Sachin H. Jain

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Sachin H. Jain (born in 1980 in New York City and raised in Alpine, New Jersey) is an American physician and health policy analyst who held leadership positions in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).[1] He is president and chief executive officer at the CareMore Health System after serving as Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer at Merck and Co, lecturer in health care policy at Harvard Medical School, and attending physician at the Boston VA Hospital.[2] He is also co-founder and co-Editor-in-Chief of "Healthcare: The Science of Delivery and Innovation", consulting professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a Contributor at Forbes.

Government service[edit]

At CMS, Jain was involved in the launch of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation that was chartered by Section 3021 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[3] His optimistic perspective on the Center's capacity to reform payment for health care services[4] was met with skepticism from some critics.[5] As a senior advisor to Donald Berwick when he was Administrator at CMS, Jain advocated for speedier translation of health care delivery research into practice and an expanded use of clinical registries.[6]

Previously, Jain was Special Assistant to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).[7] At the ONC, Jain worked with David Blumenthal to implement the HITECH Provisions of the Recovery Act and to achieve broader alignment between health plans and federal meaningful use policies and enhance electronic health record usability;[8] he led private sector engagement efforts on behalf of ONC.[9] He is the subject of a Harvard case study written by Harvard Business School dean Nitin Nohria.[10]

Education and early work[edit]

Jain attended high school at the Bergen County Academies where he founded the debate team and the Bergen County Leaders Forum. Jain received his undergraduate degree in government from Harvard College; his medical degree from Harvard Medical School; and his master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. While an undergraduate at Harvard, he founded the Harvard South Asian Men's Collective (SAMC). At Harvard Business School, he was a recipient of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans and the Dean's Award, one of the school's highest honors for service to society.[11] He served his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.[12] He is a founder of several non-profit health care ventures including the Homeless Health Clinic at UniLu;[13] the Harvard Bone Marrow Initiative;,[14] the South Asian Health Care Leadership Forum, and[15] He worked with DaVita-Bridge of Life to bring charity dialysis care to rural Rajasthan[16] and Medical Missions for Children to bring cleft lip and palate surgery to the region through partnership with his family's charitable trust, International Human Benefit Services Trust.

While in residency, he was a research fellow[17] at Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness and worked with strategy professor Michael Porter and Jim Yong Kim on their global health agenda and on a new case literature on health care delivery innovation.[18][19] At Merck, Jain build and led the company's digital health and big data group, Merck Medical Information and Innovation (M2I2). The group launched 14 partnerships with industry partners, but the group was subsumed into other groups when Jain left the company for his present position at CareMore. Jain has worked previously at WellPoint, McKinsey & Co, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He has also served as an expert consultant to the World Health Organization[20] and as guest faculty or as a visiting professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the University of Minnesota, the University of Virginia's Darden School, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the University of Southern California. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been named a New England Journal of Medicine group Fascinating Physician and was selected to Boston Business Journal's Top 40 under 40 list[21], Modern Healthcare's Up and Comer list, and National Minority Quality Forum 40 under 40. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Leadership of CareMore[edit]

In 2015, Jain joined the CareMore Health System, an integrated health plan and delivery system in 8 states that is headquartered in Cerritos, CA. CareMore rose to national prominence for its model managing chronic disease and complex patients after a 2011 cover story in the Atlantic Monthly. Jain has helped to oversee the diversification of the company to serve both Medicare Advantage and Medicaid patients, as well as to enable other health system (i.e. Emory Healthcare) to implement the CareMore model for population health management. Jain has recruited a number of new physician leaders from across the country and maintains a blog on which often features observations from his work at CareMore. CareMore is consistently regarded in national policy circles as an example of how to better manage high-cost, vulnerable populations to improve health outcomes and lower costs.


Jain has authored more than 100 publications on health care delivery innovation and health care reform and is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the journal Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. His article, "Practicing Medicine in the Age of Facebook," in the New England Journal of Medicine explores the interface between social media and the practice of clinical medicine.[22] Two of his articles in Journal of the American Medical Association, "Societal Perspectives on Physicians: Knights, Knaves, and Pawns?"[23] (with Christine K. Cassel) and "Are Patients Knights, Knaves, and Pawn?"[24] (with John Rother) build on the social theories of Julien LeGrand and apply them to physician and patient motivations. The book he co-edited with Susan Pories and Gordon Harper, "The Soul of a Doctor" has received mixed reviews.[25] His article, "The Racist Patient," was mentioned in the New York Times and generated controversy about the obligation of physicians to patients with racist attitudes towards them and critical comments directed at Jain's perspective.[26]


  1. ^ "World Health Care Congress - Official Biography". World Healthcare Congress. 
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  3. ^ McKethan, Aaron; et al. (2011). "An Early Status Report on the Beacon Communities Program". Health Affairs. 30 (4): 782–8. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0166. PMID 21471501. 
  4. ^ Byers, Jeff. "Jain: There's a place for Innovation at CMS". 
  5. ^ Oram, Andy. "Not so fast: assessing achievements and barriers at a Massachusetts Health IT conference". O'Reilly Media. 
  6. ^ Berwick, DM; Jain, SH; Porter, ME. "Clinical Registries: The Opportunity for the Nation". Health Affairs. 
  7. ^ "Official HHS Bio from Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology". 
  8. ^ Morrisey, John. "Uncle Sam Wants Usability!". Government HealthIT. 
  9. ^ Jain, Sachin; Seidman, Josh; Blumenthal, David (September 2010). "How health plans, health systems, and others in the private sector can stimulate 'meaningful use'". Health Affairs. 29 (9): 1667–1670. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2010.0766. PMID 20820024. 
  10. ^ Nohria, Nitin. "Sachin Jain: Life Story of A Recent MBA". Harvard Business School Press. 
  11. ^ "Seven HBS students honored for their service to School, society". Harvard Gazette. June 14, 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2007. 
  12. ^ "World Healthcare Congress Speaker Biographies". 
  13. ^ Brownell, Matthew. "Writer, Reformer, Physician-in-Training". Harvard Magazine. 
  14. ^ Nemerenco, Daniela. "Bone Marrow Drive Launched". The Harvard Crimson. 
  15. ^ Imbesi, Paul. "Web site examines health-care policy". India Business Journal. 
  16. ^ "Bridge of Life DaVita Medical Missions". Renal Business Today. 8 November 2008. 
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  18. ^ "Redefining Health Care Curriculum". 
  19. ^ "Young President's Organization Health Care Speaker Series" (PDF). 
  20. ^ "Report on the expert consultation on positive synergies between health systems and Global Health Initiatives" (PDF). World Health Organization (WHO). 
  21. ^ "BBJ names 2012's 40 under 40 honorees". 
  22. ^ Jain, SH (13 August 2009). "Practicing Medicine in the Age of Facebook". New England Journal of Medicine. 361 (7): 649–51. doi:10.1056/NEJMp0901277. PMID 19675328. 
  23. ^ Jain, Sachin H.; Christine Cassel (1 September 2010). "Societal Perceptions of Physicians: Knights, Knaves, or Pawns". JAMA. 304 (9): 1009–10. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1250. PMID 20810381. 
  24. ^ Jain, Sachin; Rother, John (25 May 2011). "Are Patients Knights, Knaves, or Pawns". JAMA. 305 (20): 2112–3. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.694. PMID 21610245. Retrieved May 27, 2011. 
  25. ^ Hull, Sharon (2006). "The Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death". Journal of the American Medical Association. 296 (6): 1141. doi:10.1001/jama.296.9.1141. 
  26. ^ Chen, Pauline W. (25 July 2013). "When the Patient Is Racist". The New York Times. 

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