Risant Health's future CEO on where his work begins

Jaewon Ryu, MD, CEO of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health, is set to become the CEO of the newly formed Risant Health when Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente's acquisition of the health system is expected to close next year. 

Risant, which will be based in Washington, D.C., aims to expand and accelerate the adoption of value-based care in "diverse, multipayer, multiprovider, community-based health system environments.

 Dr. Ryu discussed his priorities once taking on the new role with the American Medical Association on July 10. 

 "I think it's a couple things," Dr. Ryu said, according to the report. "So one is this would be a new entity. So we've got to build out that platform of what are those capabilities that we think will be applicable not just to Geisinger but also to other systems similarly like-minded as we are. And so whether that is provider or physician tools, patient tools, data and analytic insights, I think all of those kinds of things is a big part of the focus."

 He said some of that work has already started but will "really go into a different gear as the deal closes." 

 "I think the other piece is continuing to have the discussions to explore who are the other like-minded systems whose visions … align with what we're trying to achieve, a big part of that being value-based care," Dr. Ryu said. 

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