What if we shifted our attention from only taking care of people once they are sick to creating processes that help people take actions that elevate their health across the whole of their lives?
Jeffrey H. Margolis the chairman and former CEO of Welltok, Inc., the leading enterprise consumer activation company in healthcare. His work is transforming conventional notions of “sick care” to a wholly new model: optimized health.
Jeff is working to bring optimized healthcare to the masses using data and software-driven solutions. “The truth is, there is a relatively small percentage of the population that relishes solving a difficult problem end to end,” he notes. “And what problem looms larger in the United States than affordable, effective healthcare for an extraordinarily diverse society?” Jeff has spent decades pouring over data in order to properly answer this question.
With over 35 years of experience using systems science and advanced information technologies to address some of the industry’s biggest problems, Jeff is a sought-after authority on healthcare IT and strategy. Before joining Welltok in 2013, Jeff was the founder, chairman and CEO of TriZetto, the first industry vertical SaaS enterprise solution. His company created a market-leading platform that managed accurate benefit plan administration for over 130 million people. It was also at TriZetto that Jeff’s concepts of Integrated Healthcare Management and Health Optimization were born.
Jeff joined Welltok in its early days, bringing it from a start-up to an industry leader with 130 enterprise customers. Through its visionary consumer activation platform, the company seeks to make it easy for consumers to optimize their health and wellbeing. Today, Welltok impacts 22 million healthcare consumers annually.
Jeff Margolis is Chairman of Welltok, the consumer activation company, and recently joined Blackstone as a senior advisor to guide investments and advance innovations in healthcare and information technology. He also serves on the boards of Alignment Healthcare, NextGen Healthcare and TriNetX.
Jeff has written several books concerning the state of healthcare including The Healthcare Cure and most recently Not Just in Sickness…but Also in Health. He is an in-demand speaker and guest lecturer, bringing his futurist, data-driven philosophy to audiences across the country. Additionally, he provides strategic advisory services to select organizations. Jeff is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, holds CPA certificates in Colorado and Illinois, holds a Chartered Global Management Accountant designation with the AICPA, and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
“We all benefit from Jeff’s decades of experience working through how the pieces of the consumer health puzzle must be assembled—and where the gaps are. Health and care are inextricably linked, and we must redefine the industry around the whole person if we are to deliver on our promises.”
—Sam Glick, Partner and Practice Leader, Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center