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Listen: A conversation with co-founder of Devoted Health and former CTO of the United States Todd Park

March 16, 2021

Todd Park is the co-founder and executive chairman of Devoted Health, a leader in the Medicare Advantage space that serves seniors by providing them with a next generation health plan. Todd has launched several healthcare startups and also served as the tech advisor to President Barack Obama and the CTO of the United States.

In a conversation moderated by VillageMD Co-founder and Chief Growth …

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How Welldoc’s Dr. Anand Iyer brought wireless technology to healthcare

December 3, 2020

20 years into a career in wireless telecommunications, Dr. Anand Iyer was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and asked himself a question: We’ve done wireless in every other industry, so can we not do it in healthcare?

Anand joined Welldoc in 2008 when the health tech startup was in its infancy. Over the past 12 years, he’s helped transform the company into a global leader in digital health and ch…

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Insights from Corvidia Therapeutics' Michael Davidson at Tales from the Trenches

October 27, 2020

Physician and serial entrepreneur Michael Davidson, MD, joined us for our September Tales from the Trenches™ to discuss his more than 35 years in healthcare, takeaways from leading two major pharmaceutical companies to market and acquisition, advice to young entrepreneurs and his latest endeavor as the founder and CEO of New Amsterdam Pharma.

Michael’s key piece of advice for entrepreneurs? Le…

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Bringing video games to healthcare: How Akili Interactive’s Matt Omernick fused passions to improve lives

September 18, 2020

If there is an archetype of a typical healthcare entrepreneur, Matt Omernick is not it.

An artist and computer animator by trade, Matt spent 15 years in the games and entertainment industry before a chance social encounter would inspire the founding of Akili Interactive, a prescription digital medicine company that builds clinically-validated cognitive therapeutics that look and feel like vide…

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Serial entrepreneur and radiologist Khan Siddiqui shares his journey and keys to innovative thinking at Tales from the Trenches

July 16, 2020

Once a curious kid in a small town in Pakistan, now a leader at the forefront of healthcare innovation, Khan Siddiqui lives by the notion that if you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.

Having spent his career solving some of healthcare’s biggest challenges, Khan always starts with the problem, not the solution. With this mindset, he went on to create several successful health tech …

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