Health Tech Forum - Oct. 23
Game Changer Series: Blood distribution and patient communication - new approaches to old problems
Featuring: Chris Godfrey, CEO and founder, Bloodbuy
Tyler Register, CEO, Ataia Medical
Amy Foertsch, COO, Ataia Medical
The Game Changer Series focuses on local healthcare startups in North Texas that are changing the way we view healthcare today. Hear from Bloodbuy, a software and services company that facilitates the efficient distribution of lifesaving blood products to patients in need, and Ataia Medical, a manufacturer of a communicator that allows patients undergoing respiratory therapies to speak with their loved ones and care providers while wearing NIV respirators. Through innovative products and services, companies like these are providing a window into better healthcare in the future.
About the speakers and their companies:
Christoper Godfrey, founder and CEO of Bloodbuy, is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth of the organization, its technology solutions, and its people. Prior to founding Bloodbuy, he served as SVP and Director of Finance for The Cirrus Group, where he chaired its investment committee. Prior to Cirrus, he held positions with Hillwood Capital, Macfarlan Capital Partners, and J.P. Morgan. He has been included on the DBJ's list of Who's Who in Healthcare, recognized by the Harvard Forum on Healthcare Innovation as the winner of the Harvard Health Accelleration challenge, and serves as a protagonist of a Harvard Business School Case Study.
Bloodbuy, by providing direct access to a nationwide network of industry-leading blood centers, enables hospitals to access the blood products it needs at competitive prices, and enables blood centers to significantly increase their reach and impact. With easy-to-use online tools and unparalleled analytics, Bloodbuy enables blood centers and hospitals to connect in a way never before possible.
Tyler Register is the CEO and co-founder of Ataia Medical. Prior to Ataia Medical, Tyler worked at Siemens Healthcare's Innovation Think Tank developing solutions for some of healthcare's biggest problems, and studied at Georgia Institute of Technology in the Biomedical Engineering program.
Amy Foertsch is the COO and co-founder of Ataia Medical. Throughout college, Amy gained experience in clincial research in large hospitals and independent laboratories. After her graduation from Georgia Tech's Biomedical Engineering Program in 2017, she worked as a quality engineer for Alcon. She is passionate about empowering patients with the freedom to speak by delivering unparalleled quality every time.
Ataia Medical is a medical device startup that produces a tools that allows patients wearing hospital respiratory masks to communicate - a reusable communication box attached to a disposable patch that sticks to the outside of a NIV respirator mask, picking up a voice signal and amplifying it enough so words can be heard, filtering out the hum of the respirator.