Patrick Conway, M.D., has taken an executive role at UnitedHealth Group's Optum subsidiary.
Conway said in a tweet Tuesday that he had "recently" joined the company as CEO of Care Solutions. According to his LinkedIn profile, Conway served as a senior executive in residence at Optum from February to April before taking his new position in May.
Conway's tweet said he would be spearheading ways to improve patient care with a focus on value-based care models, a longtime focus in his career.
Excited to recently start role as CEO of Care Solutions @Optum. Working to provide better health care to millions of people across the entire care continuum. Home care, mental health care, acute and post acute care with focus on value-based models and care for populations in need— Patrick Conway (@PatrickConwayMD) June 10, 2020
Conway was previously Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO and director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). He resigned from his position with Blue Cross NC in September after being arrested for driving while intoxicated last summer.
Well-wishers for the new gig on Twitter included fellow former CMMI head Adam Boehler and former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.
Congratulations Patrick!! I appreciate your significant commitment to American health care and know how much good you will do in this role. https://t.co/LVWoCUlXeg— Adam Boehler (@AdamUSDFC) June 10, 2020
Blue Cross NC named Anthem executive Tunde Sotunde, M.D., as Conway's successor in March.