Brian McDaniel

Aspire to Inspire

Ron Gutman is the founder and CEO of HealthApp, Inc., a digital health company that empowers patients and physicians to communicate more effectively. He has developed Health Apps business model through a series of acquisitions and partnerships. HealthApp uses mobile technologies to make it easy to get answers from certified clinical professionals.


This, while allowing patients to set up appointments directly with doctors, book prescriptions, and plan their healthcare years. HealthApp also has an online doctors and an online directory of trusted medical professionals, making it easier for patients to find physicians and connect with them online. The distribution of this platform is led by Ron Gutman. 


Such leading venture capital investors back the company as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, and Google Ventures. Ron Gutman received his Bachelor’s Degree at Stanford University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. At Stanford, Gutman led a team of researchers to work on personalized health care.


He also co-chaired a “Healthy Life” project to study why some people eat healthier, exercise more, and live longer than others. This initial work led to his first startup, PharmPak, which helped retailers create personalized programs for their customers that improved their health and well-being. Ron Gutman founded Wellsphere in 2006, an online consumer health company,


This allowed individuals to manage their health records, track their health data, and join communities for peer-to-peer support. Healthcare expert Ron Gutman has lectured on the future of healthcare at such events as TEDMED, Singapore Health Dialogue, and TEDxEast. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek interviewed Gutman (Cbinsights). 

Gutman has won several awards and national recognition for his work in healthcare entrepreneurship. He received the inaugural Healthcare Entrepreneur Award from the Health Outcomes Institute and served on their advisory board. In 2011, Ron Gutman received the Kirk Halford Leadership Award from the American College of Cardiology for pioneering digital health work.