Tales From the Trenches: Ted Meisel, Co-founder of WiserCare

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/17/18
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Chicago Matter

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Tales From the Trenches: Ted Meisel, Co-founder of WiserCare

Wed, January 17, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

When faced with a health issue, the right medical choice will be different for every person.

Ideally, this choice is a result of shared decision making: a collaboration between a person and her doctor that combines clinical evidence with an understanding of the person’s values. But anyone who has had to make an important medical decision – whether for themselves, for a loved one, or as a clinician – knows that finding time for shared decision making can seem impossible in today’s rushed environment.

Enter Ted Meisel. An experienced healthcare and technology entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Ted co-founded WiserCare in 2013 to unlock shared decision making at scale.

“Shared decision making is one of the few interventions with the potential to be a win for patients, doctors, provider organizations, payers, and life sciences companies,” Ted said. WiserCare’s patented technology provides patients and their physicians with the insight they need to quickly choose the right treatment path at the right time.

This technology is especially exciting as healthcare shifts further towards personalized medicine and value-based care. WiserCare is part of a Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation payment model test that aims to integrate shared decision making into the routine clinical practices of accountable care organizations.

Prior to founding WiserCare, Ted was an investor at Elevation Partners, co-founded AVIA, and served as the CEO of Overture Services, an internet search company, which he led from its first dollar to over $1 billion in revenues before selling to Yahoo!

Ted will join us for our next Tales From the Trenches, to talk about his entrepreneurial journey from the early days of internet search to shared decision making in healthcare.

 

Agenda:

5:30–6:00: Networking
6:00–7:00: Program

Ted is co-founder, executive chairman and interim CEO of WiserCare. He is an experienced healthcare and technology entrepreneur, executive, and investor with a passion for making the healthcare system work better.

He is a co-founder of AVIA, which helps two dozen healthcare systems transform care delivery, for a digital age, to be more value- and patient-centered. He serves on the boards of a number of companies that, like WiserCare, use information technology to accelerate the transfer of medical evidence into practice, enable doctors to practice to the top of their license, and empower patients. He recently served CMS as a senior adviser focused on delivery system and payment reform, and continues to serve Hope Street Group, an agent of policy innovation in education, workforce development and healthcare, as board chairman.

Ted is the former CEO of public company Overture Services, an internet search company, which he led from its first dollar to over $1 billion in revenues before selling to Yahoo! He was an investor at Elevation Partners, making investments in companies like Facebook, Yelp, and Marketshare. He started his career working on strategy and change management engagements at Mercer and McKinsey.

 

 

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