Who: Joel Dudley, 40
New role: Director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, a new venture at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York that will work to speed healthcare transformation through research, science, digital health technology and clinical practice.
Background: Dudley is an associate professor of genetics and genomic sciences at Icahn as well as director of the Harris Center for Precision Wellness and director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics. He will combine those duties into his new role.
Back to the future: The institute aims to “envision what healthcare will look like in 2025” and put those care models of the future in place today. “If you are going to go to a country that didn't have any telephone infrastructure, you wouldn't install landlines,” Dudley said. “You would go right to installing mobile phone towers. A lot of medicine is like people are installing landlines when we should just be jumping ahead to a whole new way of doing things.”
Better outcomes: The first goal will be revolutionizing primary care, Dudley said. “The bar is not that we experience small incremental improvements. We want to come up with a care model … where we are talking about something that has a minimum of 10 times better outcomes, and maybe 10 times reduction in costs.”