Kent E. Dicks is a successful serial entrepreneur with 35+ years of experience providing dynamic and strategic leadership in new and emerging markets. Mr. Dicks has a broad range of experience across several business sectors, and is considered a thought leader in the Mobile and Digital Health space. As the founder of MedApps, Dicks led a dedicated team to improve legacy telehealth systems, and establish efficacy in using patient-centered mobile health solutions. MedApps addressed the needs of the chronic care population in order to keep them out of the hospital, allowed caregivers to intervene when necessary, and helped avoid expensive admissions and readmissions. Their new lighter and less costly solutions were disruptive to the large established players in the remote monitoring space, and proved effective in supplying near-real time biometric data to providers and EMRs, maximizing professional resources, keeping costs low and most importantly increasing patient engagement and adherence. As CEO & Founder of Life365, Mr. Dicks leads a new team in developing an exciting Digital Health as a Service (DHaaS) software platform, to allow the Integration, Alignment and Engagement of Digital Health solutions with Patients outside of the hospital in order to maximize Adherence, Quality of Care and ROI.
IEEE Spectrum Executive Editor Glenn Zorpette learns about the next generation of mobile medical "disappearables" from Kent Dicks.