Beyond Medicine: Hackensack Meridian Health’s Journey of Innovation

A Conversation with Chief Growth Officer Jose Lozano

by Mike Ham

I had the chance to sit down with Jose Lozano, the Chief Growth Officer of Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), to delve into the dynamic world of healthcare innovation. This insightful conversation illuminated HMH’s pioneering efforts, its collaboration with the Helix Project, and its vision for the future of healthcare in New Jersey and beyond.

Episode Highlights:

Partnership with the Helix Project:

Jose Lozano provided valuable insights into HMH’s partnership with the Helix Project, an innovative endeavor led by NJ Transit, the Devco Group, and the Helix Innovation Center. Together, these entities aim to foster collaboration among healthcare organizations and academic institutions to drive groundbreaking advancements in medical research and services. Lozano emphasized HMH’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation and improving healthcare outcomes for all.

Expanding Access to Healthcare:

A key focus of HMH is to enhance access to healthcare services for communities across New Jersey. Lozano highlighted the organization’s multifaceted approach, which encompasses addressing social determinants of health such as food insecurity and behavioral health needs. By leveraging its extensive network and embracing digital solutions, HMH is dedicated to making healthcare more accessible, equitable, and patient-centered.

Vision for the Future:

Looking ahead, HMH is poised to revolutionize the patient experience through digital innovation. The organization is developing a comprehensive digital platform that empowers patients to manage their health proactively. From scheduling appointments to accessing medical records and receiving personalized care recommendations, HMH is at the forefront of leveraging technology to enhance patient engagement and improve health outcomes.

My conversation with Jose Lozano offered valuable insights into the transformative work being done at Hackensack Meridian Health. From pioneering research initiatives to community-focused programs, HMH is committed to driving positive change and shaping the future of healthcare in New Jersey and beyond.

Stay tuned for more captivating discussions on “Greetings from the Garden State,” where we continue to explore the people, ideas, and innovations driving progress in the vibrant state of New Jersey.

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Mike Ham is the voice behind the popular podcast, "Greetings From the Garden State". Traveling up and down New Jersey, Mike brings his listeners the stories of the people and places shaping the Garden State. Not only is he a Jersey diehard, he is also a respected member of the podcast community and has spoken at several podcasting conferences. As he continues to amplify the voices of New Jersey, Mike Ham remains a passionate advocate for the diverse narratives woven into the fabric of the Garden State.

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