Jack Friedman


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Current Appointments
Adjunct Faculty, Division of Management

B.A. Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Anthropology, Rutgers University
Jack Friedman is senior Vice president of accountable care services and payer relations for Providence Health & Services and chief executive officer of Providence Health Plan. In his role, Jack is responsible for the strategic direction of accountable care delivery and financing models to improve quality, cost and access throughout Providence Health Plan, serving 400,000 people. Providence also offers a network of providers through its preferred provider program and operates a workers' compensation program that manages the medical costs associated with injured workers in Oregon.

Jack worked in several positions with Providence Health Plan prior to accepting his current position in 2000. Before that, Jack served as the executive director of the Greater Portland Business Group on Health, a coalition of employers dedicated to improving the cost and quality of health care. Prior to that position, Jack was employed as a benefit and pension consultant with Frank B. Hall Consulting Co. He also worked as a business reporter with the Portland Business Journal from 1984 to 1986.

Jack serves as a board member for Health Plan Alliance, Stand for Children and the Oregon Economic Forum.