KHC Member Spotlight: Jim DeMasters

(Note: this member spotlight was first published in the February 2017 KHC Newsletter. To receive the KHC Monthly Newsletter, click here.)

Jim DeMasters
Novo Nordisk Inc
KY Diabetes Network (KDN)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Job Titles and Description:
Market Access Account and Executive Kentucky Board Member, ADA and KDN
Provides access to Novo Nordisk medications, KDN educational materials, political policy to Kentuckians

Member of KHC for: 4 years

KHC Committee Participation: Employers and support of KHC conferences

 


What are you most excited about working on in the future around health and healthcare improvement?

“Working with KentuckyOne on collaborating a diabetes statewide awareness program that will integrate all key stakeholders such as health systems, hospitals, employers, payers, community and policy”

Improving health is one of the three main priorities of the Triple Aim. What are the best strategies for improving health in our community? 

“Building trust through the importance of connecting the dots through transparency, integration and collaboration across all channels or transitions of care.”

Why do you think a multi-stakeholder coalition like the KHC is needed in the community?

“It is dearly needed to create transparency and awareness of information available to all stakeholders and be the central link toward integration of data, stakeholders, community and anyone affected by chronic disease in order to improve health outcomes, reducing cost and improving overall quality of care.”

What is your favorite quote?

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be lit.” – Plutarch