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Jim Bloedau BS-MT, RRT, CPHIMS Managing Partner

Jim's passion and focus is on the trends and facts of what he calls "the new middle market of healthcare" and how remote care technology will serve it best.  He describes this space as a place where payers and providers are building new service models around the emerging accountable care (ACO), patient centered medical home (PCMH) and participatory health models.  In response, developers are using non-invasive, remote care and mobile technology and apps to help professionals and consumers find and follow the shortest path to optimal health.  "It is the most exciting time in healthcare since I started working in hospitals when I was nineteen," Jim concludes. 

In his business career, he has served high tech and health care companies from start-up to Fortune 500 including: Numera Health, VirnetX, VHA, AT&T, Hewlett Packard, Apple and Glassrock Home Healthcare. His experience includes:

Business Planning for Healthcare Market Entry or Expansion
Over 47 Healthcare Market Analysis
Over Fourteen Entrepreneurial Engagements
Positioning for Funding, Mergers and Acquisition
Business and Strategic Alliance Development
Sales and Marketing Leadership
Published Market Analyst and Commentary
Programs, Services and Device Development
Standards and Government Regulations
Accomplished Presenter

Prior to his business career, he distinguished himself with faculty and clinical management positions at University of California Medical Center and California Pacific Medical Center, both in San Francisco, Santa Rosa Community College and several small rural hospitals where responsibilities included:

University level clinical, educational departmental management
Community College Director of Respiratory Therapy Program
Allied Health Curriculum Development
Educational Symposium Planning
Buying Committee Leadership
Clinical and Classroom Instruction
Clinical Research Associate
Respiratory Therapy Intensivist
Standards and Government Regulations
Policy and Procedure Development
Published Researcher

More notably, his exploratory nature spans the Health 1.0 and 2.0 innovation periods during the past three decades with pioneering roles in efforts that include:   

The first IP-based statewide HIE (Health Information Exchange) in the US
Launch of founding secure email technology into healthcare
M&A due diligence of pioneering financial and clinical software
Medical Device R&D: noninvasive monitoring, mobile ventilator, LVAD
Self-paced instructional outreach programs for professionals and academia

Collectively, this experience has led to him being sourced in Venture Beat, e-Week, Healthcare Informatics, BNET, MGMA, ZDNet, NYT and a presenter at HIMSS, AMA and the prestigious Health Informatics Symposium.

Education: Bachelor's in Medical Technology, chemistry minor; Postgraduate Applied Cardiopulmonary Physiology; Certified Professional Health Information Management adn Systems (CPHIMS), California Vocational Teaching Credential, National Board Registered Respiratory Therapist; graduate of the Database Marketing Institute in New York; and postgraduate studies in marketing, editing and copyright law through the University of California, Berkeley.

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