par8o CEO Daniel Palestrant on matching healthcare supply and demand

par8o CEO Daniel Palestrant
par8o CEO Daniel Palestrant

While running Sermo, an online physician community he cofounded, Dr. Daniel Palestrant came up with the idea for a healthcare operating system, using the Pareto principle to match supply and demand. After selling Sermo, he turned his attention to applying these concepts in a new company, par8o.

par8o has recently raised a Series A financing round and is beginning to publicize its work. In this podcast interview, Palestrant answers my questions about the company’s origins, progress to date, and future plans:

  • What is the meaning of the company’s name? (0:11)
  • Why is Pareto optimization an issue for healthcare? (1:00)
  • What do you mean by the term, “healthcare operating system?” (2:20)
  • Which customer segments are you addressing? (6:33)
  • You started a few years ago. Why are you just raising funding now? (8:46)
  • How has the concept evolved since you came up with it at Sermo? (10:58)
  • What can we expect next? (13:02)
  • How does par8o enable better benefit designs for health plans? (14:54)

By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.


February 13, 2015

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