How A 34-Year-Old Swedish Surgeon Created Baylor’s Three-Decade Old Transplant Program

Thirty years ago, Dr. Goran Klintmalm was 34-years-old and living in Sweden. Liver transplants were considered human experimentation, a last-ditch effort with an 80 percent fatality rate to save a life that would end without the procedure. Medicare and Medicaid didn’t reimburse for it, nor did many insurance providers. Nevertheless, Baylor Health Care System CEO Boone Powell Jr. charged ahead. Full Story

Annual J.P. Morgan Conference Shows The Shape Of Healthcare To Come

Hubert Zajicek is the president and CEO of Health Wildcatters, the downtown healthcare startup accelerator. The 33rd annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference was earlier this week in San Francisco. The invite-only event attracts some of the industry’s most forward-thinking and influential characters. Zajicek was invited. So D Healthcare Daily asked him to write about what he saw. Full Story

John Olajide, Winnner of D CEO’s Achievement In Technology, Is Growing Home Health

Sometimes all it takes to change one’s life is a little curiosity. While running an errand one day some years ago, John Olajide, then a telecommunications engineering student at the University of Texas at Dallas, discovered that a home health agency where his aunt was nursing director lacked a network to link all of its computers. Olajide, a Nigerian native and computer lover, got the boss to pay him to enable all the agency’s computers to talk to each other. Full Story

Dallas Startup Tries Pairing Claims Database, Algorithm To Simplify, Save Money While Buying Insurance

Many think shopping online for insurance in the era of healthcare reform should be simple: Plug in your age, household income, dependents, ZIP code, preferred doctor, whether you suffer from any chronic conditions or routinely take medications, then let an online marketplace spit out a stable of health plans sorted by cost. If you already had a plan, maybe it would compare the pricing between the two? But it doesn’t. Take Command Health is changing that. Full Story

Hubert Zajicek, Winner Of D CEO’s Achievement In Healthcare Innovation

By most measures, Dr. Hubert Zajicek had it made. A doctorate in medicine. An MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. And a faculty position at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he was a principal investigator with funding from the federal National Institutes of Health. In short, there was little on the education or career front that Zajicek lacked. Except for one thing: He wanted to be an entrepreneur. Full Story