The Benefits of Digitizing Credentialing with Charlie Lougheed

Adam Torres and Charlie Lougheed discuss the digitization of credentialing.

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Show Notes:

Credentialing has historically been a time consuming and oftentimes inefficient process. What if there was a better way?  In this episode, Adam Torres and Charlie Lougheed, CEO at Axuall, explore how Axuall is changing the face of credentialling.

About Charlie Lougheed

Mr. Lougheed is the CEO and co-founder of Axuall, a digitally secure network that connects credential holders, issuers, and subscribers, enabling more efficient deployment of human capital into critically important settings like healthcare.

Charlie co-founded and co-funded Explorys, now IBM Watson Health, in 2009 as a spin-off from Cleveland Clinic. Explorys became the leader in healthcare big data and value-based-care analytics, spanning hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers and over 60 million patients across the United States. Having amassed the World’s largest clinical data set, Explorys went on to serve the payer, life sciences, and pharmaceutical sectors by providing real-world evidence and insight for product planning, research, health economic outcomes research, and safety.

Prior to Explorys, Charlie co-founded Everstream in 1999, which later became the market leader in broadband and content analytics before being acquired by Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) in 2005. There he served as Chief Technology Officer and later President as the company enabling the world’s largest telecommunication and broadband media companies to leverage their data to exponentially scale their networks and broker better deals with their content providers.

Charlie has also been at the forefront of innovation within the financial services sector, having led online banking and consumer analytics at KeyBank, National City Bank, and PNC. Before entering the financial services sector, Charlie served as Lead Consultant with the Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group.

Mr. Lougheed is a frequent speaker at industry events and meetings including The White House, National Public Radio, This Week in Health IT, Health Unchained, Money Matters, John Carroll University School of Business Symposiums, Harvard Business School Alumni Club, North Coast Angel Fund Conferences, Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit, StartupScalup, CryptoCleveland, Data Days, Plug and Play, World of Watson, Blockland, DHG National Symposium, the HIMSS Conference, and the Health 2.0 Summit.

Charlie is also an active leader in his community, serving as co-founder and board member of Unify Labs, Chairman of The Lougheed Initiative Foundation, vice Chairman of Friends of Breakthrough Schools, United Way board member, and Chairman of the Galen Foundation. He is a principal partner in 23Bell, the investment group that led the initial round of financing for Explorys, as well as a member of the North Coast Angel Fund.

About Axuall, Inc.

Axuall is a digital network for verifying identity, credentials, and authenticity in real-time. We address a multi-billion dollar need to eliminate waste, prevent fraud, manage risk, and meet the demand for next-generation products and services in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, government, and other industries where proof matters. Axuall’s technology digitally fuses assertions with the corresponding digital signatures of authorized verifying entities, forming a cryptographic bond that is continuously re-verified and kept up-to-date. This enables a global network linking credential holders and subscribers, providing self-sovereign, portable, and real-time sharing of digital proof across the expanding marketplace and digital economy.    The demand for real-time digital proof within the healthcare space continues to skyrocket as organizations struggle with practitioner shortages, delivery channel expansion, and the growing needs of an aging population. Axuall enables healthcare systems to significantly reduce the paperwork burden on its practitioners while improving access to care, reducing operating costs, and accelerating revenue capture.

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