Dr. Byron Crowe,
Chief medical officer, Solera Health
As chief medical officer of Phoenix-based Solera Health, an instructor at Harvard Medical School and an academic hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center—all at the same time—it’s safe to say Dr. Byron Crowe has a multifaceted career.
Since joining Solera Health in 2019, he has led the design of several clinical programs, including its new Halo Platform, a management tool that gives payers and employers access to all relevant benefit programs and healthcare offerings in one place.
He also has played a major role in the clinical design of the chronic condition management platform’s expansion, from its sole focus on diabetes prevention to adding weight management, musculoskeletal care, mental health and other conditions.
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Crowe has recently done extensive research into ChatGPT’s potential role in medicine and its efficiency. He’s also heading a team at the Society of General Internal Medicine to write the organization’s stance on generative AI in medicine.
After seeing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Crowe said he believes digital health is the answer to improve the quality and access of healthcare.
"The experience of providing care, whether as a clinician or receiving care as a patient, has been mediocre at best and really, really difficult," he said. "Technology is playing a big role in ... creating access in ways that people would have had to take a whole day off work to go see the doctor [in the past]. Now they can do it from their smartphone in 30 minutes."