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I was on Maria Bartiromo’s show, On the Money, this weekend which airs just after Meet the Press. Here’s the link.
And our chief physician, Dr. Susan Gonnella, says it best:

"A Sherpaa is a guide…someone who will take you on a journey in a safe way. Medicine needs an infusion of something new to make the process of being sick a little easier. It empowers people…if you make patients advocates for their health sooner, younger, maybe we change the whole picture?”

I was on Maria Bartiromo’s show, On the Money, this weekend which airs just after Meet the Press. Here’s the link.

And our chief physician, Dr. Susan Gonnella, says it best:

"A Sherpaa is a guide…someone who will take you on a journey in a safe way. Medicine needs an infusion of something new to make the process of being sick a little easier. It empowers people…if you make patients advocates for their health sooner, younger, maybe we change the whole picture?”

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Sherpaa is in the November issue of Fast Company in an article entitled Facing the Techy Youthful Future of Healthcare, including that funny little drawing that looks about 20% like me. Favorite quote:
"Whenever health care is run by our generation, it’s going to look much different. That’s pretty exciting."

Sherpaa is in the November issue of Fast Company in an article entitled Facing the Techy Youthful Future of Healthcare, including that funny little drawing that looks about 20% like me. Favorite quote:

"Whenever health care is run by our generation, it’s going to look much different. That’s pretty exciting."

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Sherpaa was on WNYC this morning. Give it a listen! And here’s the link to the story.

Very excited to be on NPR this morning. 

Here’s an interesting fact about Sherpaa and how we’re operating. 99% of the time, people with health concerns reach out to us by email. We get so few phone calls. Of course this makes sense. No annoying doctor phone tag and so many of us hardly ever use the phone part of our iPhone. 

That being said, if you listen, you can hear our wonderful Dr. Susan Gonnella’s voice as she’s being interviewed about Sherpaa. So many people have been emailing us they’ve never even heard Dr. Gonnella! We’re thrilled to work with her. She’s so amazing at what she does. She’s been the head of Amex and Citigroup’s corporate clinical services for the past 15 years, so she’s got a wealth of experience and relationships she brings to Sherpaa.  And it’s simply amazing to be working with such forward-thinking physicians who want to do things better. I’m a happy guy.

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Hey look…Sherpaa is in the Wall Street Journal today. Here’s the link.
Most important quote: “I’m a doer.”

Hey look…Sherpaa is in the Wall Street Journal today. Here’s the link.

Most important quote: “I’m a doer.”

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For all those who missed my interview on NPR’s Science Friday last week, here’s the clip.

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Here’s the link to the CBS This Morning story on Sherpaa for all of those who couldn’t wake up early enough this morning. 
I can’t thank David and the folks at tumblr enough. We owe so much to them in helping us get off the ground. We’re fortunate to have such great partners and it just shows how much David is thinking about designing not only tumblr the product, but tumblr the company to be the very best they can be.

Here’s the link to the CBS This Morning story on Sherpaa for all of those who couldn’t wake up early enough this morning. 

I can’t thank David and the folks at tumblr enough. We owe so much to them in helping us get off the ground. We’re fortunate to have such great partners and it just shows how much David is thinking about designing not only tumblr the product, but tumblr the company to be the very best they can be.

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Hey Sherpaa is in Fast Company:
The goal of Sherpaa, explains co-founder Dr. Jay Parkinson, is to keep overhead health care costs down for companies and improve doctor-patient relationships at the same time. That may sound contradictory, but it’s not. “Companies are spending way too much on health insurance relative to people in the youngish age population,” says Parkinson. Consider: 75% of people spend less than $2,000 each year on health care, and 96% spend less than $10,000. And yet, health care is the second highest cost for companies, just after payroll.
"A company of 100 would go to an insurance broker, which would give them 20 to 30 plans in a spreadsheet, it’s confusing as hell, and they don’t have the expertise to make an educated judgment," says Parkinson.
Sherpaa cuts out wasteful spending by going to companies, analyzing their health care, and securing them a plan that is more in line with how their employees use medical services. They generally recommend a deductible of at least $2,000, and then ask companies to give employees a $2,000 debit card for health care. Whatever they don’t use goes back into the company coffers. In the end, these companies can save $2,000 to $4,000 per employee, even with the debit card.
Companies working with Sherpaa also pay a monthly fee for the startup to manage employee health. This is where Sherpaa gets really interesting: Instead of just going to a primary care doctor (or even an emergency room) when they need medical attention, members can email or call one of Sherpaa’s primary care doctors (or “guides,” as the startup calls them), who are on-call 24/7. The doctors get paid a monthly salary for their extra time.
"When you go to a company and explain to them what’s going on, within a few minutes, it’s a no-brainer for them to do it," says Parkinson. "It just highlights how much waste there is in the health care system. That’s their business model: confusion."
(via Triage 2.0: Take A Picture Of Your Ailment, Email It Your Doctor, And Avoid The ER | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation)

Hey Sherpaa is in Fast Company:

The goal of Sherpaa, explains co-founder Dr. Jay Parkinson, is to keep overhead health care costs down for companies and improve doctor-patient relationships at the same time. That may sound contradictory, but it’s not. “Companies are spending way too much on health insurance relative to people in the youngish age population,” says Parkinson. Consider: 75% of people spend less than $2,000 each year on health care, and 96% spend less than $10,000. And yet, health care is the second highest cost for companies, just after payroll.

