Purpose-Driven Healthcare Innovation
In this Interview
Brenda Schmidt is the Founder/CEO of Solera Health and a healthcare entrepreneur focused on improving quality and lowering costs through community-integrated healthcare. Solera contracts with health plans and employers to match patients to evidence-based programs and services delivered through an integrated network of community organizations, national partners and digital solutions as covered medical benefits. Solera’s model solves for scale and personalization and supports consumer choice, leading to increased patient satisfaction, sustained engagement, outcomes and cost savings. Brenda serves as the President of the Council for Diabetes Prevention and is the Chair-elect of the Population Health Alliance.
Blake Marggraff co-founded Epharmix, the leader in evidence-based remote patient monitoring. Epharmix helps risk-bearing healthcare organizations succeed in value-based care by enabling care managers to communicate with their high and rising-risk patients more efficiently. Epharmix sends automated, proactive SMS texts and calls with disease-specific messages to the patient's own phone to gather key patient biometrics and self-reported symptoms. This information is run through Epharmix algorithms providing relevant actionable alerts and trending so that clinical teams deliver timely outreach and prevent an unnecessary ED visit or exacerbation. In addition to his passion for transforming healthcare through Epharmix, Blake is a Board Member of the Institute for Family Medicine.