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Our guest on this episode is Dr. Ashwini Zenooz (“Ash”), CEO of Commure, a platform that enables health systems, digital health companies, and 3rd party developers to more quickly build interoperable data-driven products for healthcare. Their goal is to facilitate new clinical and operational workflows that leverage a health system’s data infrastru…
 
In this episode, we sat down with April Koh, the CEO and founder of Spring Health, a comprehensive mental health benefit for employers. April is currently the youngest female to run a unicorn company.We discussed:-Spring Health’s focus on providing precision mental healthcare through its proprietary predictive algorithms and science-backed methodol…
 
In this episode, we interview Chris Severn, the Co-Founder and CEO of Turquoise Health, a company working to bring real price transparency to healthcare. With recent and upcoming waves in pricing legislation, combined with its fundraise led by a16z earlier this year, Turquoise is tackling the transparency problem from several angles by creating new…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Karan Singh, Co-Founder & COO of Ginger, now Headspace Health, through a merger with Headspace that was announced in August, 2021. Headspace Health is the world's leading provider of mental health and wellbeing solutions.By The Pulse by Wharton Digital Health
 
In this episode, we interview Fay Rotenberg, CEO of Firefly Health. We chat about her experience joining Firefly Health in 2017, discussing how what started as a virtual-first primary care offering has developed into a solution that will help consumers get, find, and pay for care. Firefly Health is trying to deliver concierge medicine at scale. The…
 
In this episode, we interview the GoodRx co-founder and CEO, Doug Hirsch. We chat about his experience founding GoodRx, covering topics ranging from a time when his father literally knocked on pharmacy doors in NYC to get drug prices to their recent public offering. GoodRx seeks to expand access and affordability for prescription drugs. To do this,…
 
In this episode, we interview Michelle Carnahan, President of Thirty Madison. We discuss Michelle’s pivot from pharmaceutical executive to leader of a health tech unicorn and what that means for Thirty Madison going forward.Thirty Madison’s mission is to be a human-first healthcare company delivering specialized care and treatment to everyone. They…
 
In this episode, we interview Saeju Jeong, the Co-Founder and CEO of Noom. Founded in 2008, the company’s mission is to help people everywhere lead healthier lives through behavior change. Although today they are best known for their weight loss app, the company is making a push to extend its behavior change platform further into chronic care, supp…
 
In this episode, we chatted with Vijay Patel, Co-Founder and Partner at CVS Health Ventures, a $100M fund dedicated to investing and partnering with high potential health technology startups aimed at building towards CVS’ vision of creating more consumer-centric care.We discussed:- The establishment of CVS Health Ventures as a fund dedicated to dig…
 
In this episode, we interview Jonathan Bush, the founder and CEO of Zus Health. We discuss his broad vision for Zus as well as some of his learnings from founding and leading athenahealth as well as serving as the Executive Chairman Firefly Health. Zus Health is seeking to enable the new wave of digital-first provider organizations by building a un…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Clara Burtenshaw, Clara is a biotech and life sciences investor with significant transactional, VC, IP, and operational experience.We discussed:-The evolution of the psychedelics industry from a stigmatized counterculture phenomenon to a scientifically robust industry with support from the FDA for fast-tracking dru…
 
Julian Harris, M.D., is a Partner on the Healthcare Services team at Deerfield and Chairman & CEO at ConcertoCare. Launched in 1994, Deerfield Management Company is an investment firm dedicated to advancing healthcare through information, investment and philanthropy — all toward the end goal of cures for disease, improved quality of life and reduce…
 
In this episode, we interviewed Michelle Davey, the Co-Founder and CEO of Wheel. Wheel is working behind the scenes to build many of the telemedicine services you're familiar with. Its online platform matches doctors with patients and also enables any company to stand up a virtual care practice. Wheel makes it simple for companies to build virtual …
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, we interview Connor Hailey, CEO and Co-Founder of Axle Health, a software platform that enables any company to add in-home visits to their patient offering. We cover Connor's penchant for startup and entrepreneurship, Axle Health's founding story and early product journey and how they have scaled to thousands o…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Sangu Delle, the Chairman and CEO of Africa Health Holdings. Africa Health Holdings is focused on building a sustainable healthcare ecosystem in Africa through its network of healthcare facilities that it owns and manages. To date, Africa Health Holdings portfolio companies have served over 510,000 patients through…
 
