Ryan Bojrab brings almost ten years of combined experience in healthcare administration, clinical practice and wellness program management to First Person Advisors. He channels those skills to fulfill his passion for building evidence-based healthcare solutions that help organizations meet their strategic goals. In his role, Ryan partners with the analytics team to guide clients to thoughtful, innovative health management solutions to reduce employer premium costs, lower member risk scores and help employees live healthier, happier and more productive lives. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a doctorate degree in physical therapy. He began his clinical career as a physical therapist at Eskenazi Heath, later transitioning to a clinical wellness role focused on employees, patients and the community.
Ryan is a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, certified in lifestyle medicine, avid sports fan and an advisory board member for the Athenaeum YMCA and Wellness Council of Indiana. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, traveling, reading, tasting different bourbons and connecting with people. When he’s not out and about, you can find him spending quality time with his family, friends and wife, Kristin.
What’s on your personal reading list that you’d recommend to fellow HERO members?
I recently finished Do Better Work and How to Win Friends and Influence People – both of which can be applied to all aspects to life with actionable insights that can bring clarity and fulfillment in your life. Next on my list is Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink, former U.S. Navy Seal.
What innovative program are you most excited about in your workplace?
I’m most excited about bringing down market the digital benefit navigation/healthcare consumerism platforms and their integration with point solutions. This will benefit the employer by having one location where benefits and all well-being and population health programs are housed and communicated. For the member, they will experience customized and targeted communications that will simplify and enhance their healthcare experience – a win-win for all parties.
Thinking about the future, where do you believe the next major focus will or should be in the field of workplace health and well-being?
Digital care is here for the long haul as we have learned the impact it’s having on convenience, high quality and affordable cost – all while providing a good experience. The future of digital health will be a combination of telemedicine, behavioral health, expert medical opinions and chronic disease management utilizing remote monitoring. Also, artificial intelligence and machine learning will also be a key component to personalize the member experience. I believe we’ll see more models with performance guarantees in place for the solutions that are truly driving clinical outcomes and financial savings. Plan designing around a digital front door to healthcare that guides people to the right care at the right time in the right modality will be the future.