John Theurer Cancer Center’s Dr. Andre Goy to Participate in Prestigious World Economic Forum in Davos

January 18, 2017

Dr. Goy will lead a discussion on value-based health care and publish a white paper outlining solutions to the underperformance of health systems at 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, today announced that Andre Goy, M.D., Chairman and Director, Chief of Lymphoma at the cancer center, will be presenting at the prestigious World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

On January 19, Dr. Goy will be leading a discussion on value-based care particularly leveraging digital technology to promote behavioral changes towards patients’ engagement in health care, wellness and shared decision making. He also contributed to a white paper that is being published by the previous Industry Agenda Council on the Future of the Health Care Sector summarizing the causes and origins of the underperformance of health systems particularly a clear misalignment across stakeholders.

Robert C. Garrett
Robert C. Garrett, FACHE

“Our world class physicians at Hackensack Meridian Health and the John Theurer Cancer Center are at the forefront of cancer care, driving research and innovation to create a new standard of care,” said Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health, who will also be participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Summit. “As the head of one of the largest cancer centers in the nation, Dr. Goy will provide valuable insight at the World Economic Forum about the future of cancer care and the impact value-based care will have on the health industry. The collaboration of health leaders in Davos will help set an aggressive agenda for impacting global health, and we are honored to be able to participate in this important work.”

Dr. Goy will participate in a discussion at Davos with prominent members of the health industry and other fields on leveraging digital technology to promote behavioral changes and patient engagement in health, wellness and shared decision making. Dr. Goy’s presentation will stress the importance technology will play in the future of health care shifting toward value-based care. Value-based care is dependent upon promoting behavioral changes, healthy habits, patient monitoring, patient accountability, preventive care and improved care delivery.

“Over the last two years, as part of the previous Industry Agenda Council on the Future of the Health Care Sector, my colleagues and I have extensively researched the underperformance of health systems. The results of this work was summarized into a white paper, ‘Misaligned Stakeholders and Health Systems Underperformance,’ led by Dr. David E. Bloom (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health),” said Dr. Goy.

This previous council’s research focused particularly on non-communicable chronic diseases which have a huge impact globally including diabetes, cancer and mental health. Their research identified misalignment of stakeholders as one of the key barriers to improving health and healthcare. Such misalignments evidently result from a number of factors including differing objectives and perspectives, power struggles, cooperation barriers etc. The white paper also outlines potential solutions to overcoming misaligned stakeholders to help accelerate progress on global health and health care delivery, including: removing obstacles to alignment, developing technical and institutional innovations and creating new models for value-based care particularly through public-private partnerships that can foster the required changes.

Andre Goy, M.D.

“I am really pleased to Co-chair with my colleague Dr. Sania Nishtar (Founder of Heart File) the new Council on the Future of Health and Healthcare. We are extremely lucky to have such a rich and broad range of world experts in our council, and together we are looking at solutions using real-time analytics, big data and technology to foster sustainable behavior changes to improve both health and healthcare,” continued Dr. Goy. “This includes optimization of treatment decisions using new digital classification and stratification of patients, which will help improve outcome while also reducing redundancy and cost along the way.”

“The participation of our Chairman Dr. Goy in this prestigious international endeavor is a testimony to the forwardness of John Theurer Cancer Center,” said Andrew Pecora, M.D., FACP, chief innovation officer and president of Physician Services at Hackensack Meridian Health. “Our physicians across the board at Hackensack Meridian Health as well are fully engaged into improving oncology care delivery including using big data and technology to support treatment decisions, research and innovation.”

Health is one of the top priority issue areas at the World Economic Forum, which is “committed to improving the state of the world”. The Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Health Sector provides insights to the World Economic Forum about the issues and trends the health care industry is facing. The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland brings together the top leaders in the world to create global and industry agendas for the year. This year’s annual meeting will take place January 17 – 20, 2017.


John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screenings, and preventive care as well as survivorship of patients with all types of cancers. The 14 specialized divisions covering the complete spectrum of cancer care have developed a close-knit team of medical, research, nursing, and support staff with specialized expertise that translates into more advanced, focused care for all patients. Each year, more people in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area turn to the John Theurer Cancer Center for cancer care than to any other facility in New Jersey. Housed within a 775-bed not-for-profit teaching, tertiary care, and research hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art technological advances, compassionate care, research innovations, medical expertise, and a full range of aftercare services that distinguish the John Theurer Cancer Center from other facilities.


Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.