Scott Wallace plays an influential part in the transformation of America’s health delivery. Leveraging his business and health policy background, Wallace works in the U.S. and around the world with employers, healthcare providers, health plans, governments and others to develop new health benefit and care models to improve health, stop the progression of chronic diseases and effectively treat chronic medical conditions.
A visiting professor of family and community medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a batten fellow at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, Wallace has also served on the faculty for Harvard Business School’s executive education program on healthcare strategy. He currently teaches in Dartmouth’s masters program in healthcare delivery science, an innovative new program for mid-career executives. In collaboration with Elizabeth Teisberg – a leading expert on value creation and its integral role in improving service delivery in healthcare – Wallace teaches workshops on value-based healthcare delivery using a new case model they developed together, which allows them to deliver custom content programs onsite, a significant differentiator from typical executive education platforms. The workshops also qualify for continuing medical education credit, another stand-out benefit.
Before his university affiliations, Wallace was the first president and CEO of the National Alliance for Health Information Technology, an organization committed to creating a safer, more efficient and unified healthcare system through IT. He is the co-founder of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, the leading healthcare IT certification body, and was appointed by President George W. Bush to chair the Commission on Systemic Interoperability – a federal commission created to advise the White House and Congress on health transformation through IT. Before his commitment to healthcare, Wallace was CEO of a successful specialty chemical company that grew 10-fold during his tenure. He began his career working in corporate law and venture capital.
Wallace speaks, publishes and consults internationally on health IT, policy, chronic care models, outcomes measurement, innovation and financing issues in healthcare. He holds a juris doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, a master’s degree with honors in business administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University.