By Danielle Davis My all-time favorite pitch has to be by Darren Wendroff of CareSpotter. His Innovation Day pitch – the winning pitch from GuideWell’s first-ever Innovation Day in 2013 – stands out for a lot of reasons. It was well-crafted. The value proposition was clear. And Darren was an engaging presenter.Darren approaches pitching like Payton Manning takes on football. He studies. Watches film. Films himself and dissects it. Has a fundamental process for developing his pitches that he practices over and over again. Darren doesn’t just have advice; he has a...

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August 7, 2015

By Danielle DavisWhen the Peerfit team came into Healthbox, their company was three years old, employed three people, and was still trying to figure out how to capture the market opportunity they saw unfolding in the fitness industry.Their product was a solid, innovative solution. A flexible fitness pass, they had unbundled the traditional gym membership and offered a new option to consumers. One that let people workout at a network of several different gyms and get member rates at all of them. All the commitment people hated about gym memberships? Gone. Peerfit operated with a month-to-month...

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July 26, 2015 entrepreneur, startup
save on medical team

By Sara McFarland, Communications Director with Save on MedicalEditor’s Note: The following is a guest post submitted by Save on Medical, a 2014 graduate of the Healthbox accelerator program sponsored by the GuideWell family of companies.Picking the right physician for you or your family is important. So, whether you’ve just moved to a new area or your health care insurance coverage has changed, finding a new doctor can be a stressful process. Discerning the quality...

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May 27, 2015 entrepreneur, startup
grooms final

By Kate WarnockJamie Grooms, the CEO of the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Pubic Research (here forward, The Institute) may not be known as the successful publicly-funded, Florida-based start-up’s secret weapon, but he should be. A seasoned serial entrepreneur who transitioned to leading two successful companies, Jamie leads a host of business, human resources, financial and scientific advisors at The Institute who are charged with leading nascent companies started at Florida universities or research centers through the “Valley of Death.” This real-world...

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Pat Geraghty speaking at 2015 Lake Nona Impact Forum

Image courtesy Lake Nona InstituteBy Kate Warnock, Social Media Manager at GuideWellThe Lake Nona Impact Forum, hosted this past February by the Lake Nona Institute in Medical City outside of Orlando, is singular in how it convenes health industry thought leaders to engage and inspire health innovation. As a founding partner and advisor on the event, GuideWell shares Lake Nona Institute’s passion for discovering synergies that might lead to new health solutions. In our latest episodes of GuideWell Insights, we interview three...

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March 23, 2015
Renee Finley Lake Nona Impact Forum

An Interview with Renee Finley by Kate Warnock In our most recent episode of GuideWell Insights, Renee Finley, Vice President of Enterprise Innovation at GuideWell, debriefs our listeners on her active role in two recent health innovation events. She advocated for changes to telemedicine legislation within Florida at the Florida Health Care Affordability Summit, an event hosted by the Associated Industries of Florida Foundation. Renee shared statistical evidence that the consumer market is ready to adopt more convenient, quality care. Soon after, Renee moderated a session on employee...

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February 24, 2015
Precision Medicine Scientist

By Patrick GeraghtyNontraditional players are recasting the future of care delivery, and GuideWell is counted among them. That’s why we organized ourselves as a health solutions company, why we embrace an entrepreneurial role in direct-to-consumer care delivery, and why we are joining partners on the leading edge of the precision medicine movement. The latter is keenly important to us since we know that tomorrow’s diagnostics and treatment will positively impact the effectiveness – and cost – of care. As we see it, advocating for precision medicine is one way we can...

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February 24, 2015
GuideWell Innovation Center

By Chris Hillier, Innovation Senior Director at GuideWellTo be sustainable, the healthcare industry needs to lower costs and improve the effectiveness of care while recognizing that empowered consumers are demanding new solutions to manage their health. The GuideWell Innovation Center, opening in January, 2016 in Medical City, Lake Nona, Florida, is expected be a global epicenter for responding to these challenges.Serving as the central location-of-choice for partners and collaborators who share our mission...

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February 24, 2015 Lake Nona, Medical City
Singularity University

According to Renee Finley, our Vice President of Enterprise Innovation, one of the best places to see first-hand how technology is impacting medicine and healthcare is Exponential Medicine. This immersive experience was hosted by Singularity University in November 2014 with the intention to bring together a cross-section of healthcare industry experts to disrupt, innovate and collaborate on new health solutions. In our latest episode of GuideWell Insights, Renee shares her top take-aways from Exponential Medicine, and...

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January 12, 2015
Telemedicine

Combining Quality and Convenience through Innovation in Telemedicine.Telemedicine is a growing and dynamic field that’s been around for over 40 years. What started out as a way to provide medical support to populations in rural locations over the phone has grown into a $100 million video consultation industry. By 2018, this industry is expected to grow to over $13.6 billion.Clearly there is a need to provide consumers with the care they need closer to where they live and work in a convenient way. What is also very important is the ability to be able to share and access quality clinical...

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October 23, 2014

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