Iyah Romm is co-founder and CEO of Cityblock Health, a technology-enabled health services company in Brooklyn for low income urban populations. Cityblock is focused on building a comprehensive care delivery company that addresses health challenges faced by low-income urban dwelling residents through new models of community-based social care. Cityblock will re-engineer approaches to integrating medical, behavioral health, and social services delivery, using place-based interventions, aligned incentives, and technology to better connect providers and community members.
Prior to Cityblock, Iyah was as Chief Transformation Officer of Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), a Duals health plan in Massachusetts, where he drove the design of an organization-wide effort to strengthen and scale CCA’s care delivery and health plan operations and strategy. Previously, as the founding Policy Director for Care Delivery Innovation and Investment at the Health Policy Commission, he led the building of a $160 million statewide healthcare transformation investment program. There, and in his earlier role at the state Department of Public Health, Iyah contributed significantly to Massachusetts’ healthcare reform efforts, in particular the advancement of payment system and care delivery redesign. He has served as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Transforming Complex Care, was honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s Up & Comers in 2016, and was affiliate faculty at Dr. Atul Gawande’s Ariadne Labs. Iyah studied Biology at Brandeis University and medicine at Boston University. He is usually found with his wife and two kids, either chasing garbage trucks in Brooklyn or sailing.