ST. LOUIS UNION STATION HOTEL
ST. LOUIS, MO
OCTOBER 14–16, 2020
CONFERENCE: OCTOBER 14-16, 2020
EXHIBIT HALL: OCTOBER 15-16, 2020

One Health Insurance Executive’s Perspective on Weight Management, the Fitness Industry, and Healthcare Outcomes

 

Consumer behavior may be a larger contributor to overall health than the total number of interventions initiated by the established medical community. The presentation will include considerations about how the fitness industry might best position itself in a crowded marketplace to meet the needs of consumers who are healthy as well as recently diagnosed with a chronic, noncommunicable disease. The presentation will focus on opportunities to engage fitness-seeking consumers who are also patients in primary care practices. Given the speaker’s current role with a payer, the presentation will also outline how a payer might support these interactions with new financing models.

 

 

Anupam Goel, PhD

Chief Health Information Officer
UnitedHealthcare Clinical Services

Speaker Profile

Anupam is a physician executive within UnitedHealthcare. He graduated from Emory’s school of medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis. After residency, he did a two-year research fellowship in Burlington, Vermont. He’s worked at Wayne State University in Detroit as a general medicine faculty member. He moved on to UC San Diego to serve as their ambulatory medical director of clinical informatics. After obtaining an MBA from San Diego State University, he joined Advocate Health Care in Chicago as their inpatient chief medical information officer. In August 2018, Anupam moved to UnitedHealthcare. He has developed expertise within the academic, non-profit and payer silos within the healthcare marketplace. He believes informatics can help bend the health care cost curve by empowering individuals to make more informed decisions and adopt new behaviors.