Comprised of the chief executives of some of the nation’s largest employers, the BPC CEO Council on Health and Innovation is identifying and sharing innovative strategies and best practices to improve the health and wellness of employees and the quality and cost-effectiveness of care. Their goal is to highlight and encourage adoption of such practices by other large and medium-sized employers to improve employee health and the health care. These strategies and best practices will be released publicly in early 2014. The council held its first meeting on July 9, 2013 in New York.
The CEO Council is co-chaired by Lowell McAdam, chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications; Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company; and Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, chairman and CEO of the Institute for Advanced Health. Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders and co-leaders of BPC’s Health Project, Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, are advising the council and Janet Marchibroda, BPC’s director of health innovation, is serving as its executive director.
A Health Care Advisory Board, made up of chief executives of organizations representing clinicians, consumers, health plans, and hospitals, is providing expert guidance in this collaborative effort.