Dr. Jordan Asher, Chief Physician Executive at Sentara Health

This episode features Dr. Jordan Asher, Chief Physician Executive at Sentara Health. Here, he discusses what makes Sentara special, the importance of preventative, mental health, & consumer centric care, ways to engage patients to be more active in their care, and more.

Summary

Dr. Jordan Asher Discusses the Future of Healthcare and Consumer-Centric Approaches

In this episode, Dr. Jordan Asher, Chief Physician Executive at Sentara Health, shares his insights on how healthcare is changing and how doctors can have a greater impact in this new world. He highlights the importance of preventative, mental health, and consumer-centric care and ways to engage patients to be more active in their care.

The Importance of a Consumer-Centric Approach to Healthcare

Dr. Asher emphasizes the need for a consumer-centric approach to healthcare, where focus is placed on treating the diseases of life instead of just preventing death. This involves tapping into patients' personal purpose and motivations to get them engaged and make a greater impact on their overall health.

Shifting from a Disease-Based Model to Activation and Engagement

To change the paradigm of healthcare, it is crucial to shift our focus from a disease-based model to one that is more focused on activation and engagement. This not only benefits individual patients but also contributes towards health equity.

Mass Customization and Personalized Information for Patients

Dr. Asher also discusses the concept of mass customization, where healthcare systems reach out to patients with personalized information to improve engagement and activate patients in their own care. He compares Emory and Vanderbilt universities and personally prefers Vanderbilt due to personal connections.

Conclusion

Overall, Dr. Jordan Asher emphasizes the need for consumer-centric care and individual focus to improve healthcare outcomes. By shifting towards activation and engagement, we can make a greater impact on individual patients' overall health and contribute towards health equity.

 

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This episode aired on 05/17/2023 and can be listened here.

 

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