20: Rearchitecting Rural Health, with Jennifer Schneider, M.D., M.S., Co-founder and CEO, Welina Care; Executive-in-Residence, General Catalyst
Meet Jennifer Schneider, M.D., M.S.:
Jennifer Schneider, M.D., M.S. is the co-founder and CEO of Welina Care. Dr. Schneider is on the board of Directors for Health Assurance Acquisition Corp. She is also the author of “Decoding Health Signals: Silicon Valley’s Consumer-First Approach to a New Era of Health.” Previously, Dr. Schneider served as Chief Medical Officer and President for Livongo, and the Chief Medical Officer for Castlight. She received a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a Master’s in Health Services Research from Stanford University.
Dr. Schneider’s background in data science and specialty care has led to her newest project, rearchitecting care delivery in rural America.
- Personalization Through Language. Using data to better personalize health recommendations improves patient outcomes. For example, Dr. Schneider found that using the phrase “a touch of sugar” instead of “diabetes” increased enrollment in a diabetes intervention in southern populations. (6:28)
- Improving Rural Healthcare. 20% of people live in rural America, but rural healthcare lacks access and resources. Welina Care is working to deliver high quality specialty care to rural populations through remote monitoring, medical home delivery, and telehealth. (15:36)
- Becoming an Entrepreneur. Find something that matters both to you and to the healthcare ecosystem. Then, build a team of like-minded people around that goal. And know that the innovator’s journey to success is never linear. (28:50)
This episode is hosted by Aaron Martin. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and is the Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Providence, and Managing General Partner of PV.