Here are 137 entrepreneurs in the healthcare space who are innovating in the medical, IT, consumer and medical professional fields.

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Sanjeev Agrawal is president of LeanTaaS, a lean and predictive analytics platform for hospital operations, and was Google’s first head of product marketing.

Kevin Appelbaum is co-founder, CEO and board director of FareWell, an online behavioral dietary intervention program designed to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight and reverse chronic weight-related diseases.

Ryan Ashton is president and CEO of Great Basin Scientific, a publicly held molecular diagnostics company that commercializes technologies to improve ease-of-use and deliver better cost per result for sample-to-result molecular diagnostic testing.

Gina Bartasi is the CEO of Progyny, a digital health company that’s combining data and science to provide the first end-to-end proactive fertility solution for both large and self-insured employers, as well as today’s informed consumer looking to increase their success rates and time to pregnancy, while reducing costs. She has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur.

Jeffrey Becker, MD, is the founder of BeckonCall, a secure on-call communications app he developed after becoming frustrated with the gap between cutting-edge patient care technology and back-office technology. Practices can build and manage on-call schedules directly with the app.

Fabien Beckers, PhD, is the CEO and co-founder, along with John Axerio-Cilies, PhD, the CTO, of Arterys, a 4-D flow medical imaging tech company building a precision medicine platform.

Paul Berggreen, MD, founded Smart Clinic, a mobile app that delivers physician-monitored procedure preparation, treatment instructions, appointment reminders and customizable health assessment surveys directly to patients’ smartphones and desktop computers.

Jill Bigelow is the founder of PELV-ICE, a medical company with products focused on childbirth, hip replacements and chronic pelvic conditions.

Travis Bond is the CEO and founder of CareSync, a leading provider of software and services for chronic disease management. He has more than 20 years of experience taking companies from idea concepts through product development and into lucrative exits.

Brad Bostic founded and now serves as its chairman and CEO. is a site committed to personalizing the healthcare experience for providers and patients. It includes the hc1 Healthcare Relationship Cloud, which is designed to enable healthcare organizations to deliver unified, personalized services.

Aaron Bright, MD, is the CEO and co-founder of Hippo Education, a medical education start-up working on solutions to MOC-based learning to improve physician education.

Brad Brooks is co-founder and CEO of TigerText, a tool healthcare providers can use to keep text messages secure, as well as co-founder of the secret-sharing app Whisper.

Andrew Brooks, MD, is the co-founder and CMO of Cardo Medical, which Arthrex acquired in 2011. He is also in private practice for orthopedic surgery and CMO of TigerText, a tool healthcare providers can use to keep text messages secure.

Michael Burcham is the founder and CEO of Narus Health, a healthcare organization supporting individuals facing serious and life-limiting medical conditions. He previously founded and was president of Theraphysics, a specialty care management firm focusing on orthopedics and rehabilitation.

Joe Caruncho was co-founder and CEO of Preferred Care Partners, a $750 million Medicare Advantage plan sold to United Healthcare in 2013. He has been involved in Genuine Health Group, a startup ACO launched in South Florida with 400 primary care physicians.

John Capobianco is president and chief marketing officer of HCIactive, a healthcare technology company providing advanced health planning solutions, including facilitating direct contracting opportunities between health systems and self-funded employers.  Other solutions include high-performance well-being programs featuring online enrolment, wellness services, and integrated incentive management.

Henry Cha is CEO of HCIactive, a healthcare technology company, and is also the architect of the company’s proprietary, integrated platform Healthspace™.

Prakash Chand, co-founder and CEO of Ask The Doctor, a global platform for patients to seek reassurance, advice and direction about their medical concerns with more than 5 million questions received from every country around the world except North Korea.

Terence Channon is managing director of SaltMines Group, which works with early stage start-ups in the healthcare technology space and delivers high-tech solutions to established healthcare facilities, leveraging mobile technology to improve patient experience and increase HCAHPS scores.

