BOSTON (PRWEB) November 02, 2017
Patient Discovery, a pioneer in helping patients successfully understand and adhere to medical instructions through a ground-breaking point-of-care solution, today announced that John Fallon, M.D., has joined as a strategic advisor.
Jason Shore, CEO of Patient Discovery said, “we’re excited to collaborate with Dr. Fallon to execute on our go-to-market strategy across the continuum of care. Joining forces helps accelerate our vision to provide patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals with first of their kind patient comprehension analytics to increase health literacy and drive adherence.”
Most recently, Dr. Fallon served as Chief Physician Executive and Senior Vice President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the state’s largest provider with over 3 million members. At Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dr. Fallon drove the expansion of quality, effectiveness and efficiency across the network. Amongst other key initiatives, he was responsible for medical policies, evaluating new healthcare technologies and developing new reimbursement methods.
“Non-adherence to prescribed medications is one of the most pervasive and costly problems affecting healthcare today. To confront this out-of-control epidemic, we need to deploy disruptive new technologies with patients at the forefront. Patient Discovery is solving this problem by getting into the mind of the patient to identify their unique barriers to adherence. These actionable insights can be leveraged by industry to increase adherence and lower costs at an unprecedented scale.”
About John Fallon, M.D.
Dr. Fallon most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) from 2004 to 2015. Prior to his role at BCBSMA, Dr. Fallon served as CEO for Clinical Affairs that the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, including University Hospital of Brooklyn and the clinical faculty practice plan. His professional experience also includes the Partners Healthcare System, where he was Chairman of the Physician Network. Dr. Fallon was the Founder & CEO of North Shore Health System, a large physician-hospital organization in Massachusetts. He serves on the board of directors of Insulet Corporation, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Exact Sciences. He’s currently the Chairman for the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation and serves on the Temple University School of Medicine Board of Advisors, and recently stepped down from National Committee for Quality Assurance Medical Standards. Dr. Fallon practiced internal medicine for more than 20 years, fulfilled his residency at Boston City Hospital, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of the Holy Cross, a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Medicine.
About Patient Discovery
The single largest opportunity for improving medication adherence is effective, individualized patient education. At its heart, Patient Discovery is designed to transform complex treatment regimens and confusing medical instructions into dynamic and individualized learning experiences. Our platform is underpinned by a hands-on, learn-by-doing methodology delivered in each patient’s native language. Each patient’s learning journey collects unique data which provides healthcare professionals with real-time insights into their comprehension levels and concerns. Armed with these insights, medical teams are able to intervene with each patient, addressing individual apprehensions or difficulties about taking their medications.