How to Add Innovation to Whole Person Care
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December 8, 2022 12:00 pm ET

How to Add Innovation to Whole Person Care

Adapting to a whole-person healthcare approach requires innovation to harness the wealth of data and information available to impact members’ physical, behavioral, and social care and improve health outcomes.

Our expert panel will explore how leading health plans can leverage innovations in clinical, wellness and medication management to build and expand a whole-person care framework.

Topics include:

  • Building digital care models for Whole-Person Care
  • Developing an integrated whole-person solution
  • Leveraging pharmacy and medical claims data
  • Coordinating physical, behavioral and SDOH care


Angela Lynn

Director of Care Management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Angela oversees the development and execution of medical management programs. Angela’s team of clinical staff includes Certified Case managers, Social workers, Dietitians, Registered Nurses, and Episodic Care Managers who provide targeted support and focused intervention for members. Angela has been with Blue Cross NC for 13 years. Before assuming her current role, she was a Team Lead in Case Management and has served as Manager of Nursing for both Utilization Management and Case Management. Angela also has over 10 years of clinical nursing experience in acute hospital and outpatient settings. Angela received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University North Carolina Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree with a focus on Leadership & Management at Western Governor’s University.

Leslie Helou, PharmD

Vice President, Medication Strategies, MOBE

Leslie designs medication initiatives for MOBE participants that are hyper-personalized. These action plans address the complexity of each medication while highlighting the important role they can play when achieving health goals. She inspires her team to help others think critically about, understand, and get the best results possible from their medications while also making other healthy choices. Before joining MOBE, Leslie built a career at Upsher-Smith Laboratories, leading efforts to incorporate patient, provider, researcher, and advocacy group insights early in pharmaceutical research and development.

Leslie received a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy before completing a multi-year post-graduate residency in pharmaceutical care and leadership and becoming board certified in pharmacotherapy. She is passionate about mentoring and keeps a relationship with the University to provide unique, business-focused experiences to pharmacy students and graduates.

Laurie Gehrt, MSN, MBA, RN, CSMC, FACHE

Department Vice President, Care Management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Laurie joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City – otherwise known as BlueKC –  in January 2020. She is responsible for driving the strategy, development, and execution of innovative personalized, comprehensive Care Management Programs, including Disease Management, High-Cost Claimants, and Complex Case Management with the triple aim in mind. Before joining Blue KC, Laurie was Vice President, Regional Population Health Executive at Cerner Corporation, responsible for population health management client success. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a Leadership and Management focus and a Master of Business Administration. Additionally, she is a Certified Managed Care Specialist through the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Laurie also proudly served as a United States Air National Guard member.

Amy Bloomquist, MPH

Director, Population Health Design, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Amy leads the strategy development and design for population health and social determinants of health efforts. She is a healthcare strategist, creative problem solver, and champion for racial and health equity dedicated to advancing our population health program and practices to ensure people can achieve their best health.


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