Meg McCarthy is Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology. She is responsible for clinical innovation, technology and service operations. Meg also has responsibility for process and performance improvement, procurement and real estate services for Aetna, Inc.
Ms. McCarthy served as Vice President and Head of Business Solutions Delivery at Aetna, which brought together all IT project management, development, quality engineering and IT-related business-process reengineering functions, necessary to create, develop and deliver end-to-end business solutions. She also has served as Aetna's CIO.
Prior to joining Aetna in 2003, Ms. McCarthy was Senior Vice President of Information Technology at CIGNA Healthcare in Bloomfield, CT. She has 30 years of information systems and health care operations experience, with strengths in hospital, insurance and managed care business and systems. Her operations and consulting experience includes cost management, mergers, productivity management, care management, clinical work redesign, financial management, and information systems design and implementation.
Ms. McCarthy has also worked in the hospital industry in CIO positions at Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver, CO, one of the largest Catholic Systems in the country and at Franciscan Health System. She was a consulting partner at Ernst & Young in the IT and Performance Improvement practice and also was with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) as a Senior Manager.
Ms. McCarthy has been recognized as one of Insurance & Technology Magazine's “Elite 8” and Computerworld’s Top 100 leaders.
Ms. McCarthy has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, Hospital Administration, from Yale University, and a B.A. in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, from Providence College. Her professional affiliations include Yale University Hospital Administration Alumni Association and Yale University Delaware and Massachusetts Alumni Associations. Ms. McCarthy's military experience includes U.S. Navy Medical Services Corps; Lieutenant at Bethesda Naval Hospital; and U.S. Navy Reserves, Lieutenant Commander.