Spotlight Interview: RD Whitney, CEO, Validation Institute

About RD Whitney With 29 years in leadership at 15 companies building professional communities in 23 industries, I am putting my skills, passions and networking connections to work in a venture that can truly make a difference in the nation’s competitiveness and in people’s lives. Warren Buffett called heath care the “tapeworm” of the US economy.

Spotlight Interview: Lawrence Thompson & Stephen Manzelli, co-founders, Inventavis

About Lawrence Thompson With 40 years of success in the benefit industry, Mr. Thompson provides guidance and expertise for every engagement. His knowledge of administration, technology, compliance, plan design, reinsurance and the market make him a critical resource for our clients. Mr. Thompson has worked for major insurance carriers, the Blues, TPA’s and technology companies.

Spotlight Interview: Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, Founder & CEO, Doctours

About Katelyn O’Shaughnessy Katelyn O’Shaughnessy is an award-winning travel agent and entrepreneur who created travel companies, TripScope and Doctours. Featured on Forbes’ 2016 30 Under 30 list, Katelyn O’Shaughnessy is the CEO & Founder of the medical tourism company, Doctours. Driven by the current climate of the U.S. healthcare system, Katelyn has utilized her expertise in

SPOTLIGHT Follow-up Interview: Jonathan Slotkin, MD, FAANS, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Geisinger-Walmart COE Program (Part 2 of 2)

About Jonathan Slotkin, MD, FAANS Jonathan R. Slotkin, MD, FAANS is Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Geisinger. He is also the Director of Spinal Surgery for Geisinger Health's Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Slotkin has developed key strategies and solutions to drive digital provider and patient engagement, including the use of mobile device and bring your

SPOTLIGHT: Rick Louie, Principle, Hospital Pricing Specialists, LLC

About Rick Louie Over 25 years of experience with hospital benchmarking and operations improvement, with emphasis on hospital pricing. Co-founded Market Insights -- a healthcare informatics firm, including software development and database management. SVP of Business Intelligence at Health Data Insights, a Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) contractor for Region D (17 States & 3 Territories). Management

SPOTLIGHT: Reid Rasmussen, Co-founder and CEO, freshbenies

About Reid Rasmussen  Passionate speaker. Strategist. Innovator. Writer. 28-year healthcare veteran. Free-market health reform advocate. Co-Founder & CEO of freshbenies – a 3-timer on Inc5000’s fast growing company list. Coffee addict. Born a Canadian – and now a proud American! About freshbenies freshbenies gives you practical tools to control your healthcare (and more)

SPOTLIGHT: Ryan Coplon, Co-founder and President, HealthWallet

About Ryan Coplon Ryan Coplon is a Partner in a boutique insurance consultancy that focuses in the captive, self-funded and alternative risk financing insurance environments. He is also a Co-Founder and current President of HealthWallet, a digital health mobile application that helps to increase healthcare access for employees and cut plan

SPOTLIGHT: Cathy Nenninger, CEO, New World Medical Network

About Cathy Nenninger Cathy M. Nenninger, MBA, CEO| Ms. Nenninger began her career in healthcare as Controller of the Brown University Emergency Medicine Physicians in the Lifespan Health System in New England before becoming the Clinical Practice Director of the Anesthesiology Department for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) over two

SPOTLIGHT: Mike Erhart, Co-founder, Welloh

About Mike Erhart Michael Ehrhart has over 32 years of product development experience. He worked at medical equipment manufacturer, Welch Allyn for over 20 years, most recently serving as Chief Technology Officer.  George Smith served as General Counsel at Hand Held Products, a subsidiary of Welch Allyn that was acquired by Honeywell

SPOTLIGHT: Gary Wald, CEO and Maria Kunstadter, DDS, co-founders, The TeleDentists

About Gary Wald Gary’s career includes stints with major advertising agencies (Ogilvy & Mather, Grey), consulting firms (Luminant) and Fortune 500 marketers (NBC, GTE/Verizon, Medtronic). He is adept at launching and building new brands and new companies. His expertise includes growing revenues and profits, customer acquisition, business development initiatives, and strategic