This week’s bonus interview welcomes Lee Shapiro of 7Wire Ventures to the podcast. Lee is Managing Partner at 7wire Ventures, an investment firm he co-founded over a decade ago. The fund’s focus is on building companies that empower connected informed health consumers to improved outcomes, facilitating the change from sick-care to wellcare. He is active with the 7wire portfolio and the boards of Livongo Health, Ayogo Health, Carebox, Zest Health, ConsejoSano, Modern Teacher and Education Funding Partners.
Part of Orlando Health Strategic Innovations and in partnership with Healthbox, the Orlando Health Foundry is a program that helps team members and physicians explore the commercial potential of their healthcare innovation ideas. By harnessing internal creativity, the Foundry strives to help team members and physicians advance ideas that demonstrate potential to meaningfully impact how healthcare is delivered across Orlando Health.
This week’s episode welcomes Erik Pupo, managing director in the Accenture Health Client Service Group, for the final part in our series around Blockchain Innovation in Healthcare. Erik is Accenture’s Healthcare Blockchain lead for North America, where he leads sales and implementation efforts with Accenture’s payer, provider, and life science customers on how to use blockchain technology to improve efficiencies within their businesses.
Our guest today, John Bass, joins the podcast to talk about the use of the blockchain in healthcare and how it will drive innovation, now, and in the future. John is Founder and CEO of Hashed Health, a healthcare blockchain innovation firm focused on building the new digital infrastructure for healthcare. John has over 20 years of experience in healthcare technology with expertise in shared operating systems that build trust, transparency, and incentives across health networks.
Healthbox Forum events bring together healthcare leaders and innovators in a small group setting to explore important industry topics and to think creatively about how to implement actionable change. This May, we invited a group of stakeholders from across the industry to examine the influence of social determinants on individual and community health and the opportunity for healthcare organizations to improve health outcomes and reduce the costs of care. We are excited to share insights from the Healthbox Social Determinants Forum to spur more discussion across the innovation community.
On May 24, Healthbox hosted Startup Day Chicago featuring the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with support from MATTER, 7wire Ventures, Pritzker Group, and Sandbox Industries. The event featured representatives from HHS with the goal of bridging the gap between federal health agencies and startups across the country.