Press release

Dec. 29, 2020

Ken Paulus discusses approach to coordinate health system to optimize outcomes

Prime’s president and CEO appears on Fireside Chat podcast

Prime’s president and CEO Ken Paulus recently appeared on the Fireside Chat podcast, hosted by Gary Bisbee, Ph.D. The podcast explores how health care executives are navigating the health care scene while leading high-performing teams and driving innovation. Paulus was featured in Episode 71: Bravery, Resilience, Compassion and Dedication, released Dec. 29.

Listen to the Fireside Chat podcast episode

In the episode, Paulus discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the fragmented and patchwork health care system that has done great things but is not coordinated. To help address that, Paulus stated, “What we’re going to do at Prime is we’re going to take that knowledge … and serve the role of air traffic controller for our patients who are new to medications, who are new to specialty treatments that are very complicated, bringing their physicians into the process, their families, the insurer, pharma, and tie those pieces together for a far better experience and far better outcomes.”

The episode also features Dr. Craig Samitt, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota; Dennis Murphy, President and CEO, Indiana University Health; and Dr. Janice Nevin, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System.

About Prime Therapeutics

Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) makes health care work better by helping people get the medicine they need to feel better and live well. Prime provides total drug management solutions for health plans, employers, and government programs including Medicare and Medicaid. The company processes claims and offers clinical services for people with complex medical conditions. Prime serves more than 30 million people. It is collectively owned by 19 Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, subsidiaries or affiliates of those plans.

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