The average primary care physician in the US supports 2,500 patients at any given time. Patients wait 18 days on average for a doctor's appointment, and physicians are able to see patients for only 11 minutes.
We’re flipping the model on its head to provide better care while, at the same time, decreasing costs to employers and the health system at large.
Matt is Chief Executive Officer of Eden Health. Previously, he was a technology and software investor at Insight Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity firm that has raised over $13 billion. Matt is also a board member at Areté Education and leads their effort to build a boarding school for high school students in the South Bronx. Matt earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University and taught at the Kennedy School of Government under Ron Heifetz.
Dr. Ben is Chief Medical Officer of Eden Health and a practicing physician. Previously, he was Lead Physician at GoHealth Urgent Care, helping the organization grow from zero to over thirty sites in the greater New York area. Before that, Dr. Ben was founder and CEO of Healthix, now the nations largest health information exchange. He has also worked as the Director of Clinical Systems at Northwell Health, the second largest not-for-profit health system in the US. Dr. Ben received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Scott is Chief Product Officer of Eden Health. Previously, he was a product manager at AppNexus, the advertising technology company based in New York City, and was an investment associate at the venture capital firm Cue Ball, where he focused on enterprise software. He also co-founded The Resume Drop, a recruiting platform that connected students at universities, including all eight Ivy League schools, to jobs in the technology sector. Scott earned his bachelor's from Harvard University.
Lauren is Clinical Operations Manager at Eden Health and a practicing Registered Nurse. Lauren has experience nursing in both inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical settings, including Harvard’s teaching hospital Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Lauren also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, where she studied Human Evolutionary Biology and dedicated her free time to a student mental health organization.
Annelie Röding is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and Clinical Quality Manager at Eden Health. Previously, she has worked in outpatient medicine, with experience in otolaryngology, reconstructive facial plastics, and the medical management of weight, allergies, and sleep apnea. Annelie has co-authored multiple medical-journal articles on medical and surgical standards of care. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology as well as her Masters of Science degree in Physician Assistance from Seton Hall University.
Jonathan is Chief of Staff at Eden Health. He is responsible for population health analysis and analyses related to improvements in quality and value of care. He also oversees finances, human resources administration, and sales lead development. Previously, he worked at the National Museum of Mathematics and as a private educator focusing on secondary and tertiary mathematics and economics education. Jonathan received his bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
Mackenzie runs strategic partnerships and business development at Eden Health. Previously, Mackenzie launched a venture-backed company out of the Harvard Innovation Lab. Prior to that, she worked in healthcare research at Harvard Business School and Tufts Medical Center. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Scientista Foundation and is a longtime supporter of the American Cancer Society. Mackenzie received her bachelor's degree in History & Science with a minor in Global Health & Health Policy from Harvard University.
Aran Ron is a physician trained in internal medicine at New York Hospital. He is one of the original founders and until recently the Chief Medical Officer of Oscar Health Plan and of Pager. He is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Group Health Inc., a $3 billion health plan, was Medical Director at Oxford Health Plan and at New York Downtown Hospital. He served as CEO of Partners Health Plan (a special needs MLTC plan) and an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.
His background includes board certification and licensure in internal medicine, degrees in business and public health. He has published articles in medical journals, and serves on local and national committees, and on the board of director’s and advisory boards including Group Health Inc (term ended 3/12), formerly Data Driven Delivery Systems, Nalari, Dunn Meadow Pharmacy, Israel BioMed Fund, LifeForce Capital Fund as well as non-for-profits St Christopher Inc and Metropolitan Council on Poverty.
He is on the URAC accreditation committee and lectures at Cornell Medical College (where he received a best teacher of the year award) and Columbia Business School.
Mary Ellen Connington is an experienced senior healthcare executive, recognized for leadership in health plans, hospitals and provider organizations. She is Chief Operating Officer at Advocate Care Physicians, the largest DSRIP in New York state. She was most recently SVP for Quality and Medical Management at Oscar, where she was responsible for the company’s Quality/UM/Case and Disease Management programs
She was SVP of Managed Care at The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, leading the $3B revenue organization’s strategic plan for interfacing with the health insurance industry, and was also VP of Managed Care at EmblemHealth.
She earned her MA from Columbia University (summa cum laude) and her BSN (cum laude) from College of Mount Saint Vincent.
Laurel Pickering is a leader and visionary, devoted to transforming healthcare at both regional and national levels. As President & CEO of Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH), Ms. Pickering has built an employer-led coalition of healthcare leaders and other stakeholders with the mission of empowering members to drive excellence and value in healthcare and the patient experience. NEBGH currently has 170 members comprised of national and global self-insured employers based in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts; plus national health plans, major consulting organizations, regional hospital systems and other key stakeholders.
Under Laurel's leadership, NEBGH has become one of the most active and influential healthcare-focused business coalitions in the country, focused on moving toward a value-based delivery system. NEBGH delivers educational and training programs for benefits executives, user groups designed to help them improve health plan and PBM performance, and guidance on private exchanges via the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC), of which Ms. Pickering is a founder.
Multi-payer efforts initiated by NEBGH include reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions, piloting an integrated approach to behavioral health in primary care in NYC, and developing innovative solutions to obesity, diabetes and other workplace health concerns through NEBGH’s Solutions Center. Based on these efforts, NEBGH has been enlisted by New York State’s Department of Health to play a key role in promoting a new advanced primary care model funded by a federal State Innovation Model (SIM) grant.
On the national level, Ms. Pickering is Chair of the Board of Directors of The Leapfrog Group, and serves on the Board of National Quality Forum (NQF) and National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH). Regionally, she is Chair of the Board of Directors of the NEBGH subsidiary HealthPass, a health insurance exchange for small businesses.
Ms. Pickering received her BA in Anthropology from SUNY Albany and MPH from Emory University.
Jeffrey Sachs is a leading health care policy expert who has worked with hospitals, health systems, health plans, behavioral health organizations, technology companies, unions, federal and state governments, and others for more than three decades.
Dr. Sachs was one of the architects of the recent New York State Medicaid Redesign Team process and its accompanying $8 billion Medicaid waiver. The result was one of the nation’s most innovative and comprehensive Medicaid overhauls.
In 2014, Dr. Sachs negotiated an agreement between the California Hospital Association and the SEIU/UHW which resulted in the establishment of a $100 million advocacy fund to support Medi-Cal. He also provided guidance on the development of California’s 2010 $10 billion Medicaid waiver.
In 2009, Dr. Sachs participated on President Obama’s Health Policy Advisory Committee on federal health care reform. He facilitated a joint letter signed by AHIP, PhARMA, AMA, AdvaMed, AHA and SEIU expressing support for health care reform initiatives that would decrease the annual health care spending growth rate by 1.5 percentage points as part of the negotiations around the ACA.
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