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Podcast 155: Complex Population Health Management and Comprehensive Value-Based Models for High-Risk Patients, with Dr. Robert Jarve

Nov 18, 2022


Fee-for-service care models have historically fortified major blockades that prevent high-risk patients from receiving the care they need. In today’s care delivery landscape, however, value-based models are helping to remove these barriers. Join us as we sit down with Dr. Robert Jarve of Corewell Health West to examine the ways in which he’s leading system-wide population health initiatives that work to deliver the right care, at the right time, to the right patient.

In this episode

Robert Jarve


Dr. Robert Jarve is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Population Health at Corewell Health West. In this role, he leads the strategy and development of population health analytics capabilities for the system, as well as the implementation of a value-based care model for underserved, high-risk patients. He is also leading a pilot to help house at-risk patients who are experiencing homelessness.

In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Jarve practices as an internal medicine and pediatrics physician, providing primary care to high-risk patients one day a week. He has diverse experience in population health management, including implementing and leading care management teams, developing care pathways and analytics solutions, and leading the change management of health care teams to more integrated team care models. Dr. Jarve holds BS and MSc degrees from Michigan State University, an MD degree from Wayne State University, and an MBA from Grand Valley State University.

Dr. Jarve has lived in Michigan his whole life and enjoys spending time with his wife, two teenage boys, and pets. Outside work, his favorite activities are hiking, reading, traveling, and snowboarding.

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group. He is leading ongoing, in-depth research initiatives on integrated health systems, accountable care organizations, and value-based care models. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the graduate College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

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 an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is pursuing certification as a Fellow.

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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