Elemeno Health was co-founded in 2016 by UCSF Pediatric ICU Medical Director Arup Roy-Burman, MD, and veteran Electronic Arts (EA) Game Developer, Ed Nanale, to address a critical, unmet need in healthcare today: closing the knowledge-practice gap. We are a UCSF startup backed by leading seed-stage digital health investor, Launchpad Digital Health, Silicon Valley tech accelerator, Y Combinator, leading regulatory tech venture investor, Fenway Summer and Berkeley Angel Network.
Modern hospitals and other healthcare providers are characterized by sophisticated equipment, highly qualified professionals, and exquisitely formulated treatments as well as a stunning lack of tools to ensure that those resources (hardware, humans, and remedies) are applied correctly. Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the US. Elemeno’s co-founders decided to tackle this problem by developing a cloud-based solution for front-line healthcare teams. The Elemeno solution is a context-driven, microlearning solution to help front-line nurses, doctors and ancillary staff adhere to the consistent delivery of best practices at the point of care.
We are dedicated to improving the practice and delivery of healthcare through technology that matches the quality and convenience used in everyday life. Our SaaS solution is accessible from any device – from desktop to mobile. Healthcare teams can easily access their institutional best practice guidelines, up-to-date checklists and how-to videos as complicated best practices are simplified into concise, just-in-time learning. Social and gamification elements included in the platform enable frontline teams and management to give each other recognition and hold friendly departmental challenges.
Our Leadership Team
Arup Roy-Burman, MD
Co-Founder & CEO
Prior to founding Elemeno Health, Dr. Roy-Burman was Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Director of Transport, Access and Outreach for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. He is an institutional leader in efforts to elevate healthcare delivery in the inpatient setting, with focus on interprofessional workforce engagement and standardization of best practices.
Co-Founder & CTO
Ed Nanale is a veteran game developer who has shipped 20+ games at Electronic Arts, managing over 2 million online users. He is applying the lessons learned from building engaging games toward making hospitals a better place for healthcare workers and their patients.
Scott M. Cohen, MHA
Chief Client Officer
Scott brings extensive experience leading both developed and early stage companies in healthcare as former Vice President at athenahealth and former Director of Account Management at Healtheon/WebMD. Scott is thrilled to be part of our quest to radically improve the quality and safety of patient care.
VP of Sales & Business Development
Laine is a sales leader with a proven track record of delivering business results leading high performing sales teams. He is a hands-on leader with the ability to quickly identify issues, create executable action plans and drive a sense of urgency into the business. He was most recently VP of Sales for Appvance.ai and before that VP of Global Sales for 3scale, where the growth under his leadership led to an acquisition by Red Hat.
Carole A. Klove, RN, JD
Chief Nursing Officer, General Counsel
Carole has over 35 years of experience in healthcare as a nurse, an attorney (health care partner at Davis Wright Tremaine), and the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer at UCLA, Stanford, and a partner at Deloitte. Most recently, she led process improvement and governance projects at UCSF. Carole takes a practical approach to address healthcare operations, with an ultimate goal of improving systems and organization performance through innovation.
Our Advisory Team
Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE
Dr. Blouin is former EVP of Customer Relations at The Joint Commission, with a client base of more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs, with operating revenues exceeding $250M. Ann has 30+ years healthcare administration, consulting, and clinical nursing experience. She has worked with multiple health systems to improve operating cost efficiency and effectiveness, revenue management, care coordination, and quality and patient safety. Ann is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She is President and Founder of PSQ Advisory.
Christopher Olivia, MD, MBA
Dr. Olivia is former CEO of West Penn Allegheny Health System, an academic system with two tertiary teaching facilities, six hospitals and $1.8 billion in revenue with 13,000 employees. Chris initiated their merger with Highmark, which created the nation’s second largest integrated payer-provider system with $17 billion in annual revenue. He has 30+ years experience as a physician and executive, managing health insurance companies, hospitals, post-acute services, physician practices, technology and tech-enabled service companies. He recently served as CEO of VNSNY, the largest single market post-acute provider in the NYC region. As CEO, he also led the turnaround of Cooper Health System in NJ.
Gordon Tang, MD
Dr. Tang is Chair of the Dept of Surgery at Alta Bates Medical Center, where he also serves as Chief of Neurosurgery. Gordon has 20+ years experience in the care of adults and children. He has performed over 6,000 surgeries across a broad spectrum of medical systems, including Sutter, Kaiser, and John Muir. Prior to establishing his practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, Gordon trained at LA County Hospital/USC, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard, and Emory University. Gordon has authored over 100 publications and presentations while receiving national awards for spine, cerebrovascular and socioeconomic research.
Fred is CEO & Co-Founder of Launchpad Digital Health, the leading US early stage investor in digital health. He spent 20+ years in the technology, medical and digital health markets: Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and CFO of RxList (WebMD); CEO & CFO of HealthCentral; EVP & CFO of C8 MediSensors. 15+ years in research, investment banking, portfolio management with 100+ companies funded or sold. Current Board of Directors positions include Limelight Health, Hint Health, LifeDojo, Tueo Health, Moving Analytics, Stop, Breathe & Think, Wellstart Health, and Elemeno Health.