Dr. Jean Wright is Chief Innovation Officer at Atrium Health, the second largest public healthcare system in the United States. As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr Wright focuses on working with teams to raise the bar for patient care and population health through human-centered design, business development and novel medical technologies. Dr. Wright has been recognized as one of the Top 30 Chief Innovation Officers and one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Health IT in the United States. Prior to working at Atrium Health, Dr. Wright practiced as a pediatric anesthesiologist and intensivist. She has also held positions as a Physician Executive at Emory, Chair of Pediatrics for Mercer, and Executive Director for Memorial Health’s Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Savannah, and was Chief Medical Officer for Atrium Health Cabarrus. She is also a former health services researcher who has served on federal advisory committees, and has given testimony in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Dr. Wright holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, a Medical Degree from Wayne State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business. In 1998 she was awarded an honorary doctorate of divinity from Westminster College, and in 2000 she was recognized by the American College of Physician Executives with the Physician of Excellence Award.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- What a Chief Innovation Officer in a large heathcare system does
- How medicine is the gateway to so many different careers
- Why you should check out Dr. Clay Christensen to learn more about disruptive innovation
- Why everyone should have some data analytics under their belt
- Why you should listen to Atrium Health’s Podcast, “A Sherpas Guide to Innovation”
- Why you should read the Guide book created by Dr.Wright’s team called “The Innovation Engine Guide to Design Thinking Sessions”