The Doctor Weighs In

The Doctor Weighs In


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A half hour of blah blah blah about all things health & healthcare. TDWI is often provocative, sometimes funny, & always entertaining.

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Ryan Beckland is a co-founder of Validic and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Ryan leads the company with a vision to better overall population health by providing healthcare companies with viable, actionable health data. Ryan has helped pilot Validic through several fundraising rounds, lead the corporate mission, and grow the company's dedicated and talented team. Validic is Ryan's third entrepreneurial venture. Previously, he developed a finance company focusing on the mobile home market, which was later sold to a group of investors. In 2007, Ryan founded Beckland Rentals, a real estate investment and management firm. Ryan has also authored a real estate investment book outlining his portfolio and management strategy, called The SRO System. Validic: Validic is the healthcare industry's premier technology platform for convenient, easy data access to a world of digital health and in-home devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers — that includes providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and health systems — to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies and more efficiently manage their patient populations. Validic's innovative, scalable and reliable technology delivers actionable, standardized, FDA Class I MDDS, HIPAA-compliant consumer health data from best in-class mobile health devices and applications. Validic's leading global mobile health ecosystem reaches over 41 million lives and continues to grow daily.
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