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Melinda Schriver Ranked Nationally as a Modern Healthcare Top 25 Innovator

Melinda Schriver Portrait

Digital Health Director, Melinda Schriver, MHA, MBA, has been named among Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Innovators of 2021 for her work in digital health transformation.

According to Modern Healthcare, COVID-19 led the industry to experiment with innovations that can reshape how care is delivered. The members of this year’s class of Top 25 Innovators introduced ideas that engaged consumers in new ways, lowered healthcare costs and took unique approaches to managing population health. The honorees were chosen for their work in one of four areas: consumerism, cost reduction, population health and quality/safety.

“Melinda champions Carilion’s efforts to fine tune the virtual experience for our patients,” said Stephen Morgan, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer for Carilion. “Through digital connections, we now offer options for timely care, making it convenient for patients with limited access to transportation or time away from work to seek health care.”

Selected from nearly 200 nominations, Melinda leverages telehealth technology to promote clinical trials and more convenient access care, particularly for patients in remote, rural areas. She has participated in many digital initiatives, such as securing the recent iTHRIV research grant for pediatric telemedicine and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $1 million grant to expand our telemedicine offerings in 2020. 

Read more about Carilion's digital health work here.