It is true that the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in healthcare. The systems have been responding rapidly to successfully deliver healthcare provider-patient experience. A recent report by consulting firm McKinsey highlighted that US$250 billion in healthcare spending in the U.S. could shift to virtual care models in the wake of the pandemic. While this disruption was tough, healthcare organizations have been adopting new and improved technologies to ease the journey. However, the new normal on the horizon will come with an increased focus on solutions to help better predict patient outcomes, increase consumer connectivity, embrace evolving telehealth expectations and defend the next generation of medical IT infrastructure.
Keeping the same in mind, we bring to you the Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs of 2021 with an aim to help you enhance your knowledge on healthcare technology solutions and its adoption and integration, and share the experiences and stories of healthcare leaders and experts who have a track record of success. It will give you an insight on different healthcare tech solutions and tools that will release a positive impact on healthcare providers, patients, and increased revenue growth. We also hope this issue will help you assess your healthcare strategy and efficiently manage your patient experience, even during a crisis such as this.
Anne Wojcicki, Co-Founder & CEO
23andMe is a DNA testing technology company that enables its users to access their ancestry, genealogy, and inherited traits.
Daniel Nathrath, CEO
Ada Health is a global health company.
Rana el Kaliouby, CEO
Affectiva is the pioneer in Emotion AI, the next frontier of artificial intelligence.
Ed Ikeguchi, CEO
AiCure is an advanced data analytics company that uses artificial intelligence to understand how patients respond to treatments.
Priya Abani, CEO
AliveCor is a FDA-cleared mobile heart solution that helps save lives, save money, and brings healthcare into the 21st century.
Ido Schoenberg, Chairman & CEO
Amwell is a telehealth platform that provides its patients with more affordable, higher quality health care.
Yahya Aqel, Co-Founder & CEO
The Largest B2B Online Platform that Sells Medical Products Online and Supports Healthcare Companies.
Sigi Marmorstein, Founder & CEO
BabyLiveAdvice (BLA) is a women and nurse founded company with the mission to close the care gaps in maternal childcare and reduce maternal and infant morbidity & mortality.
Ali Parsa, Founder & CEO
Babylon Health aims to provide accessible, affordable healthcare by combining AI with doctors.
Oron Zachar, CEO
Biovo Technologies develops medical devices to greatly improve patient care while reducing personnel workload in Intensive Care Units, and Anesthesia.
Kal Patel, MD, CEO & Co-Founder
BrightInsight offers a global regulated digital health platform for biopharma and medtech.
Isabelle Kenyon, Founder & CEO
Calibrate is a modern, medical metabolic health business changing the way the world treats weight.
Rizwan Koita, CEO
Major provider of technology services and solutions to healthcare technology companies, providers, payers and life sciences organizations.
Iyah Romm, CEO
Cityblock Health is a tech-driven healthcare provider for those in underserved communities.
Vivek Garipalli, CEO
Clover is a healthcare technology company helping members live their healthiest lives with our Medicare Advantage plans.
Murray Brozinsky, CEO
Conversa is a virtual care platform that provides automated patient engagement and management.
Petros Pandis, CEO
Docandu is an innovative digital health platform that enriches and empowers the patient-doctor relationship.
Hill Ferguson, CEO
Doctor On Demand is a mobile app that provides on-demand and scheduled visits with U.S.-licensed health care providers.
Abraham Abramovitz, Founder & CEO
Doktuz is a social, professional healthcare network that aims to transform health experience for all.
Nicolas Ibanez, Founder
EasyMD connects users to health services form the comfort of their homes or work places.
Kevin Lyman, CEO
Enlitic builds AI deep learning products to streamline radiologists’ workflows and improve healthcare diagnosis.
Brigitte THITO, CEO & Founder
Family Self Care reinvents self-care with easy, personalized and eco-friendly natural care for the whole family. With SelfCare1®, your smart feel good partner, wellness is worth sharing.
