Niko Skievaski

Niko Skievaski
Co-founder of Redox. Taught healthcare economics at Epic. Rants about interoperability and technology adoption.
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The Next Wave of Technology Adoption in Healthcare: Brigham Kicks It Off with Redox

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Sep 13, 2017 8:14:24 AM


For those of you following our journey these past few years, you might be wondering how the recently announced partnership with Brigham Health fits into our developer-first approach to interoperability. I want to spend a few minutes to share where this journey has taken us and how this developing strategy fits into our vision for the future of health tech.

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Navigating Digital Health: Health Systems

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Apr 21, 2017 9:52:21 AM

Redox is committed to helping make the world of digital health work, both for the companies creating the solutions as well as their health system partners.

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Welcome to the Family, Intermountain

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Apr 6, 2017 8:19:13 AM

Today we announced an investment from the Intermountain Healthcare Innovation Fund. This is a follow-on to our Series B from January and a final close to the round.

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Why Tech Can’t Cross the Chasm in Healthcare

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Mar 13, 2017 12:10:11 PM

The cost of healthcare has been steadily rising for the past decade. By any actuarial analysis, we’re at the dawn of a financial meltdown as the Baby Boomers reach that ripe age where their healthcare expenditures begin to soar.

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Three Reasons Why Building Tech in Healthcare is Different

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Mar 9, 2017 1:45:28 PM

Building apps in healthcare is different from developing them in other industries. From the reasons we do it to how we develop and get them in the hands of users, creating technology in healthcare is its own complicated beast.

Here are three reasons why healthcare technology is so different from other industries.

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How to Pilot Digital Health Applications

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Mar 3, 2017 2:55:26 PM

I had the pleasure of trying to fit in on a panel of health tech experts this week at the Digital Medtech Conference in San Francisco. The topic: Preparing for a Successful Digital Health Pilot. The panel was moderated by Tamara StClaire (former CIO of Xerox) and included Alexander Grunewald (Healthcare Innovation at J&J), Cory Kid (Founder of Catalia), and, for some reason, they invited me too. 

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Redox Partners with CommonWell to Build APIs

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Feb 15, 2017 8:01:00 AM


This morning, CommonWell Health Alliance announced that it would partner with Redox and other CommonWell members to build new application programming interfaces (APIs) to expand the services of its network and increase value for patients and caregivers. Our part in this equation comes in a few different flavors.

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From Here, to Interoperable

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Jan 24, 2017 8:01:00 AM

Redox has been on this interoperability journey for a few years now. Today, we announced that we closed our Series B round led by our new partners at RRE Ventures. Raising outside capital forces an organization to convey a vision for the way the world should be and show considerable progress towards making that vision a reality. I’d like to share a bit of that vision and progress here today.

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30 Under 30, We Must be Onto Something

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Jan 3, 2017 11:14:43 PM

I'm turning 30 this year, in a few weeks actually. Last night, my wife and I reflected on the past year and where we want the next to go. I told her that I feel like I'm strapped to a rocket ship with my best friends, and even when I come back to earth to be with her and our newborn, my head is sometimes still in the clouds. It's a jostling juxtaposition that I guess I need to grow into.

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What Will Replace Obamacare?

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Nov 10, 2016 1:08:48 PM

I had the pleasure of camping in the high desert Tuesday night as the rest of the world watched, one jaw-dropping state at a time, as Trump was elected president. In the morning I drove into town and turned on the radio to be shocked by the news, all at once. I began to race through the rhetoric of Trump's campaign, the policies he vowed to extinguish and the power he’ll have with a congress behind him: supreme court, trade policies, immigration, national security, social policy, healthcare—holy crap, he’s going to repeal Obamacare. As with much of his campaign promises, he vowed to remove legislation without a plan as to what would replace it. So what will Trumpcare look like?

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Selling to a Health System is like Breaking your Arm

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Oct 27, 2016 11:23:00 AM

"Selling to a health system is like breaking your arm." I’m speaking with J. Simpson over a Chick-fil-A in the sticky mist of the three-story fountain at MD Anderson in Houston. Many things purchased for UT System’s health campuses come across her desk at the UT System Supply Chain Alliance.

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3 Reasons Consumer Health Apps Are on the Rise (No, for Real This Time)

Posted by Niko Skievaski on Oct 19, 2016 10:08:16 AM

Patient engagement.

Some would say it’s a myth. Attempts to increase patient involvement in managing their health have been hurled from every angle, but it seems that until they are faced with a life-threatening illness, chronic diseases, or a broken bone, patients just can't be bothered to truly and proactively care about their health.

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