Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA is Principal and founder of Better Health Technologies, LLC (http://e-CareManagement.com). BHT consults in developing strategy, partnerships and business models with a unique focus on helping companies build platforms, networks and network effects.
BHT's clients -- both established organizations and early-stage companies -- include: Intel Digital Health Group, Philips Electronics, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT, Amedisys, Alere/RMD, Joslin Diabetes Center, Ascension Health System, Matrix Medical Network, Samsung Electronics, Siemens Medical Solutions, Medtronic, Varian Medical Systems, Disease Management Association of America, and many others.
Following the path of many other industries, healthcare is transforming from "hoarding" to "sharing" health information and workflow. Digital networks, platforms and apps are disrupting proprietary, closed technologies and business models. The shift from hoarding to sharing is leading to the era of "strategic openness" – where companies gain competitive advantage from sharing information and workflow. Drawing from lessons being learned in other industries, Vince's blog and forthcoming book present a framework and examples of how companies are leveraging strategic openness.
Vince speaks frequently at industry conferences and corporate events. He has been the opening keynote speaker at 11 Healthcare Unbound conferences and has spoken an average of 10 conferences per year over the past 15 years. He has experience leading strategic planning retreats for Boards and physicians.
Vince brings 30+ years health care experience in multiple roles: President, VP Corporate Development, VP operations, management consultant, and marketing executive. His consulting and work projects span 150+ different organizations, including tech companies, hospitals, physician groups, IT, medical devices, pharma, health plans, disease management, home health, and others.
Vince's experience includes: Principal, Better Health Technologies (since 1997); President, Health Choice (medical call center), VP Corporate Development and VP Specialty Operations, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center; Regional Director of Marketing, National Medical Enterprises (hospital chain with 100 facilities); Senior Consultant, Amherst Associates, national health care management consulting company.
His education includes MBA and JD degrees from UCLA, and a BS degree in business administration from USC.
Vince is on the editorial advisory boards of Accountable Care News and Population Health News. He served as a Board member of the Collaborative Health Consortium. He served on the ASTM International E31 Technical Committee on Healthcare Informatics (CCR). Vince is a member of the California State Bar (inactive). He also is on advisory boards for several early stage companies.
e-CareManagement blog, http://e-CareManagement.com