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Seema Parmar

Seema Parmar is a Senior Expert in McKinsey’s Calgary office. Since joining McKinsey, Seema has dedicated most of her time to the Healthcare Systems & Services Practice. She has served public- and private-payer and -provider clients on a range of issues related to value-based payment and care-delivery innovation. She currently co-leads the firm’s knowledge- and capability-development efforts on social determinants of health.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

—developing an analytic capability to inform a client’s strategy on social determinants of health and community partnerships
—identifying drivers of and interventions to reduce avoidable emergency department use
—evaluating and sizing an opportunity for a client to launch a chronic-care-management solution, including concept design and go-to-market strategy
—developing a digitally enabled primary-care strategy for a Canadian healthcare provider
—redesigning a Medicare clinical-care model for a private payer to address the full range of patients’ clinical and social needs
—supporting deal negotiations between a hospital system and a vendor to provide analytic and IT support for an accountable-care organization

Prior to joining McKinsey, Seema spent several years working with a range of stakeholders as a community health worker and researcher in the areas of immigrant, refugee, and maternal health; cancer prevention; and school-based mental health.

Seema received her BS in life science from Queen’s University in Canada, MS in healthcare administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and PhD in health systems from Johns Hopkins University.