Keynote Spotlight: Carol McCall, Chief Strategy Officer of GNS Healthcare

Carol McCall, Chief Strategy Officer of GNS Healthcare

 This post is a part of a continuing series of Keynote Spotlights– check back here throughout the week for more information on the phenomenal individuals who will be gracing #SMW12 events next week!

You can see Carol speak on Monday February 13 from 10am-12pm at the Health & Wellness Content Hub! 

Carol McCall is a health actuary with a background in innovation, predictive analytics and health services design. Her specialties are creating novel computational approaches that leverage ‘big data’ in healthcare, and designing services and business models that expand the traditional notions of health, care, community and sustainability.

Carol is the Chief Strategy Officer for GNS Healthcare, a Big Data Analytics company whose industrialized knowledge discovery platform extracts cause-effect relationships directly and at scale from observational data. Her goal is to leverage these capabilities to redesign the entire notion of ‘evidence’ and ignite a true learning system in healthcare.

Prior to joining GNS Healthcare, Carol served as Chief Innovation Officer of Tenzing Health, a subsidiary of Vanguard Health Systems, where she merged creative analytic approaches with human-centered design to build team-based care models that improved people’s health, dramatically reduced costs, extended into communities and created new opportunities for economic sustainability.

Carol also led the R&D efforts in Humana’s Innovation Center where she pioneered using sophisticated analytics to build a portfolio of prediction, knowledge discovery and simulation models. She also launched Humana’s innovations in personalized medicine and led Humana’s Health Services Research Center. Carol also helped launch Green Ribbon Health, LLC a Florida-based company creating innovations in health support services for seniors, and later served on the Board of Directors.

In other roles at Humana, Carol served as their Chief Information Officer and as VP, Pharmacy Management. Outside of Humana, she served as EVP of Managed Care Business Development for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and as an actuarial consultant for Milliman.

Carol served a four-year term as member of the nation’s National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, as an advisor to the HRP Scientific Program Board and was a member of the HSRC’s governing board. She currently sits on the advisory board of Keas, a consumer health company. Carol is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

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