We are builders and technologists who deeply care about expanding access to healthcare.
In January 2015, we built and deployed our first tech-based solution: a tablet-deployed healthcare management solution to bring digital records and intuitive clinical workflows to rural healthcare workers in India. We built bottom-up: through weeks in patient homes and clinics, our users taught us about designing mobile UI for folks with limited tech proficiency in low connectivity settings with little central IT infrastructure. The product is now being used every day by 60 healthcare workers to manage care for 120,000 patients at SEARCH Gadchiroli in India, and in Sierra Leone for care between Njala University Hospital and 25 remote clinics – and we'll be launching a social enterprise to scale this model through foundations to more NGOs and public health organizations.
Throughout this time, we spent days and shared meals with hundreds of patients, clinicians, midwives, public health workers, and hospital administrators as well as entrepreneurs, technologists, healthcare investors, and futurists in the US, India, Sierra Leone, and Italy.
We decided to focus on the global shortage lack of specialists. There are only 5000 oncologists in India, 16x and 40x fewer than in the US and the UK, respectively. A lack of specialist care, of course, produces adverse patient outcomes and significantly increases medical costs and deaths. We see organizations and health ministries working to bridge the gap between patients and specialists through cancer camps, tele-consultations via Skype and WhatsApp, and referral networks – but doing so in ways that don't optimize for quality, speed, clinical+outcomes data generation, and medical education. We aim to change that with Relay.
Prior to Invoq Health, Mayank co-founded Inscites Research Inc., a data platform for researchers to share lab data and collaborate on their experiments. He was an Innovation Fellow at Apervita, an Illinois Innovation Fellow for his mobile health project in Sierra Leone with UIUC’s Global Health Initiative, and was asked to share his work at the Bologna E-Health Conference.
BS Computer Science, University of Illinois
Apervita Innovation Fellow
Illinois Innovation Prize Finalist
Prior to Invoq Health, Ryan was an Associate Director in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he raised $9 mil in support of courses and programs in entrepreneurship education that he founded, including the award- winning iVenture Accelerator. He’s advised 37+ ventures, including those in healthcare IT, medical device, and ag-tech.
BS Finance+Marketing, University of Illinois
US State Department CLS Fellow
Watson University Social Enterprise Fellow
Hive Global Leader
Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar, MD, MBA, PhD
Founder of the Asian Cancer Institute in Mumbai
Chair-elect of the ASCO International Affairs committee
Dr. Noah Isserman
Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gates Scholar, Cambridge University
Design partner at Google Ventures
Former creative director for Digg
Co-founder of Milk, acquired by Google Ventures
CEO of Impact Infotech, an IT services business with 3300 employees across every Indian state
Dr. Nancy Harvey PhD
Former CEO of Wolfram Research
Managing Director at University of Chicago's Polsky Center
Senior Advisor, Abbvie
Former Executive Director of Medical Affairs, Horizon Pharmaceutical
Paul Magelli Jr.
CEO of Apervita
Former CEO of Apertio (acquired by Siemens for $250mil)