Jacob Best

Director, Medical Networks, Grand Rounds


The Time is Right: How New Sources of Data are Ushering in Big Changes in Healthcare

Using new sources of data available today, patients and physicians alike have tremendous opportunity to improve healthcare quality and outcomes. By leveraging this data to identify looming health issues, put the right resources into motion, inform appropriate recommendations and learn from each interaction, we can radically alter the quality of care that patients receive. The current systems within healthcare are so under optimized today that huge gains can be made through better use of existing capabilities. By so doing, we can design a system that delivers better value and better experience.

What you’ll learn:

  • Current opportunities within healthcare data today and what the future might bring us
  • What insights we’ve drawn from new sources of data
  • Understand how different players in the space can better optimize access and delivery of care
  • How we can use data to empower more informed, enabled consumers and physicians


As Director of Medical Networks Jacob leads the team responsible for expanding relationships with Grand Rounds’ network of physicians & health systems. Grand Rounds partners with the leading providers in the US to extend the reach of their clinical expertise, increasing access and quality. Prior to Grand Rounds, Jacob was Chief of Staff at Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment solutions. Before Emdeon, Jacob held management roles at investment firm Hellman & Friedman, and consultancy Bain & Company. Jacob holds a BA in Human Biology from UVA and an MBA from Stanford.