Gopal K. Chopra, MD, is co-founder president and CEO of pingmd, a digital healthcare solutions company using mobile-first technology to improve patient and care team communication.

Kelly Close is the president and founder of Close Concerns, a healthcare information company focused on diabetes and obesity. She is also founder and chair of the board of The diaTribe Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to improving the lives of people with diabetes, and is editor-in-chief of diaTribe, an educational newsletter for people with diabetes.

Mick Correll is CEO of Genospace, a platform helping research institutes, molecular diagnostic labs and pharmaceutical companies run precision medicine initiatives at scale. He was instrumental in launching the Center for Cancer Computational Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Nick Culbertson is a co-founder, president and COO of Protenus, a company focused on keeping patients’ medical data from falling into the wrong hands. The company detects, analyzes and reports suspicious access to EMR in real time without disturbing the clinical workflow.

Steve Curd is the CEO of Wanda, a company focused on helping healthcare providers improve outpatient care while reducing costs associated with managing chronic disease. The company provides a cloud-based patient management solution combining comprehensive data mining and advanced analytics for an overall view of the trends in healthcare.

Chris Cutter is co-founder and CEO of LifeDojo, a San Francisco-based startup offering comprehensive employee wellbeing platforms for large organizations with one-on-one health coaching plus interactive educational content to help employees discover personal motivations to improve physical and mental health.

James Dias is CEO and founder of Wellbe, a solution offering guided patient journeys for better patient engagement; coordinated care with connected teams; and real-time insights from patient-generated data with an eye toward improving episodes of care and value-driven service lines.

Gaspard De Dreuzy is co-founder and CEO of Pager, a mobile app and service providing high quality, on-demand healthcare through physician house calls. This is the fifth company he has co-founded.

Janet Dillione is the CEO of Bernoulli, a company focused on real-time connection in healthcare. The company has more than 1,200 systems installed. The flagship platform is Bernoulli One, a real-time, end-to-end connected healthcare platform combining comprehensive and vendor-agnostic medical device integration with powerful middleware, clinical surveillance and telemedicine, among other applications.

Rick Donlon, MD, is co-founder and CEO of Resurrection Health, the only faith-based, evangelical healthcare provider in Memphis offering both adult and pediatric primary and inpatient care.

Tom Dorsett is president and CEO of ePatientFinder, a solution that connects pharma, medical device and contract research organizations clients with a network of physicians to identify and refer patients for clinical trial enrollment. ePatientFinder can also connect patients with physicians for clinical trials.

Sean Duffy is co-founder and CEO of Omada Health, a digital behavioral medicine company dedicated to empowering people with chronic conditions.

Chuck Dunn is president and CEO of Tru-D SmartUVC, an ultraviolet disinfection system. It was brought to market by Lumalier.

Jon Elwell is CEO for Kno2, a company that optimizes patient document exchange for everyone in healthcare. The company has a cloud-based platform designed to make sharing documents easy, affordable and secure.

Ali Esmail is the founder and CEO of PopRX, an app for delivering medication to people.

James Bradley Edwards is CEO of Language Access Network, providing video medical interpreting and language service for healthcare facilities. He is also founder of Carenection, a telehealth market place and unified telehealth platform, and past CEO of Emergent Medical Associates.

Terry Edwards is the president and CEO of PerfectServe, offering PerfectServe Synchrony™ – a comprehensive, secure clinical communications and care team collaboration platform which automatically identifies and provides immediate connection to the right care team member for any given clinical situation at every moment in time.

Philip Eytan is co-founder and president of Pager, a mobile app and service providing high quality, on-demand healthcare through physician house calls. He was the founding investor in

Julia Finkel, MD, is an anesthesiologist, division chief of pain medicine and director of research and development for pain medicine at Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Innovation at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., and founder of AlgometRX, a healthcare startup to commercialize technology that can objectively measure pain.

Michael Fratkin, MD, is the founder and president of ResolutionCare, the first crowdfunded healthcare start-up B-corporation delivering hands-on and telemedicine palliative care in rural North California.

