Expanding Population Health, One Borough at a Time
By: Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, EmblemHealth, and Navarra Rodriguez, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer, AdvantageCare Physicians There’s something different on Pennslyvania Avenue in East New York, and it’s hard to miss. New Yorkers emerging from the nearby subway stops, walking along the avenue, and driving down the street may notice a new building....
Karen Ignagni: Decoding the Health Care Debate
As all of us at EmblemHealth listen to candidates debate health care, we do it from the perspective of our work bringing working families, employers, and beneficiaries of public programs access to affordable health care every day. This mission is crucial for the many members we serve throughout the tristate area.  Over the next 15...
Investing in City Workers’ Wellness: EmblemHealth’s New HMO Preferred Plan
For millions of employees and workers who serve our communities, neighborhoods and city on a daily basis, wellness and health benefits have never been more important. Today, wellness programs are a core element of EmblemHealth’s approach to building healthier communities. Wellness programs empower employees to take control over their physical and mental health, improving their...
What it Means to Be a Nonprofit Health Plan: A CFO’s Perspective
What I’ve learned in my seven months at EmblemHealth is that we take our nonprofit status seriously, in part because it underscores a tradition more than 80 years in the making: an unapologetically patient-centered approach to health care delivery. Before I joined EmblemHealth as Chief Financial Officer, I had never worked for a nonprofit. I’ve...
Karen Ignagni: Health Care for All of Us
Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, EmblemHealth This fall, as New Yorkers ride the subway to work, tune in to their favorite news program, stop by their local bodega, or log on to Facebook, they will see EmblemHealth’s messaging around our values and belief that all New Yorkers deserve health coverage, and how we are helping...
Learn About DSAEK For National Eye Exam Month
Restoring sight was once called a miracle, but for ophthalmologist Dr. Amita Vadada it’s become a weekly occurrence. Working from the AdvantageCare Physicians’ Flatiron District Medical Office, Dr. Vadada routinely performs a procedure known as Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) to help restore sight for patients. Developed over the past decade, a DSAEK transplant...
More Than the Title: Meet the Strategist
By Thought Leaders
Rhonda Robinson, Assistant VP of Vendor Management at EmblemHealth, talks about how starting her career in a customer relationship role helped her see firsthand how our work impacts members.
Making an Impact for Women and Girls in New York
On August 2, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the State’s first-ever Council on Women and Girls to recognize and advance women’s rights across New York State. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, the New York State Council on Women and Girls will work to affect statewide policies and...
Health Care Access and Affordability: Karen Ignagni at Fordham University
On Wednesday, March 29, EmblemHealth President and Chief Executive Officer Karen Ignagni joined Fordham University faculty and students for “Healthcare Access and Affordability: Challenges for the Insurance Industry,” a discussion organized by the Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center (GHIMC) at the Gabelli School of Business. The discussion was moderated by Falguni Sen, head of the...
Karen Ignagni: New Findings Emphasize the Need to Address High Drug Costs
As the incoming Trump Administration and members of Congress are considering wholesale changes to the health care system, the coming weeks and months will involve discussions around how to ensure Americans that they will have health care coverage at a cost they can afford. This challenge is reinforced by a new federal government report demonstrating...
Health Care Policy in 2017: A Conversation with Karen Ignagni and Cindy Goff
With President-elect Trump’s inauguration weeks away, we sat down with EmblemHealth President and CEO Karen Ignagni and Cindy Goff, Vice President of Policy, to discuss what’s in store for 2017. Have a question or idea for our next roundtable blog post? Share your thoughts in the comments section or tweet at @EmblemHealth. Many are predicting...
ACPNY Appoints Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. as New President and CMO
AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) — one of the largest multispecialty practices in the New York metropolitan area, and partner of EmblemHealth — announced that Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. is its new President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at ACPNY and Officer of EmblemHealth. As President and CMO of ACPNY, Dr. Rodriguez will oversee all medical leadership and...
Innovation & The Internet of Health Care: Karen Ignagni at SVB HealthTech
On September 8, Karen Ignagni, President & CEO, EmblemHealth, joined Vivek Garipalli, CEO, Clover Health, in a fireside chat at the Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) HealthTech conference in New York, moderated by Bloomberg News’ Sasha Damouni Ellis. Featuring speakers from Cleveland Clinic, ZocDoc and Johnson & Johnson, SVB HealthTech examined how rapidly-changing technologies — including...
Expanding Access to Health Care for City of New York Workers
By Karen Ignagni, President and Chief Executive Officer, EmblemHealth and Russell C. Petrella, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, AdvantageCare Physicians
Health Care’s Future: 2016 HPM Conference
On Friday, April 15, 2016, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health brought together health care leaders, faculty, students and alumni to discuss the current landscape and the future of health care policy and management at its 2016 HPM Healthcare Conference. Michael Sparer, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, kicked...
Improving Oral Care
By Gary Goldstein DDS, MBA, MA<br /> Director, Dental Program<br /> EmblemHealth Family Dental Practice
AHIP’s Health Insurance Exchanges Forum: Lessons From Year Three
Jay Sheehy, Senior Vice President, Product Innovation at EmblemHealth, participated in a panel discussion on consumer engagement at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) Health Insurance Exchanges Forum in Washington, DC. Sheehy, who leads the development of new customer solutions for the New York and tristate marketplace, spoke alongside Florida...
A Health Care Transformation
In the March 7, 2016, City & State issue — Health Care and Hospitals — Karen Ignagni EmblemHealth President and CEO shared an op-ed piece on value-based payments and how the transformative reform policy is revolutionizing the health care system...
Successfully Preventing Diabetes
Recently, 11 EmblemHealth employees celebrated their graduation from the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) held at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care in Chinatown. Karen Ignagni, EmblemHealth President and CEO, attended to congratulate those for taking steps toward lifestyle change. The DPP program is offered to all EmblemHealth employees and members at no extra cost. The company launched...
Karen Ignagni on Health Care Reform
Karen Ignagni, EmblemHealth President and CEO, kicked off the University of Rochester, Simon School of Business’ “Succeeding in the New Health Care Economy” series on February 11, 2016, with an in-depth conversation about the future of health care reform and its impact industrywide...
Health Care 2021: A Vision for New York
EmblemHealth President and CEO Karen Ignagni joined fellow health care leaders in panel discussion on how health plans and providers are leading reform and adapting to changes in the health care system. Co-sponsored by United Hospital Fund and the New York State Health Foundation, “Health Care 2021: A Vision for New York” featured a keynote lecture by...
Health Care Leaders Discuss Delivery in NY
Health plans, physicians, hospitals and other practitioners are part of a fundamental shift in the delivery of health care to a system that is more efficient and innovative. EmblemHealth’s market leadership in value based health care was recently recognized at the Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP Government Leadership Forum. The conversation focused on the...