"A company of 100 would go to an insurance broker, which would give them 20 to 30 plans in a spreadsheet, it’s confusing as hell, and they don’t have the expertise to make an educated judgment," says Parkinson.

Sherpaa cuts out wasteful spending by going to companies, analyzing their health care, and securing them a plan that is more in line with how their employees use medical services. They generally recommend a deductible of at least $2,000, and then ask companies to give employees a $2,000 debit card for health care. Whatever they don’t use goes back into the company coffers. In the end, these companies can save $2,000 to $4,000 per employee, even with the debit card.

Companies working with Sherpaa also pay a monthly fee for the startup to manage employee health. This is where Sherpaa gets really interesting: Instead of just going to a primary care doctor (or even an emergency room) when they need medical attention, members can email or call one of Sherpaa’s primary care doctors (or “guides,” as the startup calls them), who are on-call 24/7. The doctors get paid a monthly salary for their extra time.

"When you go to a company and explain to them what’s going on, within a few minutes, it’s a no-brainer for them to do it," says Parkinson. "It just highlights how much waste there is in the health care system. That’s their business model: confusion."

(via Triage 2.0: Take A Picture Of Your Ailment, Email It Your Doctor, And Avoid The ER | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation)

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Tumblr's Incredible Perk: Sherpaa
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For the latest episode of ReCivilization on CBC, I’m interviewed by Don Tapscott about disrupting healthcare. Don is one of my favorite authors who wrote:
Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World
Don flew down from Toronto a few months back and interviewed me in my backyard over a cup of tea. My part starts around 30 minutes in, but it’s a good listen throughout.

For the latest episode of ReCivilization on CBC, I’m interviewed by Don Tapscott about disrupting healthcare. Don is one of my favorite authors who wrote:

  • Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World
  • Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
  • Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World

Don flew down from Toronto a few months back and interviewed me in my backyard over a cup of tea. My part starts around 30 minutes in, but it’s a good listen throughout.

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How Jay Parkinson's $1,500 Start-up Changed Health Care | Inc.com
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Hey my company is in Vogue Living’s “Being Human” edition, highlighting “design that puts people first.” Yeeha…

Pediatrician and Preventive Medicine specialist Jay Parkinson believes quality health care requires good design and community engagement. It’s a message he is bringing to consumers and the medical industry worldwide through The Future Well; the design and consultancy firm was launched last year by Parkinson and partner Grant Harrison. The duo use their blog and speaking engagements to articulate their philosophy of better health care through social solutions. Recently, The Future Well collaborated with the British National Health Service on the transformation of Saint Charles, a 150-year old hospital campus in London, by introducing programs to facilitate better community health. It’s as simple as eating fresh whole foods, being more active, and removing toxins from your home. Visit thefuturewell.com.

I don’t know about that last sentence, but all the rest rings true! Hey my company is in Vogue Living’s “Being Human” edition, highlighting “design that puts people first.” Yeeha…

Pediatrician and Preventive Medicine specialist Jay Parkinson believes quality health care requires good design and community engagement. It’s a message he is bringing to consumers and the medical industry worldwide through The Future Well; the design and consultancy firm was launched last year by Parkinson and partner Grant Harrison. The duo use their blog and speaking engagements to articulate their philosophy of better health care through social solutions. Recently, The Future Well collaborated with the British National Health Service on the transformation of Saint Charles, a 150-year old hospital campus in London, by introducing programs to facilitate better community health. It’s as simple as eating fresh whole foods, being more active, and removing toxins from your home. Visit thefuturewell.com.

I don’t know about that last sentence, but all the rest rings true!

Hey my company is in Vogue Living’s “Being Human” edition, highlighting “design that puts people first.” Yeeha…

Pediatrician and Preventive Medicine specialist Jay Parkinson believes quality health care requires good design and community engagement. It’s a message he is bringing to consumers and the medical industry worldwide through The Future Well; the design and consultancy firm was launched last year by Parkinson and partner Grant Harrison. The duo use their blog and speaking engagements to articulate their philosophy of better health care through social solutions. Recently, The Future Well collaborated with the British National Health Service on the transformation of Saint Charles, a 150-year old hospital campus in London, by introducing programs to facilitate better community health. It’s as simple as eating fresh whole foods, being more active, and removing toxins from your home. Visit thefuturewell.com.

I don’t know about that last sentence, but all the rest rings true!

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