HxRefactored Sneak Preview: Drew Schiller, Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder, Validic
What is your burning mission in health and why?
DS: To organize and transfer health data from patient to provider, in real time, from anywhere to anywhere in the world. Health apps and monitoring devices are gaining popularity, and as more data is created, it adds to the pervasive problem of siloed data. Validic accesses each of these silos and transmits actionable health data for all stakeholders.
What is your patient story?
DS: My wife was diagnosed with celiac disease in December of 2007. The process of getting the correct diagnosis was unbelievably difficult, but that was only a precursor to the difficulty of managing the condition long term. The ordeal reinforced my view of the healthcare system as a reactionary illness management institution in need of innovation and renovation. We are in the midst of a technological revolution, and there is now a plethora of data available for the individual patient. Healthcare companies are in a unique position to leverage this data to move towards preventative care and individual monitoring. With this data, organizations have the ability to manage and engage their diverse population of healthy, acutely ill, and chronically ill individuals. Now, the issue for many health companies is enabling the technology of apps and devices to communicate this vital information to their organization.
What new health-related website, app, or technology do you think will improve health?
DS: The pace of health innovation is staggering. Every day, I am awed by a newly-announced app or device. The rapid change and innovation within all sectors of healthcare is causing continued disruption as companies struggle for a competitive advantage in acquiring and managing the data from these technologies. Validic has created a truly integrated ecosystem connecting apps and devices with healthcare systems. Solving the question of the in-between, Validic enables developers to connect and distribute standardized, HIPAA-compliant data to health companies, who can then access and utilize the data.
Why should people come to your session?
DS: Validic gives healthcare developers one simple API connection to access diverse health data from the continuously expanding market of health apps and devices. Without worrying about creating, maintaining, and updating a proprietary pipeline or the painstaking process of working with app and device developers on APIs and integration, health organizations can focus on utilizing and leveraging this data.