Scott Friesen is the CEO of Newport Credentialing Solutions which provides cloud-based software and IT-enabled services dedicated to credentialing.

Justin Gaines is the CEO of GreepointMed Healthcare Solutions is a suite of revenue cycle management services offering billing, electronic claims submissions, secondary claim submissions, appeals and more. The services also include HIPAA compliance consulting and weekly and monthly reports.

Michael Gallup is the president of Teletracking, a privately held company which aims to help hospitals with patient flow. As president, Mr. Gallup is heading the company’s shift from a patient flow automation company to a real-time, automated operations management provider for various healthcare organizations.

Mudit Garg is the co-founder and CEO of analyticsMD, a solution to help hospitals extract actionable insights from the massive amount of data hospitals generate every day. The solution uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to offer real-time prescriptive solutions to advance operational efficiency throughout the hospital system.

Jacqueline A. Gaulin is the former director of communications for the American College of Gastroenterology and founder and CEO of Gastro Girl, a virtual care and coaching platform that brings key support elements together for individuals living with GI conditions. The elements include telehealth coaching, online support community and a digital health journal to track symptoms, health status and more.

Kunal Ghosh is the founder and CEO of Inscopix, a universal platform for real-time brain mapping that was born out of a research project at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

Mohan Giridharadas is the founder and CEO of LeanTaaS, a lean and predictive analytics platform for hospital operations, and has experience transforming healthcare operations at organizations including Stanford (Calif.) Health Care.

Nate Gross, MD, is co-founder of Doximity, a professional medical network that includes more than 60 percent of physicians in the United States as members. He also founded Rock Health, the first accelerator and full service seed fund for digital health startups.

Ranya Habash, MD, is CMO of Everbridge, a telehealth service that works with 2,700 corporations and communities to assure and simplify the exchange of critical information with an SaaS-based unified critical communication platform.

Shakil Haroon is the founder and CEO of MPIRICA Health, which aims to provide healthcare consumers with simple and transparent insight into surgery outcomes from physician and hospitals with the MPIRICA Quality Score.

Matthew Hawkins is the president for Sunquest Information Systems, a company that provides laboratory information systems to more than 1,700 laboratories. The company is focused on diagnostic innovation.

Sean Hensler is CEO of Hensler Surgical Products, which globally distributes the HENSLER Bone Press and bipolar products. He is launching his new device, the HENSLER bone collector in the fourth quarter of 2016. He is practicing in neurosurgery in Wilmington, N.C.  This is one company to watch.

Doug Hirsch is co-founder and co-CEO of GoodRx, which compiles prescription prices at nearby pharmacies for consumers to make more informed healthcare decisions.

Thomas Hitchcock, PhD, is a molecular geneticist who has been involved in several start-up companies in the medical technology space, including Xycrobe Therapeutics, a privately held, early-stage biotechnology company focused on leveraging data generated from the human microbiome research to develop novel therapies. He is founder and CEO of the company.

Harry Nelson is an attorney and has led the development of healthcare companies including Compliagent, an independent firm that designs and implements healthy regulatory compliance infrastructure, and RX4 Group, a healthcare innovation consulting group. He is also founder and managing partner at the law firm Nelson Hardiman.

Diane Hayes, PhD, is co-founder and president of InCrowd, which provides real-time intelligence to healthcare firms and others in the life sciences through microsurveys on public health topics including vaccination rates and parent concerns about vaccinations, physician burnout and perceptions on Zika virus.

David Higginson is senior vice president and CIO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital where he manages and directs a staff of more than 130 people and develops the hospital IT department’s strategic vision.

Heidi Jannenga is co-founder and president of WebPT, an EMR solution for physical, occupational and speech therapists. WebPT employs 300 people and serves more than 55,000 therapy professionals at 8,500-plus clinics.

Paul Johnson is CEO of Redirect Health, which uses a process that quickly identifies the most cost-effective route to address common healthcare needs for healthcare organizations.

