About Glenn Laffel

05 300 color1 200x300 About Glenn LaffelAs a transplant cardiologist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, I helped care for a thousand or so severely ill patients. As an entrepreneur, I founded, guided or invested in companies that have impacted the lives of more than 100 million people around the world.

I’m hopeful that my best is yet to come.

That would be Wellcoin, my new venture. Wellcoin is based on a terrific idea, but I can’t tell you more than that right now. Please stay tuned!

Before starting Wellcoin, I served as the Senior VP for Clinical Affairs, employee #6 and an angel investor at Practice Fusion, the free, Web-based patient medical record company. Practice Fusion now has 50 million patient records in its cloud.

Prior to that, I founded Clinical Solutions, which created customizable algorithmic content for use by call center-based triage nurses. Clinical Solutions was acquired in 2006 by CAS Services (UK) at a time when more than 60 million people in several countries could access our algorithms using a toll-free number. Today, twelve years and 100 million calls after our algorithms first went live, they remain in use throughout the United Kingdom as part of NHS Direct.

I was the founding editor of Quality Management in Health Care, a peer-reviewed journal that is now in its 20th year. I have consulted to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Abbott Laboratories and Dragonvest Partners, among others. I’m also a mentor at Rock Health.

I completed an internal medicine residency and a cardiovascular disease fellowship at the Brigham, and earned a PhD in Health Policy and Management from MIT.

I enjoy travel, photography, modern art, working-out and jazz. I voted for George McGovern. I am the father of 3 accomplished women. Notably, I have survived for 30 years as a Yankee fan while living in enemy territory.

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