Why is healthcare so hard to reform, what is leading the latest round of innovation, and why are so many entrepreneurs interested in getting involved?
Healthcare. It affects us all and yet no one understands it. This panel will address healthcare is so hard to reform, what is leading the latest round of innovation, and why so many entrepreneurs are now paying attention to healthcare.
Changing healthcare is hard, but must be done. How? Let's discuss.
Panelists: Kim Gandy, Kevin Krauth, Andy Altorfer, Dr. Mark Prather, Nicole McNew
-- Kim Gandy is the founder and CEO of Play-it Health, a digital health company focused on actionable scoring for tracking and incentivizing health adherence. A physician and scientist with 25 years of experience in healthcare, she has held training and teaching positions at institutions such as Duke and Stanford. Play-it Health has been recognized by many of the dominant players in health tech for its vision in the health adherence space.
-- Kevin Krauth is the CEO and one of the founders of Orderly Health. He started his career in investment banking before migrating to tech as a product manager in San Francisco working with clients such as Ignite Health and Kaiser Permanente. He majored in Public Policy and Economics with a focus on healthcare policy at Duke University.
-- Andy Altorfer has led CirrusMD since its founding, helping to grow the business into the leading virtual care platform for value-based care. Along the way, CirrusMD has completed three successful funding rounds and expanded access to the platform to over 1.5 million people. Prior to co-founding CirrusMD, Andrew worked as an advisor and investment banker to early and growth-stage tech companies giving him the market knowledge and experience needed to lead the execution of our vision. Most recently, Andrew was a VP with Q Advisors, a boutique technology investment bank. Previously, Andrew was with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. He has a bachelor's in Finance with honors from the University of Illinois and also studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado.
-- Dr. Mark Prather is the co-founder and CEO of DispatchHealth, a tech-enabled in-home acute care delivery platform. Dr. Prather has served as the western President for US Acute Care Solutions, an outsourced acute care provider serving over 6,000,000 patients annually. Dr. Prather has a passion for clinical excellence, innovations in care delivery and health IT. Dr. Prather served as Medical Director for the mobile health company, iTriage, and currently sits on the board of Colorado’s Health Information Exchange, CORHIO.
-- Nicole McNew is the Executive Director of Prime Health, a business ecosystem of healthcare administrators, providers, technologists, academics, entrepreneurs and investors dedicated to enhancing health and healthcare delivery through technology innovation. She started her career working with the Colorado Business Group on Health to support value-based purchasing efforts for self-insured employers. Prior to her role at Prime Health, Nicole led community health strategy for the American Diabetes Association.
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