Los Angeles (LA)

Healthcare CEO Executives Group

3rd Friday of the month from | 9 am РNoon | Los Angeles, CA


Friday, January 21, 2021

Opening Discussion Topic:

The Implications of COVID’s Latest Variant/s

With Omicron on a rampage, despite best intentions to meet in person in January, we’ll be Zooming again.

That said, COVID has made all of us armchair epidemiologists, as we read the latest news on how Omicron is spreading, infecting, and disrupting life internationally. And, of course, the reason we read about it is, it’s impacting our healthcare businesses and our lives!

To kick-off our Members’ Discussion, we’ll look to hear how you and your organization are adapting to this latest variant to The New Normal.

Our Featured Guest Member will be Uri Blackman, CEO of GIDEON Informatics Inc., (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network), which licenses their interactive database of 360+ infectious diseases (with history, geographic spread, and treatment) to hundreds of institutions, including the World Health Organization, CDC, hospitals, and prominent universities and government organizations worldwide. GIDEON was co-founded 30 years ago (with Stephen Berger, MD, a renowned epidemiologist now at Tel Aviv Med Center), when Uri was in undergrad at Tel Aviv University. Since then, the company has grown steadily, but now – largely because “epidemiology is hot,” it’s on the cusp of explosive growth – and Uri wants to hear your recommendations for how to best harness this interest in infectious disease to expand GIDEON’s reach.

Uri Blackman was raised in South Africa and Israel, where he was an IDF commander and received a BA in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, before immigrating to the U.S., earning his MBA from Stanford. Concurrent with being the CEO of GIDEON, early tech leadership roles included being a Sr. Product Manager at Netscape and in Business Development at AOL. Later, he held senior positions at several tech startups, including Oloop, Speedbit, and UberMedia (an Idealab company). He was also Chairman of the Technology Council of Southern California, and is a Tech Coast Angels member.


Upcoming Session Dates

Jan 21……Feb 18……Mar 18……Apr 15……May 20……Jun 17……Jul 15……Aug 19……Sep 16……Oct 21……Nov 18……*Dec 7 combined with OC

Our Los Angeles Healthcare Round Table meets (via Zoom or sometimes with an In-Person option) on the third Friday of each month (*unless a holiday or special event alters the date).

Past Meeting Information

  • Using Co-branding to Leverage Your Brand
  • Meet Angle Health: The Health Plan Startup for Startups
  • Gov. Newsom Expands Mental Health Parity
  • Predicting What's Next in The New Normal
  • Adopting the Mindset of an Innovator
  • Diagnostic Breakthroughs for the 21st Century
  • Implications of the Expanded World of Telehealth
  • Getting Back to a New Normal
  • Even During a Pandemic, the Business of Healthcare Must Go On
  • Your COVID-19 experience to date: with employees, clinicians, patients, and yourself AND Infection Control in the Age of COVID-19
  • Lessons Learned from Successful Transactions & Turnarounds
  • Lessons from Business Expansion & Integration (in an era of declining reimbursement)
  • How to Accelerate Bringing New Healthcare Product/Service Ideas to Market
  • Chapter 2 of the Retailization of Healthcare