By Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief | Concierge Medicine Today | The DocPreneur Podcast | The Direct Primary Care Journal
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing healthcare tech entrepreneur Carlos Reines, RubiconMD President and Co-founder. Carlos joined The DocPreneur Podcast and shared his insight with us for over an hour. We talked about the future of healthcare, how delivery vehicles are changing to meet the needs of people and how RubiconMD is democratizing medical expertise so that providers can offer every patient the care they deserve. Today, RubiconMD is an eConsult platform, supported by a best-in-class specialist panel, strategic partnerships, top investors and a smart, passionate team.
We also discussed the recent selection by the World Economic Forum, recognizing Carlos as a Young Global Leader. By joining the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGLs), Carlos embarks on a five-year leadership journey, bringing together diverse, dynamic and globally representative leaders with the mission to create a community with the vision, courage, and influence to drive positive change in the world. Carlos joins a prestigious network of high profile individuals who head governments and Fortune 500 companies, are Nobel Prize and Academy Award winners, serve as UN Goodwill Ambassadors, and are Social Entrepreneurs.
Carlos is one of the cofounders behind RubiconMD. They are one of the leaders in innovation in healthcare tech right now with the mission to democratize access to medical expertise by connecting primary care clinicians to medical specialists for electronic consultations. Today, RubiconMD has attracted talent from all over the world, and has offices in New York City, San Francisco and Spain. As Carlos found out, having multiple offices and staff around the world can raise additional questions from investors, though he has found the investment in talent well worth it. ~(Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alejandrocremades/2018/11/28/how-this-foreign-entrepreneur-raised-20-million-to-disrupt-us-healthcare/#7530330764d3)
Originally from Spain, health technology entrepreneur, Carlos Reines, was recognized for his passion democratizing access to medical expertise at RubiconMD, the leading solution that connects primary care clinicians to specialists for remote electronic consults. Carlos has always been committed to leveraging technology to drive change in healthcare and improve patient lives.
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“Today, more than three billion people around the world live on less than $2.50 per day and suffer the consequences of having limited access to healthcare. Primary care clinicians using RubiconMD are able to bridge the access gap for their vulnerable patients, improving clinical outcomes and avoiding unnecessary costs,” Reines indicated. RubiconMD has already avoided over a million wait days that would have stood between patients and the care they needed.
Carlos is the President and Co-founder of RubiconMD. Originally from Spain, he’s passionate about leveraging technology to drive change in healthcare and improve patient lives. Prior to RubiconMD, Carlos led a division at Telefonica, one of the largest telecom companies in the world. He began his career in digital health at Siemens Medical in Pennsylvania. He obtained his Engineering degree at the Polytechnic University in Madrid, Spain; with specialization in Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. He also holds an MBA from Harvard.