There’s a Better Way Episode 3

Healthcare, Tech and Capitol Hill

“The information exchange, data analytics, interoperability and health IT parts of what we do … it’s very inspiring, because our system wouldn’t operate the way it should if we didn’t have the data being exchanged responsibly.”

In this episode, Melanie sits down with Tina Grande, the Executive Vice President for Policy at the Healthcare Leadership Council. In her role, Tina helps to advocate for consumer-centered healthcare reform, emphasizing the value of private-sector innovation as well as public-private partnership.

During their discussion, Melanie and Tina dig deeper into Tina’s remarkable career at the intersection of healthcare, technology and national policy. Tina also shares her perspective on the mission and successes of the Council, what inspires her, and the key priorities she believes policymakers and healthcare leaders should keep front and center in the months and years ahead.

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Tina Grande

Executive Vice President for Policy, Healthcare Leadership Council

Tina has had a remarkable career as a VP and Chair of HLC, a coalition of chief executives of the nation’s leading healthcare companies and organizations. HLC advocates for consumer-centered health reform, emphasizing the value of private sector innovation. It is the only health policy advocacy organization representing CEOs from all sectors of the health care industry. 

Melanie Marcus

Chief Marketing Officer, Surescripts

Melanie joined Surescripts as Chief Marketing Officer in 2017, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience working at the intersection of marketing, technology and healthcare. Based in our Arlington, Virginia, office, she loves serving as “chief storyteller,” helping people understand how technology unites our fragmented healthcare system.

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