AboutJack Friedman, PhD

Jack contributes to Sg2’s intelligence on health care utilization trends, strategic planning, health care policy, physician alignment and clinical operations. His areas of expertise include health care payment and policy trends, integrated delivery networks, telemedicine, population health and risk-based payment models, including Medicare Advantage and accountable care delivery. He is an expert presenter and facilitator at various Sg2 events.

As senior vice president of accountable care services and payer relations for Providence Health & Services in Washington, Jack was responsible for the strategic direction of accountable care delivery and financing models to improve quality, cost and access throughout the 5-state region. He also served as CEO of Providence Health Plan, which serves more than 500,000 members throughout Oregon and Washington. After 27 years of service, Jack retired from Providence in July 2015.

Previously, Jack was the executive director of the Greater Portland Business Group on Health—a coalition of employers dedicated to improving the cost and quality of health care.

Jack earned a PhD in anthropology from Rutgers University and a bachelor degree in anthropology from University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he is a faculty member of George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and serves as a board member for Bright MD, Health Payment Systems, TruHearing and Stand for Children.

"Analytics and expertise to help you understand market dynamics and capitalize opportunities for growth."

As of February 11, 2016, Vizient, Inc. has completed its purchase of MedAssets Sg2 and spend and clinical resource management segments from Pamplona Capital Management, LLC. MedAssets revenue cycle business will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pamplona Capital Management LLP.

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