Top UCSF Primary Care Leader Bets on Health Technology, Joins RubiconMD to Transform Primary Care

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RubiconMD names Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola as first Chief Clinical
Transformation Officer

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RubiconMD, a leader in specialty eConsults, announced the addition of J.
Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, to the company’s senior leadership
team.


Dr. Olayiwola will join RubiconMD as its inaugural Chief Clinical
Transformation Officer, responsible for helping primary care
organizations using RubiconMD across the country transform their
clinical delivery models to meet the demands of value-based care. Dr.
Olayiwola will oversee the organization’s product implementation
efforts, as well as its specialty network covering over 120 specialties
and subspecialties.

Widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on primary care
transformation, Dr. Olayiwola is joining RubiconMD from the University
of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she serves as the Director of
the Center for Primary Care Excellence and as a practicing primary care
physician at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). She
has published and presented extensively on the value of eConsults in
enhancing primary care and optimizing the primary care-specialty care
interface, in addition to providing advanced primary care workshops,
trainings and lectures around the world. Prior to joining the faculty at
UCSF, Dr. Olayiwola served as the Chief Medical Officer at Community
Health Center Inc., the largest federally qualified health center in the
State of Connecticut. While there, Dr. Olayiwola developed one of the
earliest implementations of an eConsult program in the country. Since
moving to UCSF, she has partnered with the Center for Innovation in
Access and Quality, which manages one of the largest and most successful
eConsult programs in the nation. Through this partnership, Dr. Olayiwola
has supported numerous health systems across Northern California as they
transition to eConsult platforms to support value-based care and has led
key research on the impact of eConsults on the patient experience and
other aspects of healthcare’s “quadruple aim.”

“Plans and practices across the country are struggling to find ways to
efficiently meet the needs of their populations in this era of
value-based care,” said RubiconMD CEO & Co-founder, Gil Addo.
“Throughout her career, Dr. Olayiwola has been a leader in harnessing
technology to increase access to care for underserved populations. It’s
a privilege to work with someone so distinguished and talented who
believes in our mission to democratize medical expertise.”

“Primary care is the foundation of any robust healthcare system,” said
Dr. Olayiwola. “By focusing on the experience and needs of primary care
providers, who are often the bridge to specialty care access for
patients, RubiconMD has built a truly unique model with its eConsult
program. Amidst so much anticipated change in healthcare today,
particularly in Medicaid, the need and the opportunity to transform
primary care through technology-enabled services are only going to
expand. I couldn’t be more excited about joining RubiconMD to scale this
important work across the country.”

Dr. Olayiwola received her undergraduate and medical degrees from The
Ohio State University. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at
Columbia Presbyterian in New York, NY. Following this, she completed her
Masters in Public Health and a fellowship in Minority Health Policy at
Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, as a Harvard
University Fellow. She is a board-certified family physician and Fellow
of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Fueling its growth, RubiconMD raised a Series A in 2016, led by
Waterline Ventures and Alma Mundi Fund with participation from
California Health Care Foundation, Dioko Health Ventures, health tech
giant athenahealth and others.

Dr. Olayiwola will join RubiconMD full-time in March 2017.

About the Company

Launched in 2013, RubiconMD, a healthcare technology service, connects
primary care providers to top specialists, enabling quick remote
opinions that eliminate unnecessary visits, reduce patient wait time and
alleviate travel burden. Founded by two Harvard MBAs, we drive
meaningful results by bringing appropriate clinical expertise into the
primary care setting. For more information or to schedule a demo please
visit www.rubiconmd.com.

Contacts

For RubiconMD
Christine Jacobson, 860-834-1603
press@rubiconmd.com