Managing Director of Innovation Strategy and Research, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Aaron Patton currently serves as Managing Director of Innovation Strategy and Research at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts where he specializes in developing portfolios and strategies to bring new and innovative solutions and products to pilot or market - with a key portfolio area being mental health. He is a former Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting where he led the consumer innovation and gamification practices in health insurance and Federal sectors. As an Innovation Fellow, he led studies on applications of behavioral economics that laid foundations for Deloitte’s early views on patient engagement in digital health. In prior work, he established corporate internal accelerator programs and methodologies, pro-bono services supporting emerging healthcare start-ups, and he founded a small mental health coaching and measurement start-up focused on stress, burnout, and recovery models. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and neuroscience. Formerly a competitive rower and coach, Aaron is now more often near Boston’s Charles River on his road bicycle, participating in an ‘FPV’ drone race, or trying not to crash in his latest endeavor, cross country roller skiing.