Health IT up and comers under 30

Healthcare IT News has selected six up-and-coming health IT gurus who have made a name for themselves in the industry  -  all before their 30th birthday. These six best and brightest show that in health IT, wisdom has little to do with age.

tecco Halle Tecco, 29, is the co-founder and CEO of Rock Health, a San Francisco-based seed accelerator for digital health startups. Tecco, a recent Harvard Business School graduate, helped launch Rock Health back in 2011 and has already drawn in corporate funding from giants like Microsoft, Qualcomm and Genentech. Since its inception, the company has received hundreds of applications from startups looking for industry guidance, seed capital and legal counsel. Tecco has previously worked for Intel and Apple was named one of CNN's 12 entrepreneurs reinventing healthcare and one of Inc.'s 15 Women to Watch in Tech.

 

silverberg Mark Silverberg, 21, co-creator of the new disease-tracking Twitter application MappyHealth is this year's youngest health tech star to watch. Currently an information systems technology graduate student at the George Washington University, Silverberg and two fellow colleagues developed MappyHealth which allows consumers and public health officials to track disease outbreaks worldwide in real-time. In addition to the triumvirate's winning $21,000 in a governmental contest, the Department of Health and Human Services is now hoping to implement the technology into their own systems. Silverberg currently divides his time between tech and analytics at consumer health information company Remedy Health Media.

 

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