In this episode, we interview Vik Bakhru, MD, former COO and CFO of ConsejoSano and the founding CMO of Circulo Health. We discuss some of the challenges that ConsejoSano faced as they strove to build consumer trust in the medical system amidst the global pandemic and what’s in store for Circulo Health, the nation’s newest managed Medicaid plan.Fou…
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, we interview Afton Vechery, CEO and Co-Founder of Modern Fertility, a reproductive health company making personalized fertility information more accessible.Founded in 2016, Modern Fertility is the women's health company making personalized, proactive fertility information more accessible to women everywhere, wh…
 
Neil Batlivala is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pair Team. Neil Batlivala and Cassie Choi, RN founded Pair in 2019 after experiencing how critical a high functioning administrative team is to provide high-quality primary care by building out operations together at leading tech-enabled practices of Forward and Circle Medical. The majority of healthcare …
 
In this episode, we chatted with Dan Knecht, M.D., M.B.A., Vice President of Clinical Product at CVS Health. Prior to this, Dan served as Vice President of Health Strategy and Innovation for Medical Affairs at Aetna, a CVS Health company.What we discussed:● The CVS Health-Aetna merger in 2018 has enabled the joint company to create more customer-ce…
 
Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky is the former Chief Medical Officer of the US Medicaid program. He is now the Managing Partner at Social Innovation Ventures where he invests in and advises companies and non-profits dedicated to eliminating disparities. He also advises federal and state regulators on how to incorporate human centered design into policy making.…
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, Vivien interviews Andrew Parker, CEO and Co-Founder of Papa, an on-demand assistance service to help people and their family members stay independent while living securely and happily at home. Andrew has a passion for healthcare, technology and people. Prior to founding Papa, Andrew ran Health Systems Sales and…
 
In this episode, we interview Dr. Jon Bloom, the Co-Founder and CEO of Podimetrics. The company’s mission is to improve patient lives through early detection and prevention of diabetic foot ulcers. They are a virtual care management company dedicated to preventing diabetic amputations through their SmartMat product and partnerships with both payers…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Brad Fluegel, lecturer at the Wharton School’s Health Care Management program and former Senior Vice President and Chief Healthcare Commercial Market Development Officer for Walgreens. Before that, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer for Wellpoint, now Anthem, and Sen…
 
In this episode, we connect with Erin Lee, the VP of Global Operations and Managing Director of Babylon (U.S.). Babylon is a London-based telehealth startup leveraging AI to provide quality and affordable primary care around the world. Babylon has operations globally, including in the U.S., Canada, UK, Rwanda, and several countries within Asia and …
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, we interview Naomi Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of Brightline, a behavioral health care technology company delivered for families and children. We discuss her amazing journey at the forefront of the new digital health wave as one of the founding team members of Castlight, her leadership lessons from Livongo and th…
 
In this episode, Sandy interviews Jannine Versi, COO & Co-Founder of Elektra Health. Elektra Health is on a mission to smash the menopause taboo by empowering 50M women in the US today navigating menopause with a full-stack digital solution. Elektra has been featured in Forbes, Pitchbook, the Financial Times and Crunchbase, and was selected as a "r…
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, Vivien interviews Gabriel Mecklenburg, President and Co-Founder of Hinge Health, the leading musculoskeletal (also known as MSK) solution for employers and health plans. We discuss Hinge Health's journey from the early days for Gabriel and Daniel and finding product market fit to growing the business by more th…
 
In this episode, we interview Steve Kraus, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. At Bessemer, Steve focuses exclusively on healthcare, where he’s made investments in and holds seats on the boards of some of the most successful companies in this space, including Bright Health, Ginger, Hinge Health, Aspen RxHealth, and, most recently, Folx Health. Ea…
 
In this episode, we interview Deborah Kilpatrick, Co-CEO Evidation Health. With a network of over 4M individuals across the U.S. and a platform that gathers key real-world data from patients’ day-to-day lives, Evidation is on a mission to enable and empower everyone to participate in better health outcomes. Since its founding in 2012, Evidation has…
 
In this episode, we chat with Eren Bali, the Co-Founder & CEO of Carbon Health. Carbon Health is a technology-enabled healthcare provider with a mission to make high-quality healthcare accessible to everyone. Carbon Health meets patients where they are, providing seamless, accessible healthcare to patients across a variety of access points.…
 
Nita Sommers is an Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures focused on health care. Nita has spent over 20 years working in the health technology sector, with a passion for early-stage, high growth companies transforming health care. She was an early member of the R&D team at athenahealth, which went public in 2007. Additionally, she was one of the fir…
 
