This week, Jeff Margolis, Former Chairman of Welltok, Inc talks to Rusty about his philosophy on disrupting the healthcare industry. Jeff clues Rusty in on how technology can help people proactively track health, social, emotional, and financial wellbeing to avoid needing to go seek a clinician for what he refers to as “sickcare”.
Jeff Margolis is widely recognized as a healthcare IT entrepreneur and innovator based on his 35-year track record of successfully applying technologies to address the complex problems facing the healthcare industry. Leveraging his deep systematic understanding of healthcare and groundbreaking architectural and integration methodologies, Jeff has built some of the nation’s largest and most innovative healthcare technology and service organizations. Jeff is the Former Chairman of Welltok, Inc., where he served as CEO for seven years driving the transformation of our current sickcare system to one of optimized health. Prior to Welltok, Jeff founded TriZetto, the first industry vertical SaaS enterprise solution, and originated the concept of Integrated Healthcare Management. During his tenure as Chairman and CEO, Jeff led TriZetto through a successful IPO and $1.4B private equity buyout.
Jeff currently serves as a member of the board of directors for NextGen Healthcare (NASDAQ:NXGN), Alignment Healthcare (NASDAQ:ALHC), and TriNetX. Jeff also serves the national and local communities on the boards of several prominent non-profit and for profit organizations, including Hoag Hospital and Hoag Clinic in Newport Beach and the University of California at Irvine Center for Digital Transformation. He is also a Senior Advisor to Blackstone. As a health futurist and visionary, Jeff is a frequent speaker, guest lecturer, and author of two books Not Just in Sickness But Also in Health and The Healthcare Cure. Jeff is an alumnus of the University of Illinois and holds certified public accountant certificates in Colorado and Illinois.