Dr. Jordan Shlain is a practicing primary care physician, a digital health entrepreneur, a writer and respected thought leader in national health policy. He is an original thinker who is interested in designing healthcare based on first principals. His recent feature in The Economist highlighted the ‘innovation by irritation’ story of how he created Healthloop; a physician initiated follow up technology that sifts through ‘little data’ to a make specific difference, in real-time, in the lives of patients in treatment or recovery. He recently served as a Mayoral appointed Commissioner on the Health Service Systems Board of San Francisco and is an advisor to MD Anderson, Avia Health Innovation and a host of other emerging and established healthcare companies. He is the founding chairman of the Institute for Responsible Nutrition, a working group of scientists to illuminate the public on the poisons in our food supply as well as a board member of The Hope Street Group, a bi-partisan think tank in Washington DC focused on education, jobs and health.
After graduating from UC Berkeley and before attending Georgetown Medical School, Dr. Shlain spent a year teaching high school science in Western Kenya with Harvard affiliated WorldTeach. He has spoken at The Economist Innovation conference, Stanford MedicineX, Health Evolution Partners, Harvard’s Center for Connected Health, VentureBeat and has posted a series of pithy articles on LinkedIn on the intersection of health, linguistics, data and humanity.
Follow Dr. Shlain on Twitter: @DrShlain
See Dr. Shlain speak: Thursday, January 4th 9:30am, Digital Empathy: Innovation by Irritation