Zak Holdsworth came all the way from a New Zealand farm to help reform the US healthcare system. At Hint Health he’s enabling a direct care model that frees (mostly) primary care practices from the overheads, hassles and misaligned incentives of third-party reimbursement. In his view, health insurance should pay for the occasional, unpredictable and expensive occurrences, not be the default payment method for predictable care.
Hint handles about a half billion dollars of payments now and is developing new tools to enable innovative approaches by health plans and employers.
Dr. Hong Tang grew up in rural China, and was encouraged by her pharmacist sister to become a physician. Both of her parents died from cancer, and had avoided chemotherapy because they feared the side effects.
As co-founder of OnQuality she is developing targeted cancer supportive therapy to address the root causes of oncology treatment side effects rather than just treating the symptoms. Oncologists are supportive and the more enlightened pharma companies understand the potential to improve adherence and outcomes.
Vlado Bosanac had a rough upbringing and left school early for the working world. From stationery salesman to lawn mower to property developer, to body builder, he’s taken an unusual and inspiring route.
As CEO and Chairman of Advanced Human Imaging, Vlado oversees an impressive array of smartphone-based human scanning technologies, with applications in fitness, mHealth, life and health insurance, and apparel. You’ll find the technology embedded across many partner apps.
Congruity Health CEO Justin Davis started his career as a math teacher and football coach before moving into healthcare –where he still uses math and football strategy!
In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Justin shares how Congruity leverages technology to help telemedicine companies identify the right interventions at the right time for the right patients with cardiometabolic conditions. With backing from its lead investor and strategic partner, Aviv Growth, Congruity is now moving into the realm of musculoskeletal disorders as well.
Naama Stauber Breckler grew up on a moshav, an environment that encouraged a lot of exploration. She was an officer and software engineer in the Israel Defense Forces, then worked for defense and security companies before moving to the US a decade ago.
At Stanford Business School, she found her calling in healthcare through cross-functional collaboration on unsolved problems, starting with catheters. She learned through her startup experience about deficiencies in distribution and patient support and decided there had to be a better way.
And now, she’s created Better Health, a startup that takes urology and ostomy supply to the next level with simple processes, personal consultations with experts, peer coaching and education. It’s the kind of experience I would want for myself and loved ones.
In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Naama explains what’s better about Better Health, and how the company is striving to bring value based care to a corner of the market where it hasn’t really been seen. Better Health is ramping up, having just announced a Series A financing led by Caffeinated Capital and General Catalyst.