Dr. Scott Howell, Chief Medical Officer of Tenet Diagnostics, a provider of high-quality laboratory and genomic testing and evidence-based research designed to direct patient care for clinicians, employers and payers joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Scott Howell discuss the following:
- Why should there be greater access and an expanded number of labs to provide drug testing?
- Are the challenges particularly relevant to NY and NJ? How is Tenet working to end the opioid crisis in these states and nationwide?
- What is the importance of expanding physician prescribing education?
- What other services does Tenet offer?
- Why would you recommend genomic testing?
- How does genomic tumor testing represent the future of medicine?
Scott Howell, M.D., MPH & TM, CPE, Chief Medical Officer of Tenet Diagnostics, is a board certified physician in family practice, preventative medicine public health and addiction medicine for the last 25 years. Dr. Howell is on staff at a large academic medical center in Los Angeles.
He was an executive medical director at Heritage Provider Network, and the National Senior Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for Network and Population Health at Optum Insight responsible for risk adjustment, quality performance, network analytics, predictive modeling, clinical consulting and acquisition due diligence. Prior to Optum, Dr. Howell was the Regional Chief Medical Officer (RCMO) for the Northeast Region of Americhoice, Inc. focusing on the Medicaid and Dual SNPs populations. Prior to United Healthcare, Dr Howell was the Medical Director for Managed Care at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the first HIV SNP in the nation, along with responsibility for international consulting in Russia, Ukraine, Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti. Dr. Howell was the lead scientific advisor to Management Sciences for Health the prime contractor for PEPFAR in Haiti.
Dr. Howell is board certified in Family Practice, Preventative Medicine and Public Health and Addiction Medicine. In addition, he has a Masters in Economics from the University of Miami, Master in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM) from Tulane University, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from California State University Fresno and certified by the American College of Physician Executives as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE)
Dr. Howell has served the military for 25 years and his current reserve assignment is with the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) at the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoDIG) concentrating on the Wounded Warrior Program, BioAssurity, and Ebola Outbreak Assessment.
Dr. Howell has published peer-reviewed articles in both disciplines finance and medicine.
About Tenet Diagnostics
Tenet Diagnostics offers fast, accurate, high-quality laboratory and genomic testing to hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices to help them provide the best patient care. As collaborators with employers, payers and clinicians, we offer an extensive range of testing services, including specialized diagnosis, screening and evaluation for a host of conditions and diseases related to orthopedics, pain management, primary care and oncology. Tenet Diagnostics has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to ensure the highest standard of care for patients.