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    Top 10 up-and-coming industry leaders in managed care

     

    Brian Kalis
    Managing Director, Digital Health and Innovation, Accenture
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    KalisKalisIn 2014, at 33 years old, Kalis became the youngest managing director in the history of Accenture’s Minneapolis office. He now leads the global professional services company’s digital health business—including analytics, blockchain, cloud, and artificial intelligence. Kalis created an innovative model that fuses breakthroughs across often disparate entities (e.g., startups, providers, payers). The model helps traditional healthcare entities conduct research and development activities globally, with a bevy of outside research partners, such as a startup or research laboratory. He also advises and works with providers, payers and government entities worldwide to design strategies, build capabilities and deploy digitally-enabled models to transform healthcare delivery.

    MHE: Why did you choose your profession?

    Kalis: I have a passion for improving consumer services and business operations using technology. On my first project, Accenture gave me the opportunity to apply this to the healthcare industry. I immediately knew that healthcare was where I wanted to focus my work. I realized that, by leveraging technology and simplifying the complexity of healthcare, we could make a measurable and positive impact on people’s lives—which has driven me ever since.

    MHE: What has been your biggest learning experience?

    Kalis: Time and experience working on large-scale initiatives in the healthcare industry have helped me appreciate the importance of leadership, organizational structure, and culture. Each one carries significant weight when driving institutional change and future success. I am reminded of this daily through my collaboration with healthcare organizations on digital and consumer-focused transformations.

    MHE: What change would you like to see in healthcare in the next 10 years?

    Kalis: I would like to see a systemic transformation in the healthcare industry toward person-centered care. Ideally, this would be a system with a proactive focus on well-being versus reactive sick care. It would be convenient and accessible for people, who have a coordinated care team focused on value and outcomes. To accomplish this, I would like to see accelerated changes in healthcare reimbursement toward value-based payments, to help drive the structural changes—including digital health tools—required to improve consumer experience, care quality, labor productivity and, ultimately, sustainability.    

    MHE: If you could sit down to dinner with anyone involved in healthcare, who would it be? 

    Kalis: Atul Gawande—I have followed his work on the topic of medicine and public health for some time, and would value a discussion on how we can “heal” medicine and public health, both for the benefit of citizens and clinicians.

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