Matthew Holt

Matthew Holt
Matthew Holt is the founder and publisher of The Health Care Blog and still writes regularly for the site. He is also the co-founder of the Health 2.0 Conference, as well as a Founding Principal of the associated consulting firm Health 2.0 Advisors.

Matthew Holt Interviews Health Catalyst CEO, Dan Burton

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One in a series of interviews that should have been posted months ago, but Matthew Holt is just getting to now.

Health Catalyst has emerged to be a dominant player in data warehousing and analytics to support quality (and business) enhancement for huge providers like Kaiser, Partners and Allina, and many more. They’ve also raised over $220m from a stack of noted VCs. Back in February Matthew Holt caught up with CEO, Dan Burton at HIMSS to see what the latest plans for the company were.

Priya Kumar is an Intern at Health 2.0, and a student at George Washington University

Matthew Holt Interviews Noah Lang at Health 2.0

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One in a series of interviews that should have been posted months ago, but Matthew Holt is just getting to now.

Following time on the founding team at Reputation.com (where Grand Rounds’ founder Owen Tripp was CEO), Noah Lang started Stride Health. His passion to help freelancers understand and incorporate the right health insurance and dental plan led him to start Stride Health, where he is CEO.

Stride Health’s goal is to offer guidance for the independent working American (think Uber drivers in the gig economy) to help individuals understand the benefits of health care plans. They have raised $15.4M and are currently backed by companies such as Venrock, NEA, and F-Prime Capital. Back in March, Noah visited the Health 2.0 office where he talked with Matthew Holt about Stride Health and where they are headed. Check out the interview:

Priya Kumar is an Intern at Health 2.0, and a student at George Washington University

Matthew Holt Interviews Avizia CMO, Alan Pitt

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One in a series of interviews that should have been posted months ago, but Matthew Holt is just getting to now.

Alan Pitt is an old friend of the family at Health 2.0. He’s a Professor of Neuroradiology at Barrow Neurological Institute, and now the Chief Medical Officer of Avizia. He has been working with patient-provider collaboration tools for several years now, and previously co-founded Excelsius Robotics (now acquired by Globus Medical).

Avizia spun off from Cisco in 2013. Now it provides a collaboration technology services to hospitals. Recently, Avizia secured $11m in Series A funding to expand their telehealth platform. Back in February at HIMSS, Matthew Holt interviewed Alan to see what the patient-provider platform looks like.

Priya Kumar is an Intern at Health 2.0, and a student at George Washington University

Eric Dishman, Intel & Randy Swanson, Care Innovations

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Eric Dishman has been at Intel forever, and has been a cancer survivor for even longer. At HIMSS16 I met with him and Randy Swanson, another Intel veteran who is now CEO of their subsidiary Care Innovations. Yesterday Eric left Intel to become Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. You’ll figure out why he’s so perfect for the job listening to this interview. You’ll also figure out why Intel cares about health care overall, and where Care Innovations is heading in the remote monitoring world. —Matthew Holt

Video recording provided by Greg Masters at Health Innovation Media
(FD–I am on the advisory board for the Validation Institute which is funded by Care Innovations.)

Matthew talks, Fred listens

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After years interviewing people at HIMSS, I got interviewed by a patient (as in putting up with me, not sick!) Fred Goldstein. My pearls of wisdom include the history of EMRs, eHealth, and how much money HIMSS makes by not buying food! Thanks to Greg Masters of Health Innovation Media for this and all he does!–Matthew Holt

LIVE from @HiMSS 2016 | Meet Matt Holt @boltyboy Co-chair @Health2con from Health Innovation Media on Vimeo.

Interview: Steve Curd, CEO Wanda

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Another interview from the HIMSS conference earlier this month. The idea behind these interviews is that they give you a quick overview of the companies, and a sense of where the system as a whole is going.

As opposed to interviews with Philips & Xerox, this is one with a real start up called Wanda. CEO Steve Curd was early on at Healtheon (later WebMD) and then CEO of a startup called CareinSync which sold to Hearst. Now Wanda is a brand new well-funded startup (from a UK based-fund called Net Scientific) focused on patient engagement and behavior change using an interesting mix of psychology and analytics (unlike Monty Python’s suggested technique of sarcasm and extreme violence!).

Xerox–Tamara StClaire interview

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Another interview from the HIMSS conference earlier this month. The idea behind these interviews is that they give you a quick overview of the companies, and a sense of where the system as a whole is going.

Today is an interview with Tamara StClaire, chief innovation officer of Xerox Healthcare. She not only has some information on what Xerox is up to (including a hint about its new population health management platform) called Health Outcomes Solutions. But also some data from a study Xerox did on the readiness of providers to move to value based care (Hint: not very!) I also want to know what inspired the eyeroll in the video still below? Not me, surely!

Philips — Interview with Carla Kriwet

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Now I’ve got them uploaded and semi edited I’ll be running the interviews I did at the HIMSS conference earlier this month. They will hopefully give you a quick overview of the companies, and give you a sense of where the system is going.

Today is an interview with Carla Kriwet, CEO of Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions at Philips. The Dutch electronics giant has a huge footprint in the hospital and big ambitions outside it.

Omar Hussein, CEO Imprivata

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This is the first of a series of interviews I’m doing at the behemoth HIMSS conference. They will hopefully give you a quick overview of the companies, and give you a sense of where the system is going.

First up, grabbed in the corridor is a quick interview with Omar Hussain, CEO of widely used data security company Imprivata. (They incidentally had a rocking party last night, and in case you were wondering this interview was filmed before not at the party!)

Accolade flying flag as patient advocates

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I have spent years whining that no one is doing a good job helping people navigate through the maze of health care. And a survey out last week from my old firm Harris paid for by Accolade confirms that people need help. Doctors don’t and can’t do this. 71% of people said they trusted their doctors, but only 16% said their doctors had time to understand their life circumstances. Yet last summer a touted Silicon Valley startup called Better failed to make a go of a service doing just that.

Somehow Accolade seems to be threading this needle. They’ve raised more than $125m (including another $30m late last year beyond what I discuss in this interview). While they’re helping patients they’re charging their employers and insurers for the service. Late last summer I met Accolade’s EVP Amy Loftus. In this interview she explains what they do, and how it works.