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Podcast 89: Driving Success in Population Health with Dr. Arshad Rahim

Feb 20, 2020


Today, John speaks with Dr. Arshad Rahim, a practicing physician and expert in population health and quality improvement at Mount Sinai Health System. He shares with us critical success factors in population health and value based care, and demonstrates his passion for driving patient quality. Dr. Rahim also speaks on the topics of physician engagement and the relationship between centralizing costs and utilization.


In this episode

Arshad Rahim MD

Arshad Rahim, MD, MBA, FACP, is a practicing physician and a health economist at his core. He enjoys a track record of building innovative health care businesses, including Mount Sinai Health Partners, Healthgrades, and Sg2. As the senior medical director for population health at Mount Sinai Health System, Dr. Rahim is responsible for driving physician performance for 3000 physicians within the Mount Sinai Clinically Integrated Network, focusing on key utilization, cost, and quality metrics. Dr. Rahim has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University, an MD from the University of North Carolina, and an MBA from Emory University. He completed his internal medicine residency at Yale University and Northwestern University and is an actively practicing hospitalist at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group, a health care market intelligence firm specializing in health care delivery systems. He’s a two-time health care entrepreneur, and his first company, FaxWatch, was listed twice on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing American companies. John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade.

John did his undergraduate work in economics at Knox College, has an MBA and M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework at The Dartmouth Institute. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, and is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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