Dr. Ray Fabius - Chief Medical Officer of Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics
Today on the Brave Endurance Wellness Podcast, Dr. Ray Fabius. Ray and I have a long conversation, but well worth the listen. Most recently Ray served as the Chief Medical Officer of Thomson Reuters and Truven Health Analytics providing thought leadership, business strategy, sales, marketing and client support as well as corporate health and wellness guidance. Previously, Ray served as President and Chief Medical Officer of I-trax/CHD Meridian (AMEX: DMX). In this position, he directed research, quality management, clinical services, health informatics and new business development. I-trax, was the leading provider of integrated on-site medical services, serving over 100 blue chip clients with a network of over 300 domestic clinics, at the time of its sale to Walgreens. During his three years there, the company market cap quadrupled. Ray also has served as the GE Global Medical Leader. In that role, he oversaw a network of over 230 on-site medical clinics mostly associated with manufacturing sites in 29 countries and Puerto Rico. His responsibilities there included occupational health compliance and surveillance, travel medicine, emergency response, quality management, prevention, staff development, employee productivity and global initiatives. While there he implemented a global clinical scorecard to track and improve performance. Ray has written and lectured extensively in quality management, disease management, utilization management, credentialing and network development, the purchaser-payer-provider-patient/employee axis and eHealth. Earlier in his career, he served as a regional or corporate clinical leader for Cigna, U.S. Healthcare, and Aetna. From 1996-2000 he was Aetna’s Senior Medical Director for National Accounts. During this period, Aetna established new pinnacles in sales and revenue. From 2000-2002, Ray was the Senior Medical Officer for eHealth providing clinical leadership for their award-winning consumer health website, InteliHealth, which was produced in partnership with Harvard Medical School and the health informatics division now called Aetna Health Informatics. He has served as a board and faculty member of the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), the organization that published his first two books. The second one, “Total Care Management – A Physician Executive’s Guide to Medical Management for the 21st Century” was recognized as the best text in the field the year it was published by ACPE. In 2005, he was selected as a Distinguished Fellow of this college, a recognition given to less than one percent of their membership reflecting a significant contribution to the specialty of medical management. He also serves on the facility of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, teaching a course on Health & Productivity Management. He is also on the facility of the Thomas Jefferson School of Population Health, where he co-wrote and edited the first textbook on this subject – “Population Health: Creating Cultures of Wellness”. Additionally, Ray has participated in a wide variety of national efforts to improve health care delivery including Bridges to Excellence, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Health Internet Ethics, URAC, Health Enhancement Research Organization, Institute of Health & Productivity Management, National Business Group on Health, National Business Coalition on Health and most recently at the Carter Center. He is board certified in pediatrics and medical management and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College (now part of the Drexel University) and completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. In 2006, Dr. Fabius was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni of Drexel University Medical School and serves on the University President’s Advisory Council.