Scott Jordan is a co-founder and chief innovation officer of Central Logic, a company that provides health IT solutions that collect all the data in a patient’s record for total care coordination, easy follow-up and to reduce errors.

Harold Jonas, PhD, is the founder of FlexDek, an app to help people recovering from opioid addiction by increasing compliance with regulatory measures and reducing relapse and re-hospitalization. He is the president of Client Care Solutions and Sober Network.

George Kalogeropoulos is co-founder and CEO of HealthSherpa, a free tool to make it easy for federal marketplace consumers to identify and compare health plans. Users can purchase federal marketplace plans on the site at the same cost as they would pay on

Jonathan Kaplan, MD, is the founder and CEO of BuildMyBod Health, a price transparency/lead generation platform for consumers and healthcare providers. Through an app, website and embeddable widget on healthcare provider websites, patients and consumers can check the out-of-pocket costs of medically necessary services.

Paul Ketchel is the founder and CEO of MDsave, the first transactional healthcare marketplace that allows consumers to search hospitals and providers with transparent pricing and then pay online before the service is rendered.

Ira Kirschenbaum, MD, is the CMIO of the SwiftPath Program, which helps physicians safely, effectively and profitably execute outpatient or enhanced recovery joint replacement into their practices or ASCs. He is also CMO at DTC healthcom, a medical IT innovation company.

Daniel Kivatinos is COO and co-founder of drchrono where he drives the direction, brand vision and strategy of the company. His goal is to make healthcare simple and bring innovation in healthcare through drchrono’s EHR platform for physicians and patients.

Rizwan Koita is CEO of CitrusTech, an international healthcare technology solutions and services provider with more than 2,500 technology professionals worldwide. The company serves 75 healthcare organizations around the world.

Rich Krueger is the president and CEO of Hospital IQ, a platform that allows users to solve the most pressing operational challenges to optimize solutions on a networkwide, hospitalwide and individual clinical service-level basis.

Amit Kulkarni is co-founder and CEO of Cognetyx, a startup focused on providing healthcare organizations with a high-performance solution to safeguard patient health records by leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence.

G. T. LaBorde is the co-founder of MedMined, a solution which provided data-mining capabilities, which sold to Cardinal Health in 2006. He is the current CEO of IllumiCare, a patent-pending method to present real-time analytics at the point of care without EMR integration.

Brent D. Lang is president and CEO for Vocera, which is installed in more than1,300 organizations worldwide. Vocera delivers secure, integrated and intelligent communication solutions that enable care teams to collaborate more efficiently by delivering the right information, to the right person, on the right device, in the right location, at the right time.

Eric Langshur is co-founder of Abundant Venture Partners and a private equity investor. He is also co-founder and CEO of AVIA, a provider-formed innovation accelerator focused on helping members identify, select and deploy emerging IT-enabled solutions.

Ryan Larsen is a founder of Central Logic, a company with transfer center and bed management software that has expanded to provide health IT solutions, collecting all the data in a patient’s record for total care coordination, easy follow-up and reduced errors.

Clarence Lee, MD, medical director for U.S. HealthWorks and persistence coach in Sacramento, is a former U-2 flight doctor in the U.S. Air Force. He now works with first-generation college students at Sacramento State University as well as treats his patients from the inside out.

Jacob Levenson is the founder and CEO of MAP Health Management. He designed the program’s algorithmic predictive model to develop a consolidated population health management solution accessible to all healthcare segments.

Stu Libby is CEO of Zipdrug, an on-demand prescription delivery service to help decrease medication non-adherence and provide consumers with convenience when taking prescriptions.

Anne Lodge is the founder of Astarte Biologics, a company that began in 2004 and focuses on providing human immune cells for research.

Kurt J. Long is founder and CEO of FairWarning, the market leader in patient privacy intelligence with more than 300 enterprise customers and 7,500 healthcare facilities around the world. FairWarning’s solution is designed to safeguard and govern financial, medical and personal information held on the cloud.

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