DR. SACHIN JAIN, 35

Chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer Care More

Modern Healthcare - - 2015 UP & COMERS - —Bob Her­man

When Dr. Sachin Jain be­gan his un­der­grad­u­ate stud­ies

at Har­vard Univer­sity, he knew healthcare pol­icy was his pas­sion. But he never ex­pected to col­lab­o­rate with some of the most in­flu­en­tial healthcare pol­i­cy­mak­ers in the coun­try.

Jain, in pre­vi­ous fed­eral agency roles, has worked along­side a cadre of healthcare lead­ers, in­clud­ing Dr. Don Ber­wick when he was the ad­min­is­tra­tor of the CMS, and Dr. David Blu­men­thal when he led the Of­fice of the Na­tional Co­or­di­na­tor for Health In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy. Jain is now the chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer at CareMore, a Cal­i­for­nia med­i­cal group and Medi­care in­surer owned by An­them.

Blu­men­thal said Jain was “quick to make friends and in­spire con­fi­dence,” a sen­ti­ment shared by CareMore CEO Leeba Lessin. At one of his first CareMore all-team meet­ings, Jain, an ac­tive so­cial-media user, en­cour­aged his col­leagues to sign up for Twit­ter.

“But rather than just the­o­ret­i­cally say­ing ev­ery­one should be on Twit­ter, he had ev­ery­one pull out their phones and get on Twit­ter,” Lessin said.

Jain has led CareMore’s push to help high-risk se­niors, along with other clin­i­cal pro­grams. And he wants CareMore’s suc­cesses to be repli­cated.

“The coun­try needs ex­am­ples of how it can de­liver healthcare bet­ter,” Jain said. “I hope I can work with oth­ers to pa­rade ex­am­ples that can be in­spi­ra­tional for wider-scale change.”

“I hope I can work with oth­ers to pa­rade ex­am­ples that can be in­spi­ra­tional for wider-scale change.”

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