Mark Behl is Vice President Renown Health and Chief Executive Officer at Renown Medical Group.
Although born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mark Behl spent the majority of his life in Reno, Nevada. His formative years were spent living life in the Truckee Meadows of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. He loved everything about the northern Nevada area, the small town feel, and the fact that it’s a great place to live, work and raise a family.
After graduating high school, Behl wanted to play college basketball. He received several scholarship opportunities and decided to take on scholarship that would take him back to his birth region of Wisconsin. He chose to play for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. These years were very special to him as he grew to appreciate the Midwestern culture that exudes friendliness and good old-fashioned values.
After college, Mark Behl spent many years working in the transportation industry, beginning as a management trainee and eventually becoming a District Operations Manager for a Fortune 500 company. Behl’s experience in transportation/logistics also led to another position with an international firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
After a life-changing experience with his daughter, Behl made a career change that led to him the healthcare industry. He has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University along with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada-Reno.
Throughout Mark Behl’s career, he has lived in a variety of different places throughout the country. Doing so, he developed an appreciation for traveling and exploring new areas. During his residencies at Seton Hall, New York became one of his favorite places to travel to. The fast paced environment, the history, and the diversity within it have been something that draws him back regularly. He also enjoys sailing, skiing, and pretty much anything that involves the outdoors.
Traditional medicine is focused on treating each individual. Population health looks at how medical providers can treat vast demographics of individuals. After all, if multiple people suffer from the same health problems, could not they be treated somewhat similarly?
The way that population health tackles this giant task is by harnessing and analyzing vast sums of data via advanced computing. Through this analysis, certain trends, behaviors, and associations come to light that can be used to better treat and prevent medical problems in patients.
With the growing power and pervasiveness, population health is becoming only more promising of a field. One great example of this is Apple’s Healthkit app, which allows apps that provide health and fitness services so share data with Healthkit. The app then takes this data and stores it on a secure, centralized server and gives the option of letting the user decide, which apps have access to this information.