50 Most Influential Clinical Executives - 2019
Dr. Tony Farah
Executive vice president, chief medical and clinical transformation officer, Highmark Health
Under Farah’s leadership, Highmark has seen significant results from efforts to improve operations and cut costs. In fact, Highmark saved $26 million in 2018 due some initiatives Farah oversaw. Some of the pilots include a program to ensure patients get evidence-based care at the right care setting, as well as a program to better address care for patients with chronic conditions. Initiatives under Farah’s watch have also resulted 10% to 20% drops in readmissions and 30% to 40% cuts in admissions and emergency department visits.