In this episode of the Pulse Podcast, we interview Sid Viswanathan, Co-Founder and President of Truepill. Starting with its pharmacy-driven APIs and since moving into telehealth and at-home lab diagnostics, Truepill has been building healthcare infrastructure for the modern (and future) world. This infrastructure is already working behind the scene…
 
In this episode, we interview Andrew Dudum, the Founder & CEO of Hims & Hers. Hims & Hers is a digital health company focused on destigmatizing health and wellness conditions while making it easier for everyone to access quality care. Since launching in November 2017, Hims & Hers has raised approximately $260MM in funding from investors including O…
 
In this episode, we interview Nate Maslak, Co-Founder and CEO of Ribbon Health. Ribbon is breaking the long-standing barrier of complex and challenging provider data by identifying and delivering the most accurate, comprehensive data on providers, facilities, insurance plans, and cost and quality measures through a seamless API layer. These product…
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, Vivien interviews Casey Means, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Levels Health. Levels is a metabolic health company that empowers individuals to radically optimize their health and wellbeing by providing real-time continuous glucose biofeedback coupled with machine learning driven insights to inform pers…
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, Vivien interviews Stephanie Strong, CEO and Founder of Boulder Care. We discuss Stephanie's amazing entrepreneurial journey, Boulder's evidence-based model of care, access deregulations during COVID, go to market and partnerships with your first pilot, and tactical advice for first time healthcare entrepreneurs…
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, we interview Paul Martino, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of VillageMD. Founded in 2013 with backers including Oak HC/FT and Kinnevik, VillageMD is a leading provider of healthcare for organizations moving toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model. VillageMD works with physician groups, independ…
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, Vivien interviews Julie Yoo, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. Julie Yoo leads investments in healthcare technology, with a focus on companies that are modernizing how we access, p…
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, we interview Kate Ryder, Founder & CEO at Maven Clinic, the largest telemedicine provider for family health and women, who control 80% of healthcare decisions in a $3.5 trillion healthcare industry. Besides the market dollar potential, Maven Clinic addresses critical gaps in maternity care. The U.S. maternal mo…
 
While they remain an incredibly stigmatized group of patients, those suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs) are finally finding a new breed of treatment centers focused on whole-person care. Eleanor Health is at the forefront of this movement, working to scale an innovative, tech-enabled, and peer-supported platform that supports patients th…
 
In this episode of the Pulse Podcast, we interview Nancy Brown, General Partner at Oak HC/FT, a growth venture capital firm where she focuses on growth equity and early-stage venture opportunities in Healthcare. Oak HC/FT's latest fund raised $800M in 2019, and currently has $1.9B under management.We cover Oak HC/FT's investment philosophy, how inv…
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, Lora interviews Anmol Madan, Chief Data Scientist of Livongo, where he is responsible for machine learning and data science across all of Livongo's products and services, to help people be the best versions of themselves. Livongo empowers people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, beginn…
 
In this episode, we interview Halle Tecco, Co-Founder and CEO of Natalist. Halle and Lora discuss Halle's career path, which includes founding Rock Health and teaching a digital health course at Columbia Business School. Halle also shares her insights on leading an organization during COVID-19, including her approach to celebrating important compan…
 
In this episode of the Pulse Podcast, Vivien interviews Dan Brillman and Taylor Justice, Co-Founders of Unite Us, an outcome-focused technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and social service providers. Based out of New York, Unite Us has raised a total of $45M after their latest Series B round in March 2019, led by promi…
 
In this episode of the Pulse Podcast, Vivien interviewsEric Kinariwala, Founder and CEO of Capsule, a technology company rebuilding the $425 billion pharmacy industry from the inside out with an emotionally resonant experience, and technology that enables customized outcomes for doctors, hospitals, insurers, and manufacturers. Based out of New York…
 
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast, Lora interviews Dr. Melynda Barnes, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Ro. Lora and Dr. Barnes discuss why Ro's mission and why the company views telemedicine as such a critical component of clinical care in the future (spoiler alert: Ro is not trying to replace in-person visits!). They also talk about…
 
In this episode of the Pulse Podcast we interview Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health, the technology giant Uber’s bid on the multi-billion dollar non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) market. Uber Health's goal is to increase access to transportation to reduce patient no-shows, recapturing lost revenue and helping underserved populations manage …
 
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