Janis Powers has spent her career in health care working to improve how operations, finance and policy influence care delivery. Like many of us, she is frustrated by the inefficiencies that characterize the American health care system which have resulted in overly high costs, inconsistent care delivery, improper financial incentives and increasingly, violations in patient privacy.
Rather than just document a litany of concerns, Janis is intent on fixing them. Her Amazon Bestselling book Health Care: Meet the American Dream outlines an alternative, decentralized payment system for health care. She is an advocate of putting more data in the hands of the patient consumer so they can positively impact their health. Her company Longitudinal Health Care is pursuing these concepts through its inaugural product, KnowThyself.
Prior to her work with Longitudinal, Janis served as a health care strategy and operations consultant with Deloitte and Avanza Healthcare Strategies. She has consulted for providers around the country including integrated delivery systems, for-profit and not-for-profit health systems, academic medical centers, rural hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and federally qualified health clinics.
Janis majored in architecture at Yale and holds masters’ degrees in business and architecture from the University of Michigan. She lives in Austin, Texas with her two children.