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 exemplify that in health IT, wisdom has little to do with age.
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.
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 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.
Tyler Kiley, 27, is co-founder and chief technology of InQuicker, a Web-based service that allows consumers to book emergency care appointments ahead of time – effectively eliminating ER wait times. Kiley helped launched InQuicker in 2006 and has already seen 194 facilities across 22 states sign on. Each month, these healthcare facilities pay a member fee to InQuicker, and in turn, patients in the area can essentially make an online reservation for emergency care. Kiley has previously worked as a developer at Viviti Technologies, recently acquired by Western Digital.
Ryan Panchadsaram, 27, is a presidential innovation fellow working with the White House, Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT, and the Department of Veterans Affairs on Blue Button for America, which has seen more than one million patients access their personal health record. Previously, Panchadsaram worked at Ginger.io, a spin-off from MIT Media Lab that uses big data to transform health. He has also been a fellow at Rock Health. Panchadsaram graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with a degree in industrial engineering and operations research.
Mike Dozier, 29, is the regional information officer at the Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based SoutheastHEALTH system. Dozier joined the healthcare system in 2011 and has been responsible for spearheading SoutheastHEALTH’s electronic medical records system, in addition to developing the central data center. After coordinating a partnership with Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., the hospitals have reduced overall costs and providers can now access medical records form virtually any location. Prior to his position at SoutheastHEALTH, Dozier has had other senior management IT roles at healthcare organizations across the U.S.
Eugene Medynskiy, 29, is the co-founder and former chief technology officer at Usable Health, a Web-based health start-up that allows consumers to view restaurant menus online, order, view nutritional information of menu items, and receive exercise advise based on one’s ordering history. Prior to his position at Usable Health, Medynskiy also created Salud!, an online health application that provides consumers with self-monitoring health tools. Medynskiy recently accepted a management position at Snapfinger.