This month, Jared Safran joined Pursuant Health as our new Vice President of Quality Innovation. Jared has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry including serving as the Senior Clinical Pharmacist at Centene Corporation for the last four years.
Jared’s role includes developing new ways to improve quality metrics for Pursuant’s health plan partners, improve medication adherence for members and better utilize the current kiosk and online dashboard platforms.
“Fostering relationships in the managed care space has been an important component of my career to date,” Jared says. “I hope to weave these relationships into my role here at Pursuant Health. The most significant way Pursuant supports health plans and their members is through engagement, not only through our nearly 4,000 retail-based wellness kiosks, but through our Engage360 platform and a holistic approach to supporting and serving members to foster healthy behavior along their wellness continuum.”
Jared believes that the biggest challenge in population health management is reaching individuals in ways that work for them and drive behavior change, to emphasize the importance of taking their medications, going to physician visits and taking control of their health. He will play a critical role improving the engagement between our health plan partners and their members, giving members the information, support and tools they need to take ownership of their individual health and close the care gap.
“This will remain a challenge for the foreseeable future,” says Jared. “Keeping members engaged in their health, in ways that work for them, can break down these barriers. Pursuant Health’s culture of innovation and ‘outside the box’ thinking will help us continue to develop solutions that engage members to improve their health.”
Pursuant Health works with three of the five largest health insurers in the United States to incent healthy behavior. 79 percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Pursuant Health wellness kiosk. An average of 2-3 million Americans interact with their health via some portion of the Pursuant Health platform every month.
Jared lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children. He currently serves on the board of the Georgia Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.