Dr. Jain will discuss healthcare reform and innovation through the lens of three clinical vignettes.
Dedicated to harnessing the power of data, technology, medical science and collaboration to improve patient health, Sachin Jain, M.D., M.B.A., is chief medical information and innovation officer (CMIIO) at Merck. His charge includes developing strategies and global partnerships to leverage health data to improve patient health. Dr. Jain’s work emphasizes understanding of real-world patient experiences and outcomes and applying that knowledge to appropriate use of medications, medication adherence, and advancing medical discovery.
Medicine is at the core of his efforts, and in addition to his role as CMIIO at Merck, Dr. Jain continues to serve as an attending hospitalist physician at the Boston VA-Boston Medical Center, and is a lecturer in healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School.
Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Jain was senior advisor to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where he helped launch the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, briefly serving as its acting deputy director for policy and programs. He also served as special assistant to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), supporting the agency’s implementation of the HITECH Provisions of the Recovery Act, which provide incentives for physicians and hospitals to become meaningful users of health information technology.
An advocate for faster translation of healthcare delivery research into practice, Dr. Jain has been drawn to the transformational relationship between a patient and caregiver, and ensuring patients’ access to both medicines and to caring, comprehensive treatment. To that end, Dr. Jain is a founder of several non-profit healthcare ventures including the Homeless Health Clinic at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter; the Harvard Bone Marrow Initiative; and ImproveHealthCare.org. He also co-edited the book, “The Soul of a Doctor,” which has been translated into Chinese.
With expertise in the impact of reimbursement and access on patient health, Dr. Jain worked previously at WellPoint, McKinsey & Co, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and served as an expert consultant to the World Health Organization. He has authored more than 50 publications on healthcare delivery innovation and healthcare reform in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs, and is co-editor-in-chief and co-founder of Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.
Dr. Jain graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in government, and continued on to earn his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. While completing his medical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he maintained a faculty appointment at the Harvard Business School and remains affiliated as a senior institute associate at the school’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.