August 7, 2018 / in Coverage / by admin
Teresa Clark will lead the integration of social determinants into emerging care models for Solera’s health plan clients
Phoenix, AZ – Aug. 7, 2018 – Solera Health, a leading integrated benefit network, today announced that Teresa Clark, MPH, MBA has joined the executive team as Vice President of Emerging Care Models. Clark is a leading executive with demonstrated expertise in platform technology, population health, and finance.
In her previous role as Vice President, Clinical Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), Clark led the design and launch of the wholly owned subsidiary Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute, dedicated to creating a sustainable business model to address the social determinants of health in the private payer market. Clark led efforts for many of the Institute’s most recognizable products, including the development of its flagship geospatial platform technology, the Community Health Management Hub (CHM Hub®), which identifies the social, economic, and environmental barriers to health. Clark managed some of the BCBSA and the Institute’s often mentioned innovations, including the transportation services with Lyft that addressed the needs of BCBS members living in transportation and pharmacy deserts.
“Teresa’s wealth of health plan, innovation, business, and policy experience will be immensely valuable as we develop and scale new offerings that address social determinants of health,” said Brenda Schmidt, CEO at Solera Health. “Teresa’s track record of innovation and her experience addressing social determinants of health will be critical as we expand Solera’s curated network model, which has shown its effectiveness in helping scale the diabetes prevention program nationwide. Clark will be critical in supporting Solera’s strategic focus on innovation to address the highly fragmented community space.”
Clark studied computer science and neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego before moving on to study epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and finance at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
“I am honored and delighted to join Solera, the nation’s premier platform for individuals to manage their health and wellbeing once they leave the doctor’s office,” said Clark. “I look forward to helping build innovative offerings and personalized experiences to patients, providers, and payers in every community Solera serves.”
About Solera Health
Solera Health is an integrated benefit network that connects patients, payers, and physicians with community organizations and digital therapeutics providers, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network, allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. Solera proactively identifies the “best fit” program provider based on each individual’s unique needs and preferences, which has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, visit Solera Health at www.soleranetwork.com, call 800-858-1714 or follow us on Twitter @SoleraNetwork or LinkedIn.