Carolyn Starrett, CEO
Flatiron Health is a healthcare technology company that aims to improve lives by learning from the experience of every cancer patient.
Talia Cohen Solal, CEO
Genetika+ is developing a personalized medical testing tool to better treat depression by helping physicians find the best drug therapy for their patients.
Hans Bishop, CEO
Grail develops a pan-cancer screening test designed to detect cancers at an early stage.
Saul Kornik, CEO & Co-Founder
Healthforce offers clinic management software that connects nurses and patients to doctors via telemedicine.
David Groberman, CEO & Co-Founder
HeraMED is a technology company that develops and sells smartphone-based pregnancy monitoring solutions.
Michael Wang, Co-Founder, CEO
Dan Rodrigues, CEO, Founder
Kareo delivers cloud-based software that helps independent practices run a successful business and provide better patient care.
Graham Gardner, CEO
Kyruus delivers search and scheduling solutions for health systems to match patients with the right providers across the access points.
Nic Klopper, CEO
Lexie Hearing® is an innovative game-changer in the US hearing aid market, and is on a mission to make healthy hearing accessible to everyone with an all-inclusive, affordable hearing care solution that includes quality, medical-grade hearing aids.
George Mahaffey, President & CEO
MiNDERA Dx conducts research and development on non-invasive molecular testing for skin cancer and other skin diseases.
Alyson Watson, Founder & CEO
Modern Health is a mental well-being platform for innovative companies offering therapy, coaching, and self-guided courses all in one app.
Christoph Burkhardt, CEO
German based Healthtech/Clean Air company provides smart Indoor Health Ecosystem engineered to save lives and protect the environment.
Philipp S. F. Wustrow, Co-Founder & CEO
OnlineDoctor is a leading teledermatology platform that allows patients to get a fast remote diagnosis of their skin problem.
Mario Schlosser, CEO
Oscar is a health insurance company that offers individual and family plans, medicare advantages, and small group products.
Bird Blitch, CEO
Patientco improves financial care across the entire patient journey while increasing payments and revenue for today’s top health systems.
Luke Kervin, Co-founder & Co-CEO
PatientPop is the only complete practice growth solution that empowers healthcare providers to thrive in the digital age.
Mark Lomax, CEO
PEP automatically identifies, gathers and categorises publicly-available, online feedback to track patient experience.
Keith Elliston, President & CEO
PHEMI has developed a proprietary data privacy & governance platform that enables health organizations to unlock their data for innovation.
Idan Tamir, CEO & Founder
QuLab Medical is a digital health startup developing a small, minimally-invasive patch that enables access to continuous metabolic data, empowering better and more informed health decisions.
Dan Mountain, CEO
Secure Telehealth is the easiest way to help doctors and practitioners meet with clients using High Quality HIPAA compliant video conferencing software.
Iris Shichor, CEO & Co-Founder
SipNose develops an innovative nasal delivery device for local, systemic, and central nervous system indications.
Jason Gorevic, CEO
Teladoc is a global provider of virtual care, transforming the access, cost, and quality dynamics of health care delivery.
Eric Lefkofsky, Founder & CEO
Tempus is a technology company advancing precision medicine through the practical application of artificial intelligence in healthcare.
Hamish Grierson, CEO & Co-Founder
Thriva offers a personalized at-home finger-prick blood test which enables individuals to easily track and improve health.
Tim Barry, CEO & Co-Founder
VillageMD is a provider of data-driven services for primary care physicians.
Mike McSherry, CEO
Xealth is a platform for digital health, enabling clinicians to prescribe and monitor digital tools from within the EHR workflow.
