Jim Parker is a healthcare industry leader with broad, executive-level experience. Most recently, Jim served as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar’s Senior Advisor for Health Reform. In this role, Jim directed the achievement of a number of initiatives that will improve the US healthcare markets. Prior to his government service, Jim held senior executive payer and provider leadership roles with Anthem and Indiana University Health. Jim obtained his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and holds an MBA from The Ohio State University.
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?
What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?
The general health of the population, behavioral health.
Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?
If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?
Chronic disease (esp. diabetes), inpatient hospitalization, skilled nursing care.
What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?
How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?
What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?
If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?