NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2015) - Psilos Group, a digital healthcare venture capital firm, and Healthegy, a healthcare media group, announced the debut today of a new weekly podcast series entitled "Breaking Health."
The Breaking Health Podcast will feature the innovators, investors and entrepreneurs who are building the technology and tools to break down and build up the country's ailing health care system. With successful health care investor Steve Krupa, CEO of the Psilos Group, as host, Breaking Health will deliver the earliest insights on the ongoing Digital Health Revolution.
"Psilos and Healthegy have teamed up to showcase the steps a new generation of disruptors are taking to break the mold and transform the healthcare industry. We wanted to profile them," said Psilos CEO, Krupa.
"Scary headlines about rising healthcare spending and inflation, affordability issues, inefficiencies and shaky Medicare finances pop up all the time, amplifying the sense that little is being done to fix these problems," Krupa said. "But innovation is happening. Venture capitalists have invested an enormous amount of capital to lower cost and improve the quality of healthcare."
Craig Simak, the founder and managing director of Healthegy, added that healthcare is a sluggish, change-resistant industry being slammed in all directions by the biggest spate of change in decades.
"Healthcare continues to be an area with enormous unmet needs and there are leaders in this industry who are changing the world. We believe people want to hear about these innovations and from the leaders in their own voices," Simak said.
The inaugural "Breaking Health" guest will be Robert Mittendorff, MD, and a principal at Norwest Venture Partners. He has more than a decade of operational and medical experience and is a board-certified emergency physician. He focuses on investing in young companies involved in digital health and healthcare IT, technology-enabled healthcare services, medical devices, diagnostics and specialty pharmaceuticals.
Mittendorf chairs Healthegy's Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit being held Nov. 3 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston. Modeled after successful podcasts in Healthegy's other verticals, Breaking Health will allow attendees and the broader Digital Healthcare community to hear from the leading CEOs and innovators in Digital Health all year-long.
Additional guests scheduled to date include Dan Burton, CEO, Health Catalyst, a healthcare data warehousing and analytics company.
Burton's firm has developed a three-pronged approach embracing analytics, best practices and a set of adoption processes to improve healthcare outcomes. In the past, Burton was a consultant with Boston Consulting Group, where he advised healthcare systems and technology companies.
About Krupa and Simak
Krupa is one of the original partners at Psilos, a New York-based venture capital firm that has been disrupting the status quo in healthcare since 1998 by investing in innovative companies that leverage digital infrastructure to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes. He serves or has served on several Psilos portfolio company boards, including Active Health Management, Extend Health, HealthEdge Software, Patient Safe Solutions and Caregiver Services. He is the Chairman of the Board of Care Management Technologies and HealthMine.
Following a brief stint in finance Simak spent most of his 20 year career producing high caliber business conferences before founding Healthegy in January 2015. The goal with Healthegy is to drive focused content and conferences that will address the most compelling issues and opportunities in healthcare.
About Psilos Group
Psilos Group Managers, LLC ("Psilos") is a New York-City‐based digital healthcare venture capital investor that has been disrupting the status quo since 1998 by investing in innovative companies that leverage digital infrastructure to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes. Founded in 1998, Psilos has invested in companies such as ActiveHealth, Definity Health, Extend Health, HealthEdge, PatientSafe Solutions, and Healthmine, which have played, and continue to play, key roles in the transformation of the U.S. healthcare economy. For more information, please visit www.psilos.com.
New York-based Healthegy is a spin-out from International Business Forum. It is leveraging more than two decades of conference experience across multiple vertical markets to build a powerful channel for health care entrepreneurs, investors, executives and physicians. By partnering with successful venture capitalists, forward-thinking executives and unstoppable entrepreneurs, Healthegy is creating conferences; podcasts and written and video reports that will empower healthcare leaders to conceive connect and commercialize technologies that improve healthcare delivery. For more information, please visit http://healthegy.com.