View From The Top: Industry Leaders Speak Out – Dr. Kristofer Smith, naviHealth
Dr. Kris Smith, president, naviHealth, sits down with Olivia Beaton, Editor of Senior Living News to discuss the future of Telehealth and how it impacts the senior community. Dr. Smith shares insight on the pros, cons, and challenges facing Telehealth and how seniors and senior living communities can adapt.
Dr. Kristofer SmithPresident
As President of naviHealth’s Home-based Medical Care division, Dr. Smith leads the organization’s efforts to establish a national network of home-based medical care practices. Dr. Smith oversees the clinical model design, operations, quality and strategy for the growing business. Prior to this role, Dr. Smith was the SVP of Population Health at Northwell Health. He provided population health strategic leadership and oversaw all care management activities. He also served as the medical director for Post-Acute Care Services and Chief Medical Officer for Northwell’s insurance offering. He has published papers on advanced care models for the frail elderly and has been a co-investigator on a number of grants investigating the outcomes of high-intensity primary care programs. He regularly gives national talks on health policy, the frail elderly and the intersection of payment reform and clinical redesign. Additionally, he has worked with associations such as the American College of Physicians, Center to Advance Palliative Care, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and the American Academy of Home Care Medicine on health care reform. Dr. Smith graduated with a degree in sociology from Princeton University and a Master of Public Policy in health policy from Harvard University. He received his Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed a residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Smith is board-certified in Internal Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative care. His clinical work has always been as a house calls provider to the frail elderly.