HealthLeaders Media June 23, 2021
Christopher Cheney

MercyOne’s new chief medical executive says he is positioned to be a primary leader in the health system’s efforts to achieve health equity.


– The new chief medical executive of MercyOne says the primary elements of physician engagement include transparency, alignment of goals, and physician empowerment.

– To address health equity, a chief medical executive’s responsibilities include educating physicians about unconscious biases and garnering patient trust.

– The executive’s vision for telehealth after the coronavirus pandemic has passed includes using telehealth to boost care accessibility and creating a seamless telehealth experience.

A chief medical executive has a key role to play in addressing health equity, the new chief medical executive at Clive, Iowa—based MercyOne says.

Hijinio Carreon, DO,...

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