Akiri news and events
Health Tech Pioneer Akiri Expands Executive Team
FOSTER CITY, CALIF., Nov. 7, 2018 — Healthcare interoperability startup Akiri™ today announced the appointment of Chief Operating Officer Jeff Miller, a corporate technology leader and expert in health data liquidity. Miller has devoted his career to health and technology initiatives for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IBM, and health tech company Surescripts, among others. Miller will work alongside healthcare visionaries that hail from from Cisco, Kaiser Permanente, and Oracle to build a universal platform for data exchange designed to meet the needs of the complex U.S. healthcare ecosystem. Read the full release.
Akiri appoints David Watson Chief Executive Officer
FOSTER CITY, CALIF., Sept. 12, 2018 — Healthcare technology pioneer Akiri™ today announced the appointment of healthcare IT visionary David A. Watson as CEO. The former Kaiser Permanente CTO brings more than 30 years of healthcare and technology leadership experience to Akiri as it embarks on its mission to enable health data to securely and compliantly move throughout the U.S. healthcare system. Akiri is the first company spun out of Health2047 Inc., the Silicon Valley-based business formation and commercialization enterprise whose founding investor and primary strategic partner is the American Medical Association (AMA). Read the full release.
Akiri launches to create the first network-as-a-service platform optimized for healthcare
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3, 2018 — Akiri™ announced $10 million in funding to build a new network-as-a-service for sharing trusted health data. Akiri Switch, the subscription-based private network, will include blockchain technology to secure health data for real-time sharing among patients, physicians, providers, and the companies that serve them. Read the full release.
Doctor-backed startup aims to bring blockchain to health care
San Francisco-based Akiri today is releasing its first product, Akiri Switch, a subscription-based data network for managing health information. It’s a part of the industry’s move to digitize and automate health care using blockchain technology. Read the full story.
Health2047 spinout launches data sharing business, adds blockchain
Health2047 kicked off the new year with the launch of its data sharing spinout business and renamed it Akiri — previously known as Switch. The launch of the company is part of a wider effort by Health2047, affiliated with the American Medical Association, to make clinicians a driving force in health IT innovation. Read the full story.
Blockchain network-as-a-service platform scores $10 million from AMA
Akiri, backed by the American Medical Association, is developing a networking platform it says will help healthcare organizations more easily share data via blockchain. Read the full story.
A morbid case of information inertia: why data liquidity is key to modernizing healthcare
Why don’t we use the enormous cache of extant health data to better deliver the services that wide demographic ranges of patients need, and simultaneously evolve those services into an ever more effective and efficient healthcare system via learnings from that data? Read the full post.
Threading the needles: correlating disparate data for connected care
imagine connecting all of an individual’s myriad digital health tools across provider systems and throughout physicians’ offices. It is a task akin to lining up several needles and using that single thread to connect them all. Read the full post.