Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare | 2014
Dr. Sam Ho
In his various roles at commercial insurer UnitedHealth Group, Ho, 63, is responsible for its quality improvement, medical management, performance measurement and healthcare affordability programs. As its chief clinical executive, Ho is helping the organization lead the way in accountable care expansion. Last year, UnitedHealth announced it would commit $50 billion annually to contract with doctors and hospitals based on quality and cost-efficiency measures. Ho, a family medicine physician, joined PacifiCare of California in 1994 as vice president. Eleven years later, UnitedHealth Group acquired PacifiCare Health Systems based in Cypress, Calif., when Ho was its executive vice president of health services and CMO.