HxRefactored Sneak Preview: Trey Swann, Founder, TrueVault

Starting this week, we’ll be announcing sneak preview interviews of our talented speakers for the HxRefactored conference coming up this May 13-14 in Brooklyn, NY!

Today, we have Trey Swann, Founder, TrueVault and his personal journey in health care:

What is your burning mission in health and why?

TS: Regulation puts an undo burden on programmers who want to create new ways of doing things. Startups are designed to grow fast by creating new technology, and compliance introduces friction that slows this process. The healthcare experience is ripe for improvement; we need programmers to build what’s missing. My mission, and the reason that we built TrueVault, is to unburden startups of time consuming, process stalling HIPAA compliance so that they can focus on improving our health experience.

What is your patient story?

TS: My mother, who I love very much, is a breast cancer survivor! Her primary care physician referred her to multiple specialists (e.g. surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, etc.). Her doctors tried very hard to work together as a team; the people involved were fantastic, but the technology that facilitated that teamwork was not great. My mother had to visit several different sites during the course of her treatment, and the flow of information between sites was unsatisfactory. The patient feels the pain of this inefficiency. I build things for people who build things. I do this because my mother’s doctors and nurses are incredible, and I want to make sure that the technology they use lives up to the high standard that they set.

What new health-related website, app, or technology do you think will improve health?

TS: Doctor On Demand recently introduced the $40 (virtual) house call to healthcare. I think that this is an exciting development for the treatment of non-emergent medical issues. You can even use Doctor On Demand for a short-term prescription or refill. Augmedix has a promising service for Google Glass that frees physicians and allows them to focus on what they do best – taking care of patients. I’m a big fan of LifeVest Health and getting paid for getting healthy. LifeVest is an online health incentive program that companies can use to reward employees for improving their health. Millions of X-Rays, CT Scans, MRIs, and other medical imaging studies are created every day. But, complicated rules and incompatible software makes is hard to share these images. image32 makes it easy to securely share medical imaging studies on any device, anywhere. Lastly, by simplifying the complexities of HIPAA, TrueVault is powering the new tech and innovations that are transforming healthcare for the better.

Why should people come to your session?

TS: I’ve worked with hundreds of startups on their ideas. I can help you navigate the technical requirements mandated by the HIPAA Security Rule, save you countless dev hours, and get you to market faster.

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