The All-Inclusive Hearing Care Solution That’s Changing An Industry
Lexie Hearing®, an innovative game-changer in the US hearing aid market, is on a mission to make better hearing accessible to everyone with an all-inclusive, affordable hearing care solution that includes quality, medical-grade hearing aids. The team at Lexie is passionate about helping people enjoy healthy hearing without the need to spend thousands of dollars, recognizing that too many people do not wear hearing aids because they are so expensive. That’s why Lexie Hearing® is changing the industry. They bring a great experience to customers with high-quality hearing aids, a customer care program that proves that people with hearing loss are at the heart of everything they do, and smart technology that gives customers control of their hearing experience.
What really sets Lexie Hearing® apart is its competitive pricing. By leveraging smart technology and remote care, Lexie hearing aids deliver the quality and features expected from premium hearing aids, at 80% less than the average industry cost.
How robots can make surgery more efficient?
Surgical robots are not a new name in the medical field. It has been serving the industry for years. But what’s new about it? It’s the latest iteration of robotic technology which has given impactful results in surgical solutions. The latest version of surgical robotics consists of a camera, monitor, extendable arms which are connected with the control console to give better precision, control, and flexibility to the operations. The robots contain four arms working simultaneously adding more accuracy to the work in minimal possible time. Willing to know more about the precision of robotic technology in the surgical area? Here are the answers to your question.
The pinpoint precision of robotics in the healthcare sector:
With the help of robots, high-end mapping of CT scans and MRI is possible. The robotic assistance can be directed with a single press of the button and it can operate severe operations flawlessly with more accuracy than the practitioner.
Potential of nanotechnology in medical sector
The word nano take us to the tiniest shapes but the measurement of nano is much smaller than what we expect. Nano can be defined as one billionth of something. The measuring scale of nano is recently been added to almost every business sector including medical sector. It is allowing the medical professionals to measure and study the tiniest particles like cell components, viruses, DNA, and more. With the help of nano technology, medical sector has developed sub microscopic labs, tools, tubes and robots. DNA is the most basic element of human body, with the manipulation of DNA a number of diseases can be treated effectively by having a great control over the growth of DNA. Use of nanotechnologies is done by using nanoparticles for the treatment for which nano-robots are developed in the form of medicines to revitalize the cellular parts of a body. There are certain diseases that require crucial substances for a particular cell development as a treatment of the disease, for example cancer. With the help of nanotechnology, particles are engineered which can effectively engage with the affected cells and repair it with a direct treatment.
Healthcare and technology moving hand on hand for the best results
Advancements in the medical sector is not hidden from anyone, every single eye in this world has witnessed a great transformation in the medical assistance and the medical professionals too. Innovation is sole reason for this excellent transformation of medical health sector. In the past few decades, medical industry has gone through several advancements, right from the scanning machines till remote medical assistance. A world technology is not a single element which is responsible for this giant change, but it has enclosed several innovations within this world. If compared to past decade, now we are answerable to a number of diseases which were unknown before a decade. Not only we have answers for those but also we have effective treatment for almost diseases. Technologies are not majorly developed for the medical sector, but with the help of great professionals and technological developments, now we are able to modify and utilize latest technologies in medical sector too, such as artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, augmented reality, sensors and many more. In the first view the above mentioned technologies take you to the gaming zone, finance department, or huge IT sectors.
Medical tricorder: A new ray of hope for better healthcare
If you take a survey then five out of every ten folk is struggling with some or other health disorder and two among those are at the critical stage due to late diagnosis of the disease. To put an end to this issue, a regular health checkup is required, so that you can understand your health condition and do the needful to get rid of it. But the question is “how many of us go to the medical practitioner for a routine healthcare checkup?” Answer will be very few. To avoid this condition, several scientists and inventors are trying to develop a device which will be handy and can be afforded by every single folk to practice their self-health checkup. The device is names as medical tricorder, a portable handheld device for diagnosing health conditions within seconds. The device is not available in the real world market but several brains are working for this great invention with an intension to upgrade the medical sector. Experts have developed a huge variety of devices to support the medical professionals diagnosing various types of diseases. Each type of disease has a distinct device and the operations of such device are known to the practitioners only. There is no such device which is capable enough to diagnose distinct types of health conditions.
