Sylvan Waller: A Mix of Biz, HealthIT & Jiu Jitsu

Sylvan Waller: A Mix of Biz, HealthIT & Jiu Jitsu

Sylvan Waller, MD, is the Founder & CEO of Alii Healthcare and has a history of growing healthcare companies and creating highly satisfying consumer healthcare experiences. Waller has twenty years of experience with business and medicine under his belt and is passionate about innovation and leveraging technology to improve healthcare. He has a strong vision to improve healthcare while also being a husband, father and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Check out his profile below.

What’s your current role?
I am the Founder and CEO of Alii Healthcare and a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician.

What startup/tech projects have you worked on?
I have worked at the intersection of healthcare, technology and consumerism. For a long time, I have looked at leveraging technology to improve healthcare while paying attention to consumer trends. My work has expanded across big data, predictive analytics, dashboards, scorecards, and utilizing business intelligence to help with physician practices. After looking at telemedicine for a long time, I saw an opportunity as costs have come down with implementation of the ACA and continuing trends around consumerism with everyone moving to their mobile devices as a source of productivity.

What tech/tools are essential to you?
The overall engagement and experience that someone has when using a product makes it a valuable service. For our company, what’s most essential is empowering people to have healthcare delivered on their terms at the time and place of their choosing. We have design and innovation experts on our team who have helped us create a design forward product. We work carefully with physicians so that we’ve got the best of the best on both the physician side and consumer facing side of our mobile platform.

How do you stay connected with your network?
In a connected and digital age where everything is done remotely, the opportunity to reconnect with folks personally is important as well. I still like seeing friends and colleagues in as many different coffee shops around the city here or else where. Including expanding our network in Barcelona, where our team was invited by AT&T and GSMA to participate in the Mobile World Congress.

How do you stay informed & on top of emerging trends?
I have a mix of traditional healthcare information sources and current technology resources that keep me on top of emerging trends.

Why do you think you gravitated to Atlanta’s startup ecosystem (or startups in general)?
I saw an opportunity that could transform healthcare and how patients connect with doctors. With Atlanta being called the Capital of Healthcare Technology, what better place to start that journey in.

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