Chris Edwards is the Chief Experience Officer at Conversa. He has been at the forefront of technical change in healthcare from LASIK to EHR's and now to care management. Conversa delivers 'automated, personalized doctor-patient conversation experiences that lead to more informed and meaningful patient relationships, effective population management and, ultimately, better clinical and financial outcomes.' Let's see what Chris has to say about his work and the future of care ma
I got the chance to talk to Owen Tripp, founder and CEO of Grand Rounds, at the HLTH conference in early May. Owen is well-known in health-tech and is simultaneously nice and no-bullshit (even winning Rock Health's Most Beloved CEO Award). He founded Reputation.com in 2006, growing that into a multi-million dollar company before launching Grand Rounds in 2011. Since then, Owen has lead Grand Rounds to raise more than $100 million and to work towards their vision of creating '
With $5 million in VC funding, more than 3000 attendees, and 600 CEOs / Founders, the HLTH team threw quite a conference in Vegas’ Aria convention center. Here are my initial thoughts, news and new ventures on the 5 most salient topics from the weekend. 1. Removing Care Friction In order to reduce ballooning costs in healthcare, patients need to be aware of and easily access their care. One of the macro-topics at HLTH surrounded reducing barriers for care delivery. Here are s
Ben Kates is a Senior at University of Maryland, College Park, and is interning at Aledade, a health-tech startup, working on the product management team. I'll speak with him today to see what he's learned about healthcare technology and product management so far. Thanks for talking to me today, Ben. So, what’s your backstory? Well I grew up in Kansas City where my Dad worked for Cerner, then moved to the Bethesda, MD area. went to the University of Maryland where I’m finish