Impact of technology on health care sector
A new era of telemedicine has been emerged with the advancements of technology and its use in the healthcare industry. Evolution of technology has enabled health care professionals to provide more promising treatments to the patients regardless of their location and situation. If you talk about the impact of technology over the healthcare sector then it is countless, but few major transformation that has been brought by the technological growth are access to the best medical practitioner anywhere from the world, immediate medical assessment of a patient, latest treatment technologies and many more. Incorporation of digital platform is one of the best advancements in medical and also a great reason for the change of medical phase. Health records must be kept for years and years, because any further treatment may require the details of your health record or any type of treatment taken by the patient in his medical history for an effective and also safe treatment. Keeping such records manually is really a tough task for a folk. Now, technology has a solution for this problem as it have given an option to save health records along with the health checkup reports in the cloud system.
Technology Depends on Faster Adoption of Innovation
When Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) were introduced in the early 1970s the vision was clear: digitizing patient records would make healthcare more efficient, and better for the patient and provider. Fast forward to today—we’ve come a long way towards the goal of a better system, but we aren’t quite there. We’ve identified the industry’s pain points, and laid the groundwork for solutions. Widespread adoption of the three healthcare tech ideas below will be crucial to building a healthcare system that is better for patients and the clinicians alike. In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) renamed “Meaningful Use” to “Promoting Interoperability”, which is a good indicator that we are inching closer to greater efficiency in healthcare. Essentially, interoperability means the ability for health information systems and software apps to communicate, exchange data and use the data they’ve shared. “Digitizing healthcare” was initially driven by revenue optimization and then care standardization. Clinical efficiency seems to be the forgotten promise but will ultimately be one of the most meaningful outcomes. While EMRs have made huge strides in digitizing healthcare and allowing for data to lead the way, they haven’t always communicated well with each other or other technology. Enter Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or ‘FHIR.
Shining a light between the rock and the hard place:
Apps, and their use for the promotion of health and wellbeing, are the subject of increasing interest and enquiry; particularly in light of the NHS’ Long Term Plan, and ever-increasing pressures on scarce NHS resources. But finding and downloading effective, engaging, and most importantly, safe health-apps, is a significant challenge. While many have suggested that health-apps could be a ‘silver-bullet’, aimed at quashing the woes that stem from decreasing funding and increasing demand for incumbent NHS services, it is important to tread with caution. Unlike pharmaceuticals, over the counter remedies, talking therapies, physiotherapy or surgery, health-apps can not only be sought, but readily obtained in absence of gatekeeping and safeguarding. The result is that you or I can download upwards of 200,000 health-apps today, with as little as a click of a button on the app-store. While this can be argued as the unique value-proposition of app-based health technologies, a lack of guarantees regarding the quality and content of such apps, means that this open-access feature of apps also represents the chief concern; and is likely limiting the enthusiasm with which healthcare professionals engage and promote their use.
AI to help kids struggling with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome (ASD) & PDD-NOS
In a properly functioning brain, both hemispheres communicate equally and at lightning speed, millions of times per minute. In a poorly functioning brain, the left and right sides of the brain only impart partial information, causing frequent miscommunication. This is called Functional Disconnection and is the root of many types of learning, behavioral and social problems found in children. The Brain Balance program puts the left and right brains back in sync using sensory motor exercises, academic skill building, and nutrition guidelines. The assessment consists of sensory, motor, and academic testing of more than 900 functions. The outcome of this assessment is a highly customized report providing parents with a complete understanding of their child’s behavioral, social, and academic skill levels. We use AI to determine which brain hemisphere we believe to be stronger or weaker. The Machine Learning algorithm used for the assessment is not always accurate, which we know based on the feedback from our staff—yes we let them disagree with the system, which is intended as a tool to help them support their own assessment, but not to necessarily force them into a decision they don’t agree with.