Inside Health Care #55: Dr. Douglas Jacobs, Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services Chief Innovation Officer

Dr. Douglas Jacobs

In this episode of Inside Health Care, Dr. Douglas Jacobs, Chief Innovation Officer of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services, chats with Eric Musser, NCQA Deputy Director of State Affairs about his background, how Pennsylvania responded to COVID-19 and built equity inside the department in response to America’s racial reckoning in 2020.

Dr. Jacobs also talks about incentivizing Medicaid managed care organizations to close disparities, how NCQA’s Distinction in Multicultural Health Care fit into the department’s larger health equity goals and the biases of algorithms in health care.