Chief Executive Officer, Teladoc, Inc.
Since taking the reins as chief executive officer of Teladoc in 2009, Jason Gorevic has led the company through tremendous growth, increasing revenue nearly twentyfold and driving Teladoc to its position today as the largest and fastest growing telemedicine firm in the United States. He has steered Teladoc through innovative program enhancements, the redesign of core technology, multiple rounds of expansion funding, and successful acquisitions—gaining market traction and consumer acceptance at rates unprecedented in the healthcare segment.
Throughout his healthcare career, Jason has been a leader in the development, launch, and management of innovative products and services that simultaneously deliver customer value and bottom-line results. Prior to taking charge at Teladoc, Jason was senior vice president and chief marketing and product officer of WellPoint Inc. (now Anthem), the largest managed care company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and second largest insurer in the United States. He twice won WellPoint’s Pinnacle Award for outstanding leadership. As president of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Jason had full P&L and operational responsibility for the $7 billion New York region, consistently exceeding enrollment and financial targets. In addition, when WellPoint acquired Lumenos Inc., he served as its interim president. Jason became part of WellPoint when it acquired Empire BlueCross BlueShield in 2005, having joined the Empire leadership team in 2002, prior to its successful IPO that same year, and soon became its chief sales and marketing officer.
Jason began his career at Oxford Health Plans in 1993, where he served in several marketing and operations capacities. At Oxford, Jason designed, built, and managed a telephone medical advice line staffed by registered nurses, which was a first-of-its-kind service in the managed care segment and is now an industry standard.
In 2014, Jason was recognized by Ernst & Young as a regional winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, and in 2003, at the age of 31, he was named one of Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40″ executives. He received a bachelor of arts degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
Steven M. Safyer, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Montefiore Health System
Steven M. Safyer, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Health System. Montefiore is the University Hospital and academic medical center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an integrated academic health system serving the New York metropolitan region. An accomplished physician leader and highly respected healthcare executive, Dr. Safyer has been at Montefiore since 1982.
Throughout his career at Montefiore, Dr. Safyer has been a leader in advancing Montefiore’s position as a preeminent, innovative, and equitable healthcare system. He has been a strong advocate for delivering a single standard of excellence to all, regardless of social or economic circumstances. He began his career with a deep commitment to improving healthcare for the underserved and early on galvanized a city-wide effort to stem the burgeoning epidemics of HIV and TB that were taking the greatest toll on the poor. Dr. Safyer led the expansion of Montefiore’s ambulatory healthcare network and developed innovative business and clinical strategies to provide care management under prepayment arrangements. He championed the early adoption of physician order entry clinical information systems and created nationally recognized quality and safety programs. In his position as President and CEO, he has strengthened Montefiore’s partnership with Einstein, the results of which have included exceptional research and treatment and the creation of Montefiore’s notable Centers of Excellence in the areas of heart, transplant, cancer, child health, neurosciences, and others.
Dr. Safyer received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Social Medicine at Montefiore. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Einstein. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, founding member of The Health Management Academy, and a member of the Healthcare Institute.
Dr. Safyer currently serves as Chair of the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes and is the immediate past chairman of the Board of Governors for the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA). He is a board member of the Hospital Association of New York State (HANYS); Association of American Medical Colleges’ Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) Administrative Board; Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation; NYC Board of Corrections; Coalition to protect America’s Health Care; and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC).
2015 PATH AWARDEES
Thomas Mahoney, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency (FLHSA)
As the Chief Medical Officer of FLHSA, Dr. Mahoney oversees all aspects of clinical data and analytics. He was instrumental in securing a $26.6 million communitywide grant from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation as part of the Affordable Care Act Health Care Innovation Awards. The focus of the grant is to reduce hospital admission and ED visits by supporting primary care redesign with integrating home and community based services.
Prior to joining FLHSA, Dr. Mahoney served as CEO of the Rochester Individual Practice Association. He is also a past clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr. Mahoney earned his doctor of medicine degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. He served his residency and chief residency at the University of Rochester. He is board certified by the National Board and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Monroe County Medical Society and the Medical Society of the State of New York.
Lisa Perry, MBA, MPP
Senior Vice President, Quality and Technology Initiatives, Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS)
Since joining CHCANYS in 2008, Ms. Perry has developed a statewide program to support the use and optimization of health information technology in our State’s 68 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). In 2011, once the majority of health centers were live on electronic health records (EHRs), she turned her attention to the development of a clinical data warehouse reporting and analytics system, known as the CHCANYS Center for Primary Care Informatics (CPCI). 75% of the State’s FQHCs are now connected to the CPCI, uploading data nightly from EHR and Practice Management Systems, and drawing down reports and analytic tools to support improved quality and coordination of care, patient outcomes and satisfaction, and operating efficiencies. Recognizing that healthcare reform would require ever tighter linkages between clinical and technology improvement efforts, CHCANYS joined its Clinical Quality Improvement and Technology programs under a single leader in 2013. As CHCANYS first Sr. Vice President, Quality & Technology Initiatives, Ms. Perry continues to develop and oversee a broad array of grant-funded technical assistance and training programs focused on clinical practice transformation, preparation for value-based payment, and improved outcomes in a variety of chronic health conditions prevalent in the FQHC population. CHCANYS’ Quality & Technology Initiatives division also supports FQHCs in achieving Meaningful Use and recognition as Patient Centered Medical Homes. The division has grown from 4 to 18 experienced professional staff including: clinical quality and health IT leadership, quality improvement practice coaches, and senior database analysts.
Ms. Perry maintains a presence on the local, state, and national level, representing the interests of NY State’s FQHCs in policy discussions and other forums, and has developed major partnerships with government, non-profit, and academic institutions.
Prior to this, Ms. Perry served as the first Director of CHCANYS’ Primary Care Health Information Consortium, CHCANYS’ Health IT support program for the 30 New York City health centers. She has over 25 years of experience in New York healthcare, including finance and management positions at New York University, NYU Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation.