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Under the Boughs: A High-Tech, High-Touch Vision for Health Care

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For this installment of Under the Boughs, host Lee Huntsman—UW President Emeritus and health care visionary—will be joined by Accolade CEO Rajeev Singh.

Health care is ripe for the type of technological disruption that has already impacted other industries. In health care, artificial intelligence is being used to change the way we diagnose and treat illness. Technology is fueling the movement toward a more personalized version of health care. And technology is also impacting the consumer journey, supporting more robust models of community, improving the patient experience and helping consumers make better decisions about their health even before they become patients.

Singh's previous company Concur played a central part in the disruption of the travel services industry, and now Accolade aims to do the same for health care.

Join us on May 30 at the Cambia Grove as we discuss the challenges and opportunities for incumbents and startups and evaluate the key areas of health care being disrupted by new technologies. Singh will also talk about the vision and inspiration behind Accolade’s platform—technological disruption combined with a high degree of human touch.

About the Series:

Sponsored by BioEngage, an outreach effort of UW Bioengineering, Under the Boughs brings together the Health Innovators Collaborative and the Cambia Grove communities for inspired dialog that seeks to provide deep insights, fresh ideas and community connections.

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Rajeev Singh is currently the CEO of Accolade, the market leading on demand health care concierge for employers, health plans, and health systems. Rajeev joined the company as a board member, investor, and CEO in November, 2015. Today, Accolade has 700 employees focused on driving better outcomes and increased satisfaction for health care consumers while delivering incredible savings for payers.

Prior to that, Rajeev co-founded Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the global leader in travel and expense management, in 1993 two years after graduating from college. His initial role in the company was in product management and his early years were focused on the product management and development organizations. In the twenty years that followed, he worked in nearly every role in the business – culminating in his final role as president, chief operating officer, and board director for the last nine years of his tenure.

In that role, he was responsible for all operational functions of the business ranging from sales and marketing to customer services to R&D and human resources. During that timeframe, the company grew from $60mm in revenues to over $800mm in revenues before eventually being acquired by SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) for $8.3bn in 2014.

Rajeev is married with two children ages 13 and 12. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 1991 (BSE). Today, he serves on the board of Avalara, a top provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses, Apptio, a SaaS technology business management solutions provider, and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, a not for profit.


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