Transforming Healthcare Through Technology

As mentioned back in January, after a national CEO search the AMA invited G5P managing partner Doug Given to serve as Health2047’s CEO. Passionate about this amazing opportunity, Doug accepted the AMA’s offer.

Doug remains active on the G5P board, but the rest of the G5P team will serve G5P client needs until Doug returns to the firm in an operational capacity sometime in 2018. However, if you’re curious as to what Doug is creating at Health2047, here’s an excerpt from a U.S. News and World Report’s article on the launch:

The firm reflects the AMA’s desire to take an active role in reshaping a health care system buffeted by converging market forces, such as the push to exploit new technology, drive down costs, improve quality, promote transparency and heighten accountability for the outcomes of care.

From doctors’ offices to retail clinics to operating suites, these pressures are inescapable, says Dr. James Madara, CEO of the AMA and chairman of Health2047. The challenge: “How do we make physicians’ practices sustainable in this new environment?”

Health2047 seeks to combine AMA’s medical expertise with Silicon Valley technology and business know-how to develop solutions to the problems that “burden physicians and detract from patient care,” he says.

Supplying the business savvy is CEO Dr. Douglass Given, a physician-scientist-entrepreneur with broad expertise in health care, venture capital and drug development. His resume includes stints running Vivaldi Biosciences, Inc., a biotech firm reinventing the flu vaccine. He has also played roles in traditional pharmaceutical companies, public health and academic medicine.

Given believes that doctors’ insights should play a pivotal role in health care’s evolution. “You think about the $3 trillion-plus health marketplace, with less than a million practicing physicians – think of the leverage they have,” Given says. “We need to leverage and unlock the insights of the AMA, and do that through partnerships with leading commercial enterprises that for one reason or another haven’t been able to penetrate health care.”

You can follow more news about Health2047 here.