Frequently Asked Questions
Why was the name ‘Haven’ chosen?
It reflects our goal to be a partner to individuals and families and help them get the care they need, while also working with clinicians and others to make the overall system better for all.
How is Haven going to improve health care?
We are pursuing a number of common-sense fixes, as well as innovative approaches, to address issues like making primary care easier to access, insurance benefits simpler to understand and easier to use, and prescription drugs more affordable. We are also looking at new ways to use data and technology to make the overall health care system better.
Is Haven going to replace existing doctors or insurance companies?
We are interested in working with clinicians and insurance companies to improve the overall health care system. We will be an ally of anyone who is working to make health care better for patients.
Who is Haven going to help?
Our focus is the U.S.-based employees and families from Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase. In time, we intend to share our innovations and solutions to help others.
How is Haven “free from profit-making incentives”?
It’s very simple: our goal is not profit. We’re able to focus on creating value for families, not shareholders, since we are free from profit-making incentives and constraints. The organization will reinvest any surplus back into our work to improve health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and lower costs for individuals and families.
What is the relationship between Haven and the founding companies?
Haven is an independent organization, but draws on resources and expertise from Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase.
Where is the organization located?
Haven is headquartered in Boston and also has an office in New York.
Who is on the board?
The Board is made up of three members of the founding companies – Todd Combs, an investment officer of Berkshire Hathaway, Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Beth Galetti, a Senior Vice President at Amazon – and Atul Gawande, CEO of Haven.
Our Leadership Team
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH
Head of Finance
Mary Jane Favazza
Chief Technology Officer
Chief of Staff
Dana Safran, ScD
Head of Measurement
Chief Operating Officer
Head of Communications