President &CEO, eMids
What is unique about the healthcare industry in Nashville?
Nashville has a strong concentration of healthcare providers and healthcare services companies, and has the unique ecosystem to foster innovation, in care quality and care costs.
What traits have helped you succeed?
Focus, perseverance and team-building.
What opportunities are most valuable to you that NHCC provides?
The opportunity to hear and interact with industry leaders is the most valuable ongoing activity that I participate in. I recently completed the NHCC Healthcare Fellows program and felt it moved the needle for me in terms of both my personal development and increased awareness of healthcare.
What do you read every day?
Industry, technology and management related publications are of interest to me. A few examples include Harvard Business Review blogs, Modern Healthcare and LinkedIn Pulse.
What is one word that describes your job?
What is your hope for the future of healthcare?
Three things: 1. That we cure chronic conditions like diabetes, kidney diseases, colitis and Crohns. 2. Healthcare is fast becoming unaffordable to us and our country. I hope in next few years we start flattening, if not bending, the cost curve. 3. That consumers become the real buyers of healthcare services, and therefore effect on it all characteristics of consumer-driven industries in terms of quality, cost and service.
What legacy do you hope to leave?
My team and I would like to be known as having built a company that helped healthcare entities innovate toward better quality, lower cost and excellent customer service.