AL AND DAVE
Al and Dave met freshman year at the University of
Michigan, went to medical school and reunited In
Portland to found and lead disruptive health companies.
In 2006 they launched ZOOM+Care, which became the
leading on-demand health platform caring for over
500,000 people in 36 locations in Portland and Seattle.
It's been an extraordinary journey full of success and
failures, growth and learning. This site shares their
journey with those passionate about founding and
building innovative health organizations.
Al and Dave believe that the U.S. health industry is a failure. They believe U.S. healthcare in locked in a bygone industrial era mindset reinforced by outdated government regulation. They believe that the only hope is through a new generation of entrepreneurial companies that disrupt the old way. In fact, they are convinced that stirring in a garage somewhere in the world, is the first company that will care for 1 billion people.
Al and Dave share their insights and lessons lesson learned on topics including:
Innovation: Healthcare's Structural Resistance to Change
Consumerism: How to apply Retail, Product and User Experience disciplines to healthcare.
People: The Destiny of Your Healthcare Startup Is Dependent on Three Big Things: People, People and People
Information Technology: Why Your Founding Tech Decisions Define Your Destiny
Transparency: Why Everyone Calls for It But No One Wants To Be It
Capital: How to Tap Capital and Use Capital So It Does Not Use You
Government: The Role of the Government and What Founders Need to Know
Dave Sanders, MD, Co-founder and CEO, ZOOM+Care
Dave founded ZOOM+ with Albert DiPiero in 2006 and
is CEO of ZOOM+Care. Drs. Sanders and DiPiero
previously co-founded two technology-powered
healthcare companies: Salu/Skinstore
(acquired by Walgreens) and MyHealthBank
(acquired by QCSI/Trizetto). Dr. Sanders is a graduate
of the UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Sanders presented his vision for healthcare at
TedX Portland on April 15, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRg_hkmF4uM&t=6s
His story of founding Zoom can be seen here.
Dr. Sanders has been recognized for his leadership.
Dr. Sanders has received extensive media coverage including a three-part series on his foundig of Zoom with Dr. DiPiero.
Albert DiPiero, MD, Co-Founder & CMO, ZOOM+Care®
Albert DiPiero, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
MD, UCSF School of Medicine
MPH, UCLA School of Public Health
Dr. Albert DiPiero is Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of ZOOM+Care, a healthcare system with 36 locations in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.
Dr. DiPiero recently gave a talk in China on 'The transformation of Primary Care, Opportunities and lessons for China'. See video here
Albert's education and publications can be found here.
He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He is the cofounder of previous healthcare technology companies, MyHealthBank and Salu. Dr. DiPiero graduated from the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine in 1991, and completed his internal medicine residency there in 1994. Dr. DiPiero has been board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1994. He received his Master's degree in public health from the UCLA School of Public Health in 1997. DiPiero has published and spoken widely on the healthcare industry.