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76: The New Health Economy: For Women Leaders, with Sanjula Jain, Ph.D., Member of the Her Story Advisory Council and SVP of Market Strategy & Chief Research Officer of Trilliant Health

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76: The New Health Economy: For Women Leaders, with Sanjula Jain, Ph.D., Member of the Her Story Advisory Council and SVP of Market Strategy & Chief Research Officer of Trilliant Health

This episode is hosted by Her Story Advisory Council Member Ceci Connolly, President and CEO, ACHP. Ceci speaks with Megan Ranney, M.D., MPH, Emergency Physician and Academic Dean of Public…
May 25, 2022

76: The New Health Economy: For Women Leaders, with Sanjula Jain, Ph.D., Member of the Her Story Advisory Council and SVP of Market Strategy & Chief Research Officer of Trilliant Health

Meet Sanjula Jain, Ph.D.:

Sanjula Jain, Ph.D. is SVP of Market Strategy and Chief Research Office at Trilliant Health and a Co-founder of Think Medium. She also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Informatics. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Research and Advisory at The Health Management Academy. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Rice University, and a Ph.D. in Health Services Research and Health Policy from Emory University.

Key Insights:

Sanjula Jain, Ph.D. is co-author of “The New Health Economy: Ground Rules for Leaders.” It’s an overview the history and impact of health care politics, policy, providers, and personalization.

  • Defining Healthcare. The New Health Economy serves as a framework for understanding healthcare. Healthcare is a $4 trillion economy, with many stakeholders and silos. Making meaningful change in a specific area requires understanding and accounting for the many other pieces of the healthcare equation. (7:46)
  • The Writing Process. The best writing advice is simple, but effective: chunk it up. Outlining, even if you don’t stick to it, provides a starting point and helps define the scope of the project. Additionally, Dr. Jain knows she writes best in the morning, so she set aside 15-30 minutes each morning to write a paragraph or just a few bullet points. (15:11)
  • Healthcare Expertise. It’s common for women leaders to doubt their expertise. Dr. Jain reminds us that you don’t need to know everything about healthcare. It’s hard to be an expert because healthcare is a complicated industry. Being an expert is a balance between breadth and depth. (22:11)

This episode is hosted by Ceci Connolly. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Her Story and is President and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans.

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