Mission & Margin is the Business of Healthcare

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Chairman, SSM Health's Clinically Integrated Network
SSM Health Care

David Theodoro is a graduate of Washington University-St Louis (BS -Chemical Engineering, 1984; MD, 1988). He trained in General Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mayo Clinic. He is currently completing is Masters of Business Administration at the Jack Welch Management Institute. Dr. Theodoro is a practicing Cardiothoracic surgery and is chair of SSM Health Care's St. Louis Vascular Institute. He also chairs the Gateway Physician Quality Alliance, a clinically-integrated network serving patients in the St. Louis area. Theodoro also helped found several innovation companies including PotentiaMetrics, Minimally Invasive Solutions, and NanoWear. He resides in St. Louis.

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