Jay Rosan

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Jay Rosen

Senior Vice President
Health Innovation

  • Guest Speaker - Strategic Value of Corporate Partnerships

Dr. Rosan is the Vice President of Health Innovation for Walgreens and is a member of the Walgreens Innovation Network. The original Innovation team was established in 2009 to help Walgreens develop a clear path in introducing successful innovative products and healthcare services, and to establish new partnerships with companies interested in building innovative growth businesses with Walgreens.

Prior to this he was the Senior VP of Health Innovation at the Walgreens Health and Wellness Division that acquired CHD Meridian Healthcare in May 2008. This Division, Take Care, provides medical care at over 360 health centers in 38 states to some of the most recognizable Fortune 500 companies and also provides readily assessable and affordable medical care at 380 retail clinics in Walgreens stores. In 2005 he joined CHD as the Senior VP of Health Innovation to help further develop programs and services of that company.

Dr. Rosan is a family physician and serial entrepreneur with extensive leadership experience in various industries including medicine, health insurance, the Internet, and broadband delivery. He was the managing partner in a model family practice that grew from one to eight physicians. The practice became and still is one of the most successful in the Delaware Valley in Pa. because of its strong values, respect for patients and holistic approach to medicine.

In 1977, he was one of the first medical directors at HMO of Pennsylvania, which grew to become US Healthcare. While there he held many senior corporate leadership positions and developed the industry’s first and most innovative physician compensation system. This system rewarded physicians for improving the quality of care that they provided to their patients. He also developed one of the first and largest breast and colorectal cancer screening programs in the U.S. screening millions of people. In 1992, he recognized the importance of electronic data transmission and helped to form a subsidiary that encouraged doctors and hospitals to transmit claims, referrals and other data electronically.

In 1994, realizing that the interactive aspects of the Internet would provide extensive value in improving medical care by allowing consumers to take responsibility for their health, he co-founded InteliHealth. This was and still is an online consumer health web site originally created by US Healthcare and Johns Hopkins Medical Center. This became the most visited health site on the Internet with over 2 million pages of content and was featured on AOL, AltaVista, CBS.com, Discovery Health and hundreds of other major newspapers sites. Dr. Rosan helped to launch InteliHealth Healthy Home®, a print and online catalog of health related products mailed to million of homes each month. In 1999, InteliHealth won the Webby Award for the Best Health web site out of 15,000 other health sites, the Newsweek Award for the Best Health site and the Business Week’s Best of 1999. He was an integral part of the team that developed the concept into a viable “real” company with 70 employees, tens of millions of dollars in revenue and an extremely high estimated valuation.

In 2000, he joined The Network Connection where he provided leadership to the sales and marketing teams of the company. This company developed unique broadband systems for the away-from-home market (hotels, trains, cruise ships, and education) by providing video on demand, high-speed connectivity, and e-commerce engines.

As the Executive VP, Dr. Rosan then helped to set direction at DoctorQuality, a startup whose mission was to improve the quality of medical care: (1) at major employers, such as GE, for their employees by providing web-based solutions that rate hospitals and physicians on medical quality, and (2) in hospitals by providing risk prevention database systems.

He then joined Robin Hood Ventures prior to joining CHD Meridian. Robin Hood is an angel group that provides both financial and mentoring help to startup companies in the Philadelphia Metro area.