SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarify Health Solutions, Inc., an innovative company that is integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with clinical workflow optimization analytics, announced today that Jack Cochran, MD, former executive director (CEO) of the Permanente Federation, has joined the company's Board of Directors. Dr. Cochran will play a critical role in shaping the company's strategic direction and fueling the continued enhancement of its breakthrough digital care guidance platform.
Dr. Cochran, a renowned physician leader and an advocate for healthcare transformation, spent over 25 years as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. In addition to his clinical practice, he previously served as executive director (CEO) of the Permanente Federation, the national leadership organization of the regional Permanente Medical Groups, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum, the Alliance of Community Health Plans and the American Medical Group Foundation. A frequent speaker and author, he also serves as a member of the University of California at San Francisco's Global Health Advisory Group.
"America's healthcare crisis is an extremely complex problem, but what's even more concerning is that so many companies are taking a misguided approach to solving it," said Cochran. "The Clarify Health team is not only smart and passionate but they also understand that providing better technology is just one critical piece of the larger puzzle. The challenge is also ensuring the adoption of that new technology within clinical cultures, where resistance to change and skepticism about new technology are prevalent. I couldn't be more pleased to join the Board of Directors at Clarify Health, to drive change and make a meaningful difference across the healthcare ecosystem."
Clarify Health has built a digital care guidance system that seamlessly integrates powerful analytics, smart workflows and real-time patient navigation. The company's analytics engine uses AI to generate actionable insights and guide patients in real-time through personalized care journeys.
"Jack is an accomplished physician leader who has been a terrific mentor to a long series of clinical change makers and innovators," said Jaewon Ryu, MD, executive VP and chief medical officer of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. "It's exciting to see him continue to lead the charge towards better value care with such passion and vision."
"We are deeply grateful that Dr. Cochran is a believer in Clarify Health and is collaborating with us to improve healthcare delivery, first as a company advisor and now in an even more strategic role as a director on our board," said Jean Drouin, MD, CEO and co-founder of Clarify Health. "He shares our vision for leveraging advanced analytics to transform clinical operations, reduce costs, and most importantly, enhance patient experience. Dr. Cochran strengthens our leadership team because he understands how physicians think and operate—and has successfully overcome barriers to change in his past roles. We couldn't ask for a better partner to help ensure the widespread adoption of our technology by both physician leaders, and those practicing medicine on the front lines. With his support, we can deliver even more value to our customers."