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The unique roles of CVS Health Chief Medical Officers

February 26, 2021 | Company News

As a diversified health services company, CVSHealth is focused on helping patients get high-quality, efficient care. To achieve that goal, the company is guided by a clinical team of Chief MedicalOfficers (CMOs) who assess policies and practices to help ensure we are following evidence-based guidelines. In this video, we talk to five of our CMOs about how what they do helps improve the health of those we serve.

Even though these trained physicians have previously worked in a variety of settings from government to academia to large health systems, they all have clinical experience that informs their decisions. And their work with CVS Health allows them to positively impact care for large, diverse groups of members, customers, clients and patients.

“A Chief Medical Officer ultimately has the accountability and responsibility to improve the health of populations that they serve,” said Kyu Rhee, M.D., MPP, Chief Medical Officer, Aetna.

One demonstration of the critical role CMOs play at CVS Health is evidenced by the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.We were an early leader in COVID-19 testing – a task that continues today.

“We’re probably doing somewhere between eight and ten percent of all the tests in the United States at this point,” said TroyBrennan, M.D., MPH, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVSHealth. “And obviously, we’ll play a very big role in vaccination.”

The company’s critical role in testing and vaccination efforts has shown “an attention to detail and a commitment to individual patients that I think we can all be very proud of,”Brennan added.