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Conversations between VCs and entrepreneurs typically occur in boardrooms or coffee shops. In the Breaking Health Podcast, you get a seat at the table. Healthcare VC Stephen Krupa, Managing Director of the Psilos Group, brings his investor insight to revealing conversations with the most disruptive CEOs in healthcare. Listen to understand how these leaders are building the companies – and fostering the cultures – that will change everything.
Healthcare’s most vulnerable patients meet a fragmented system when they seek to simultaneously address chronic comorbidities, behavioral health challenges, and social needs (i.e., navigating access to food, transportation, and housing). In response, ConcertoCare employs a multidisciplinary team and offers an integrated approach to clinical care, behavioral health, and social services. The organization takes its name from a musical composition involving a soloist and an orchestra. With ConcertoCare, the patient (soloist) and interdisciplinary team (orchestra) work in tandem to meet the patient's needs beyond clinical care. Chairman and CEO Julian Harris, MD, MBA, talks with Breaking Health host Steve Krupa about the company’s clinical model, delivering exceptional care backed by technology and data, developing a brick-and-mortar health center, and its role in helping senior patients receive in-home care for as long as possible.
Julian Harris, MD, MBA, brings decades of strategic and operational leadership and health care innovation to the ConcertoCare team. As Chairman and CEO, he leads the tech-enabled, value-based provider of at-home, comprehensive care for seniors and other adults with unmet health and social needs.
Before becoming Chairman and CEO of ConcertoCare, Dr. Harris served as President of Care Allies, a group of Cigna-affiliated population health management and home-based primary care companies. Before joining Cigna, Dr. Harris served as an adviser to Google Ventures (GV), focused on tech-enabled health care services. Prior to GV, he led the healthcare team in the White House Office of Management and Budget. As the federal government's Chief Health Care Finance Official, he oversaw $1 trillion in spending and provided management and policy oversight for a range of programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.
Dr. Harris trained in internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women's Hospital and served on the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Policy and Medical Ethics from Duke University. He is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he serves as an adjunct professor. In addition, Dr. Harris is an Operating Partner at Deerfield.
He loves to find new places to hike, bike, and kayak with his family in his free time. He also enjoys teaching himself how to play the piano. While still several years away from being able to attempt a concerto, he loves to listen to them and dream.