Previously, Lonny served as Aetna’s chief medical officer for six years. During his tenure at Aetna he was responsible for the company’s clinical strategy to improve the health of Aetna’s members and helped build a better healthcare system supported by evidence-based accountability by every participant. He led healthcare system change through Aetna’s clinical thought leadership, Innovation Labs, clinical policy and integrated system design.
Lonny is a recognized leader in health information technology, patient safety and evidence-based medicine and has published numerous clinical, peer-reviewed articles. He has spent his career confronting the challenges in healthcare and emphasizes that issues related to cost and quality must be addressed by supporting greater adherence to evidence-based standards of care. By replacing traditional information silos, Lonny has focused on new ways for information to be easily used and easily shared throughout the healthcare system. Drawing on expertise from across the healthcare and technology industries, Lonny helped align Aetna’s capabilities in clinical research, payment reform, health information technology, health information exchange, and patient and provider collaboration to drive innovations that lead to better health outcomes and lower costs.
Prior to his CMO position, Lonny was Chief Executive Officer of ActiveHealth Management. He co-founded ActiveHealth Management, now an Aetna subsidiary, following nearly 20 years of experience as a physician and consultant to large employers concerned about healthcare quality and costs. Lonny led the development of the ActiveHealth CareEngine® System, a clinical decision support technology platform that received a U.S. Patent in 2004. Lonny is a member of the Harvard Medical School Health Care Policy Committee; the New York eHealth Collaborative Board of Directors; the RCHN Community Health Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors; and the East Coast CMO Executive Summit Committee.
From 1991 to 1998, Lonny was a principal in the Managed Care Group of William M. Mercer where he led numerous consulting engagements with Fortune 500 corporations, healthcare providers, suppliers and payers that focused on managing the demand for healthcare resources. Lonny was an attending physician at New York Hospital and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center between 1987 and 1999, and was a cardiology fellow at the University of Chicago from 1985 to 1987. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his medical degree from Tel Aviv University