50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Dr. Cheryl Pegus
Senior vice president of healthcare services and chief medical officer,
Cambia Health Solutions
Although only having been in the post a few months, Pegus has helped Cambia make significant strides in using evidence-based protocols for patients with chronic conditions. That includes nearly 20% of patients utilizing tools to assess the risk of colon cancer and increases in patients using kits to help control diabetes. Pegus also led an outreach effort to primary-care physicians that sought to increase the use of data-driven care. Her efforts to share claims data also resulted in a 39% drop in opioid prescribing. And with a measles outbreak in parts Washington state, Pegus used a real-time communications initiative to improve interactions with clinicians.