I’m thrilled to join Healthy.io as its new CEO, stepping into the helm of a company poised to revolutionize healthcare access and empower millions through their own smartphones. Over my 20-year career at GE and Olive, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative potential of technology and learned that you need to seize opportunities when you find a true tech innovation that addresses a big problem. Rarely have I encountered an innovation as impactful and far-reaching as Healthy.io.
The team at Healthy.io has achieved something truly remarkable: 1 million patient assessments using groundbreaking AI and computer vision, all on the ubiquitous platform of the smartphone. This isn’t just a statistic; it’s a testament to the power of remaining committed to democratizing healthcare – making critical diagnostics accessible to anyone, anywhere.
My mission at Healthy.io is clear: to scale this incredible vision from 1 million to 10 million patient assessments and beyond. It’s about commercializing a technology that can fundamentally change the landscape of chronic disease management, particularly for at-risk populations struggling with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and for those receiving care for chronic wounds.
But how do we achieve this ambitious goal? Here’s what sets Healthy.io apart:
Building Trust, Together: This journey wouldn’t be possible without the incredible trust we’ve built with our community – payors, providers, and patients alike. We believe in the power of collaboration and look forward to continuing to innovate responsibly, hand-in-hand with our partners. Our team will continue to meet all our community members where they are with an intense focus on tailoring our solutions and providing access to all patients in need.
Unmatched Innovation: We’re not just another home testing solution. We’re the only company in the world to receive a landmark FDA clearance for turning the smartphone camera into a clinical-grade scanner. This wasn’t easy; it took years of persistence as a company and unwavering belief in our technology, but the result is a game-changer and like nothing else in the industry.
Gen 2.0 Home Testing: Forget sending biological samples to a third party and anxiously waiting for results. Healthy.io offers instant results through our Minuteful Kidney app, eliminating the barriers that often deter people from crucial testing. Our AI-powered platform and dedicated engagement team builds relationships that reach even the most disengaged patients, making it easier than ever to prioritize their health.
Lower costs by Design: Gone are the days of expensive return shipments and limited testing accessibility. Our smartphone-based approach dramatically lowers costs for everyone involved, making it a win for healthcare providers, patients, and payers.
As I step into this leadership role, I’m filled with immense excitement and responsibility. We have a unique opportunity to change the healthcare paradigm, empowering individuals to take control of their health and making vital diagnostics accessible to all. This is more than just a business; it’s a mission to improve lives, one smartphone scan at a time.
Join us on this transformative journey. Let’s harness the power of technology to create a healthier future, together. We have big things in store for 2024 and I’ll be sharing regular updates through our website and social media channels, but if you want to connect with me directly, please don’t hesitate to do so.