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Regence welcomes Dr. Amy Khan as executive medical director

October 29, 2019 GMT
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( NewMediaWire ) - October 29, 2019 - SALT LAKE CITY – Regence BlueShield of Idaho and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah have named Dr. Amy J. Khan as the executive medical director for both health plans. She will lead statewide medical cost and quality stewardship activities in Idaho and Utah. By driving strategic alignment with local health care providers in service to Regence members, Khan will further the company’s mission to make care simpler, better and more affordable. 

“As a highly experienced leader dedicated to improving outcomes for individuals and their families, Dr. Khan will be a great asset to our members and our team,” said Dr. Drew Oliveira, senior executive medical director at Regence BlueShield. “She has a wealth of experience around primary care and population health that will help people in Idaho and Utah achieve better health.”  

Based in Salt Lake City, Khan will have a key leadership role in working directly with network providers to drive closer coordination of patient care. Serving previously in medical directorship roles with Aetna, McKesson, Dignity Health and The Permanente Medical Group, she offers a unique combination of health care provider group experience and health plan expertise.  

“Dr. Khan brings a deep clinical knowledge and extensive experience in medical management to our health plans,” said Jim Swayze, president at Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. “As an advocate for maximizing value-based care, she will help lead our cause of making health care more accessible and affordable across Utah and Idaho.”

As executive medical director, Khan will draw on her three-decades of experience in health care, specifically in population health management, person-focused care management, and developing high-performance provider networks. Her clinical experience includes internal medicine, addiction medicine, and medical epidemiology with a focus on chronic disease control and prevention. 

“What drives me as a physician is my passion for helping people to be all that they can be,” said Dr. Amy Khan, executive medical director at Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield of Idaho. “I’m joining Regence with the goal of doing everything I can to ensure that our team and providers work effectively to deliver an optimal health care experience for our members and health plan sponsors.”  

Khan received her Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. She completed her internal medicine residency at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Santa Clara, Calif., and her public health and general preventive medicine residency at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where she also completed a tour with the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. 

About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, based in Salt Lake City, is the state’s first health insurer and now provides more than 547,000 members with comprehensive health insurance solutions. As a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Regence is part of a family of companies dedicated to transforming health care by delivering innovative products and services that change the way consumers in Utah and nationwide experience health care. For more information, please visit  regence.comfacebook.com/regenceutah, or  twitter.com/regenceutah.

About Regence BlueShield of Idaho Regence BlueShield of Idaho, based in Lewiston, has been serving Idahoans for over seven decades and now provides more than 153,000 members with comprehensive health insurance solutions. As a nonprofit mutual insurance company and independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Regence is part of a family of companies dedicated to transforming health care by delivering innovative products and services that change the way consumers in Idaho and nationwide experience health care. For more information, please visit  regence.comfacebook.com/regenceblueshieldofidaho  or  twitter.com/regenceidaho.