Our guest today, Elad Benjamin, joins the podcast from Israel for the second episode in our series on innovation and the use of AI in healthcare. Elad is CEO and Co-Founder of Zebra Medical Vision and is a veteran Healthcare IT executive with over 20 years of experience in software and medical devices, in both startups and Fortune 500 companies. He has held senior roles in Healthcare IT companies, including playing key roles in taking companies public on the NASDAQ as well as managing complex global businesses implementing solutions in medical providers worldwide. Elad holds a BsC from Tel Aviv University and earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Our guest today, Kevin Freedman, joins me to talk about innovation and the use of AI in healthcare. Kevin is founder of NextPhase Partners, a firm providing independent support and guidance to entrepreneurs as they guide their companies through their next phases of growth. Prior to NextPhase, Kevin was an operating partner at Khosla Ventures and has more than 15 years of operating experience with leadership roles in both consumer and enterprise technology companies.
This week’s bonus episode was recorded live at the 2017 Healthbox Studio Showcase! Healthbox hosts the program to support and advance entrepreneurial innovation, which aligns with our overall mission to empower the reinvention of healthcare. The program helps accelerate emerging digital health companies and fosters relationships between startup founders and industry leaders. Healthbox hosts the program free of charge to selected companies with no required equity exchange. The Studio ran from October 9-13 at the Healthbox office in Chicago, IL and featured presentations, workshops, and mentor sessions from the Healthbox team and other industry leaders. In this episode, host Chuck Feerick sat down with four participants from the Studio to explore what their companies do and the problems they solve, what some of their biggest takeaways from the week were, a favorite session or two from the week, and what is the first thing they’ll do once they get back to their teams.
On this week’s episode, we welcome Leland Brewster back on the program for the second part of our series around interoperability in healthcare! Leland is the Director of Fund Management for Healthbox and supports Intermountain Innovation Fund-related activities and heads Healthbox’s seed investments in addition to supporting portfolio management efforts across all of its investment vehicles. Prior to joining Healthbox, Leland worked for Clarion Healthcare, a boutique life sciences consultancy in Boston. At Clarion, he was involved in multiple product commercialization and launch readiness projects, as well as the design and launch of a one-of-a-kind patient and physician support program. Leland received his BA in Economics and Chemistry from Williams College and received his MBA from Chicago Booth.
This week’s episode is the first part of our new podcast series around Interoperability. Joining host Chuck Feerick on the program is Niko Skievaski, the Co-founder and President of Redox. Based in Madison Wisconsin, Niko started Redox in 2014 to reduce barriers to entry in healthcare technology and has thus created a Modern API for EHR integration. Niko is a board member and co-founder of 100State, Wisconsin’s largest co-working space as well as co-founding BreadcrumbsQA, a searchable Q&A knowledge management platform originally deployed at Epic.
This week we have a bonus episode of the podcast with Jeff Hyman, Founder and Chief Talent Officer of Strong Suit, a firm that helps build Rockstar top-teams for VC & PE portfolio companies. In addition to founding Strong Suit, Jeff is an Adjunct Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, is the Author of The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Growth Rockstars and the Host of the iTunes rated 5-star Strong Suit Podcast, and is CEO-in-Residence at Sterling Partners, a $6B Chicago PE firm. Along the way to founding Strong Suit, Jeff has raised $55M in venture capital, and has been CEO and Founder of 4 different companies, including Chicago-based Retrofit, where he is now Chairman.
This week’s episode is the third and final installment of our series in On-Demand Healthcare. Our guest today is Kelly Perdew, Managing General Partner of Moonshots Capital – an early stage angel syndicate that invests in early stage technology companies and leans in heavily on veteran founded companies. He is co-founder & Managing Partner at The DuMont Project – a consultative agency that helps accelerate the growth of direct to consumer brands. Prior to DuMont Project he was the CEO of Fastpoint Games, a venture-backed leading developer of live data-driven games for the fortune 500 brand set.
This week we have a great episode with Myra Hager of Baylor Scott & White Health and Dore Murphy formerly of Pager! Myra is the Director of Digital Health at Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) where she manages population health innovation strategy and project execution with a goal of achieving better population health by substantially improving outcomes, driving costs down, empowering their ACO and Health plans with digital solutions, as well as create opportunities for new business models to achieve population health. Dore was formerly the VP of Marketing at Pager, a company that is Reinventing the traditional doctor-patient experience by making quality care more convenient and accessible by sending a board-certified doctor to treat urgent care needs, at any location, summoned directly through their app. Prior to joining Pager, Dore led marketing at Sum and has a great experience working for a number of years at the New York Times In November of 2016, BSWH and Pager announced a partnership to bring Pager’s services to BSWH’s network in the Austin area

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