Reducing Health Care Disparities Starts at the Top, Says Dr Sachin Jain

In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, SCAN Group and Health Plan's president and CEO, about how the organization made 10% of senior managers’ annual bonuses dependent on how well the gap in medication adherence among diverse populations was reduced.

Even before the pandemic began in 2020, the number of health care organizations appointing chief health equity officers had started to grow. Is this a role for 1 person only or do initiatives to tackle health care disparities and other issues begin at a higher level? And how can change really be accomplished so there is a measurable effect on health outcomes?

In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, who joined SCAN Group and Health Plan 2 years ago as president and CEO. He discusses an effort, recently described in an article in Harvard Business Review, about how SCAN made 10% of senior managers’ annual bonuses dependent on how well the gap in medication adherence among diverse populations was reduced.

The former CareMore executive shares why executives at the top of organizations need to champion and lead initiatives to reduce health care disparities and do more than “virtue signaling” on health equity issues.

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