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Confronting Social Isolation & Loneliness in Older Adults

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Join MATTER and MyndYou for a conversation with Dr. Sachin Jain and Dr. Sonja Rosen around the implications of loneliness in older adults.

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Loneliness and social isolation have long been serious public health risks — the CDC estimates that at least one in four adults aged 65 and older are socially isolated, which correlates with an increased risk for chronic disease, stroke, anxiety, depression, dementia and premature death. At this webinar, SCAN Group CEO and President Dr. Sachin Jain, Cedars-Sinai Chief of Geriatrics Dr. Sonja Rosen and MyndYou CEO and Co-Founder Ruth Poiakine Baruchi will join MATTER CEO Steven Collens to discuss the issues of social isolation and loneliness, the strain it creates on older adults and the healthcare system at large, and approaches to help payers and providers manage an aging and increasingly isolated population of patients.

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Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, FACP

President and Chief Executive Officer , SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan

Sachin (pronounced SUCH-in) H. Jain, MD, MBA became president and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan on July 1, 2020.

Most recently, Sachin was president and CEO of CareMore Health and Aspire Health, two innovative integrated healthcare delivery companies. He led the growth, diversification, expansion and innovation of these companies and they grew to serve more than 180,000 patients in 32 states with $1.6 billion in revenues. Under his leadership, CareMore built and scaled industry-leading programs to address loneliness, deliver hospital and primary care at home and address the clinical needs of the highest-risk, highest-need patients.

Sachin was previously the chief medical information and innovation officer at Merck & Co. He also served as an attending physician at the Boston VA-Boston Medical Center and a member of faculties at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. From 2009-2011, Sachin worked in the Obama Administration, where he was senior advisor to Donald Berwick when he led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Sachin was the first deputy director for policy and programs at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and Health Affairs and was an editor of the book, The Soul of a Doctor (Algonquin Press). Sachin is adjunct professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a contributor at Forbes. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors at Make-A-Wish America.

Sachin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor of arts in government and continued on to earn his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and masters of business administration from Harvard.

Sonja Rosen MD, FACP, AGSF

Chief, Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai

Medical Director, Geriatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation

Professor of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Dr. Sonja Rosen serves as the chief of geriatrics for Cedars-Sinai and the medical director of geriatrics for Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation. Under Dr. Rosen’s leadership, the Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine at Cedars-Sinai was created, with her serving as the inaugural chief. She is a professor of medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She is also the education coordinator of the geriatric medicine rotation for the Cedars-Sinai Internal Medicine Residency. She was previously chief of geriatric medicine at UCLA Medical Center, SM and medical director of UCLA Medical Center, SM geriatric inpatient unit. Dr. Rosen completed her fellowship in geriatric medicine at UCLA, residency in internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA and medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative care medicine. Dr Rosen’s research and clinical interests include safe transitions of care and safe prescribing in older persons, geriatric co-management, delirium education, population health, Medicare Advantage population management, addressing social determinants of health and fall prevention. She has written multiple peer-reviewed articles and chapters on this work, as well as served as book editor and given multiple national and international presentations. She has created and implemented numerous quality improvement programs to improve geriatric models of care and has championed Cedars-Sinai’s efforts to be recognized as an Age-Friendly Health System Committed to Care Excellence in 2020. She has also won numerous awards for her clinical care, including being selected by peers for Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors for consecutive years.

Ruth Poliakine Baruchi

CEO and Co-Founder, MyndYou

Ruth brings more than 20 years of experience in leadership entrepreneurial roles, mainly in the fields of digital health and health tech for older adults. Before MyndYou, she was general manager at Wellsense, a medical device company for the prevention of pressure ulcers where she oversaw product development, manufacturing and customer support. Through the Wellsense experience, Ruth realized her passion and the importance of developing advanced technological solutions for improved senior care, which led to the creation of MyndYou.

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