Telemedicine is About More than Just Technology, says Carena CEO

June 2, 2016

When Carena President and CEO Ralph Derrickson’s two daughters were born premature, he spent a great deal of time in hospitals. As a technology entrepreneur, the experience sparked his desire to build a better health care system and he’s been working to do so ever since.

In 2000, Ralph launched telemedicine company Carena, part of the Cambia family of companies, to change how people and their families access care and how providers deliver it. To him, telemedicine is about much more than just technology.

“We’re trying to build a better health care system, we’re not trying to sell telemedicine,” said Ralph in a recent MedCity News article titled “Carena CEO: Telemedicine should be about better care, not technology”.

The article goes on to explain that Ralph “sees virtual care as an inexpensive entry point for patients who may have difficulty navigating the healthcare system. He also sees it as an extension of that system rather than a stand-alone provider of consumer services.”

Read the entire MedCity News article: “Carena CEO: Telemedicine should be about better care, not technology”