently sits on healthcare focused boards including AccentCare (Chair; Compliance Committee, Compensation Committee), GNS Healthcare (Vice Chair of the Board), and Cambia Health Solutions. Jan’s consumer focused boards include Savor Health and Whiskerdocs. Jan previous board experience includes; Care Core National (Committees: Chair: Finance Past Chairperson, Compensation, Search, M&A and Strategic Directions) and Rx-Ante, which were recently sold. She also sits on numerous business and healthcare committees.
As the author of the books “Leveraging Health”, “Thirteen Common Pitfalls in Consumer Engagement”, “We Don’t Talk Anymore: A Consumers Guide to Connecting with their Doctor” and “Medical Liability for Pediatricians”, the Editor in Chief of American Journal of Pharmacy Benefit and on the editorial boards of a number of healthcare journals, Jan is considered a national health care thought leader. Jan speaks and writes on a broad range of health care issues.
Jan holds both a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Masters degree in Jurisprudence from Loyola University in Chicago, and a Certificate in Healthcare Business Administration from University of South Florida. She also holds a black belt in Six Sigma. Jan is an assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Medicine and School of Communication in Chicago, Illinois where she teaches the Engaging the Consumer in Health course.
MD, MS, MBA
Mark Frisse is the Accenture Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His work focuses on the intersection between health care informatics, economics, policy, and health care transformation. His service includes responsibilities coordinating informatics activities among regional hospitals and fostering effective health information exchange. His research is directed toward the potential contribution to economically sustainable health care through more effective use of informatics and information technology. As a teacher, he was the Director of the Masters in Management in Health Care Program at the Owen Graduate School of Management and lectures on health policy and technology in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine. He has also worked at with the federal government, state governments, and national bodies to develop more effective health care information technology policies and systems.
In Tennessee, Dr. Frisse led the development and oversight of a six-year federal- and state-sponsored effort to create and operate a health information exchange for the greater Memphis area. He also has over two decades of deep experience in clinician organization governance, comprehensive electronic health record systems, e-prescribing organizations, data governance, privacy policies, and care coordination. In recent years, his research has been on ONC-funded privacy research and a CMS Innovation Award focused on care coordination.
Previously, Dr. Frisse has held leadership positions at Washington University, Express Scripts, and the First Consulting Group. At Washington University, he was a principal in Project Spectrum, one of the earliest efforts to exchange data and images among hospitals. He witnessed the creation of the BJC Health System, and supported both academic and clinical health care technology initiatives.
At Express Scripts, he was Chief Medical Officer and was responsible for their Practice Patterns Science division and the DrugDigest.org consumer Web site. He worked extensively with health plans to design innovative pharmacy benefits integrated into broader health care payment approaches. While at Express Scripts, he was part of a small team that created RxHub – a collaboration among the Nation’s three largest pharmacy benefits managers. Later, he served as a board member of SureScripts, LLC – the primary infrastructure resource for e-prescribing and medication management.
At First Consulting, he led engagements in vendor selection, quality governance, physician information technology leadership development, and clinician governance. His work made him intimately acquainted both with small and large non-profit health care delivery organizations.
Dr. Frisse is a board-certified internist trained in hematology-oncology. He was trained at the University of Notre Dame (BS), Washington University (MD, MBA), and Stanford University (MS, Medical Information Science). He is on the Board of Qsource, LLC. He currently serves as an advisor to ACT.md, Atlas5D, and Cordant Health Solutions. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
George S. Hiller, III
George Hiller founded The Hiller Pharmacy Management Group in 2009. He currently provides consulting and project management in the pharmacy benefits space working with health plans, pharmacy benefit management companies, employer groups, providers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Mr. Hiller’s skills and expertise include Managed Care, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Preferred Provider Organizations, Healthcare Networks, Contracting, Product Development, Evidence-Based Formulary Development, as well as Health Economics and Outcome Research.
From March, 1993, until his retirement in May, 2009, Mr. Hiller led and directed all aspects of pharmacy benefit management for commercial business and Medicare Part D for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. As the Executive Director of Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) his specific responsibilities included establishing and achieving strategies, plans, and objectives for an in-house PBM operation that eliminated the need for its former out-sourced arrangement. He was also responsible for assuring the effectiveness and quality of the in-house PBM’s operations and clinical programs. The Operational area of the PBM program included on-line claims adjudication, benefit administration, systems integration, product development, and network contracting. The Clinical Services area included drug utilization review, formulary maintenance, pharmaceutical manufacturer contracting, group reporting, and provider education.
Recent consulting engagements have been in the areas of Oncology (prostate cancer and NCCN guidelines), Hepatitis C, Immunomodulators, Multiple Sclerosis, Biologics and Bio-similar, Bone, Opioid Drug Management, and Diabetes. Specific projects have included: Pricing and contracting market assessment, value proposition development, clinical research strategy consultation, review of clinical data, study design consultation, advice and feedback on recently presented or published clinical data, and emerging trends in clinical practice relating to diagnosis and treatment.
Mr. Hiller received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Samford University and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Auburn University.
Dr. Andrew Kwait is currently in private practice in Salem Massachusetts, and with the CBFS/ACT programs at Eliot Community Human Services, in Danvers, Massachusetts.
Dr. Kwait earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Washington University in St. Louis and his Medical degree at Cornell Medical College. He served as an intern in medicine at the Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Kwait completed a residency in psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center/Harvard Medical School, where he also served as chief resident. His teaching, administrative and clinical contributions for the past 36 years have been in the area of psychopharmacology, community mental health and addiction psychiatry.