Dr. Julian Harris is President of CareAllies, a group of market leading population health management and home-based care companies focused on helping providers and payers navigate the transition to value-based care.
Julian joined Cigna in 2015 to lead US strategic operations planning and internal investments in tech and innovation to accelerate the delivery of value-based care and digital health solutions. He launched and became President of CareAllies in 2016, integrating a range of assets that include the now multi-payer management services companies formerly affiliated with Cigna Health Spring.
From 2015-2016, he also served as an Advisor to Google Ventures. Prior to GV, Julian led the health care team in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As the government’s chief health care finance official, he oversaw $1 trillion in spending and policy for a range of coverage programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Marketplaces, the CMS Innovation Center, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
Julian led OMB’s engagement with agencies on initiatives as diverse as launching the Precision Medicine Initiative, establishing the FDA’s regulatory approach for biosimilars, developing CMS Medicare ACO and bundled payment models, and replacing the SGR with MACRA.
During his time as chief executive of the $11 billion Medicaid program in Massachusetts, Julian led the development of an ACO program and built value-based payment and a focus on behavioral health and social determinants into the country’s first Medicare-Medicaid duals demonstration.
Julian trained in internal medicine and primary care at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital and worked as a hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance. He graduated with a B.A. degree in Health Policy & Medical Ethics from Duke, and he holds a M.Sc. degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and the School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania.