Healthcare Stole the American Dream – Here’s How We Take it Back

Dave Chase explains how healthcare has stolen the American Dream……………..

Dave Chase

VC; Speaker; Author; Exec Producer, The Big Heist 

Chase was named one of the most influential people in Digital Health due to his entrepreneurial success & writing along with luminaries such as Eric Topol, Patrick Soon-Shiong, & Vinod Khosla. He speaks to & consults with new ventures inside of established companies & high growth startups. Chase is widely published. The book Chase co-authored won the healthcare Book of the Year in in 2014. Chase has a penchant for making connections between previously disconnected trends and making them understandable and actionable. Chase is in the development stage of a documentary that seeks to make the indecipherable understandable and demonstrate that there is reason for great optimism that a partnership between doc-entrepreneurs and forward-looking clinicians with individuals (fka “patients”) can dramatically out-perform against Quadruple Aim* objectives compared to traditional healthcare orgs. *The Quadruple Aim is the Triple Aim (improved outcomes & patient experience with lower costs) plus the overlooked 4th Aim — clinician satisfaction critical to improving the current condition where an alarming number of clinicians are overburdened & burnt-out which negatively impacts their lives as well as the individuals they care for. Chase was the CEO & Co-founder of Avado, which was acquired by and integrated into WebMD and the most widely used healthcare professional site – Medscape. Before Avado, Chase spent several years outside of healthcare in startups as founder or consulting roles with LiveRez.com, MarketLeader, & WhatCounts. He also played founding & leadership roles in launching two new $1B+ businesses within Microsoft. Chase is a father, husband & oxygen-fueled mt sport athlete. His 2014 team placed 3rd in their division & 24th overall (out of 500 teams) in America’s oldest adventure race (7 legs — XC ski, downhill ski, run, road bike, canoe, mt. bike & sea kayak) where Dave took on the Nordic ski leg. Dave was a former PAC-10 800 Meter competitor.

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