Murphy to lead Geisinger’s new innovation institute
Who: Karen Murphy
New role: Executive vice president, chief innovation officer and founding director of Geisinger Health System’s new Steele Institute for Healthcare Innovation. She’ll begin in September.
Background: Most recently, Murphy, a registered nurse, was health secretary for the state of Pennsylvania. In that role, she launched the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to battle the opioid epidemic and put in place the state’s medical marijuana program. Earlier, she was director of the CMS’ $900 million State Innovation Models Initiative.
Transformation: “Throughout my entire career, I have always focused on transforming healthcare delivery and innovation, and I believe this is a continuation of that work,” Murphy said. In her new role, she will lead the Steele Institute’s team, working to transform healthcare delivery by improving patient experience, quality, efficiency and outcomes.