Center for Health Innovation Leader
Kate Brown leads Mercer's Center for Health Innovation (CHI), a group within the U.S. Health business dedicated to driving innovation that works for our employer clients. Kate is responsible for creating and executing on Mercer’s innovation roadmap, and was instrumental in the creation of Mercer’s latest point of view, Reinvent for Value. Kate’s current focus areas include how digital health companies are accelerating change in healthcare, how technology is reshaping care delivery, and the role of the consumer in benefits. During her tenure as the CHI leader, Kate has expanded Mercer’s innovation portfolio with several key initiatives that benefit employer plan sponsors, including QualPic, a diagnostic tool employers can use to assess quality and value in their health plans.
The best ways to separate work and home life.
Virtual care and behavioral health.
Using Mercer's QualPiC tool, we've helped employers identify where opportunities exist to deploy quality-focused value-based care strategies that lead to savings for employers.
Total medical spending, pharmacy spend, diabetes care.
Delivery of care at home.
Well-being (and a healthy corporate culture) need to be central to an employer’s benefit and value proposition. I believe we are shifting from a world in which well-being is considered ancillary to core benefits, to one in which well-being is more than just implementing point solutions to “check a box”.
In 2020, many people learned or reinforced the ability to “get comfortable being uncomfortable” – I hope we continue to learn and grow from such discomfort to create a better world for all.