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Dr. Schneider’s interest in medicine began when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a preteen living in a small rural Minnesota town. After becoming a physician, her journey to CEO started with a return to her roots and a desire to help decrease the exorbitantly high mortality rates observed in rural communities across the nation.
In this episode, host Steve Krupa speaks with Dr. Jenny Schneider, CEO of Homeward Health, about the company’s recent launch, how it leverages technology to scale healthcare for underserved patients, and the mobile clinic that builds trust with rural communities and increases access to care. Schneider says, “The good and bad news about healthcare is that it’s so highly inefficient that there’s a lot that can be improved… Our ability to engage and allow people to interact with the healthcare system allows them to improve their health and ultimately costs less money.”
Dr. Jennifer Schneider is the chief executive officer of Homeward, a company focused on improving access to high-quality, affordable, and comprehensive care in rural communities. Growing up in the small town of Winona, Minnesota, and being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a young age, she experienced first-hand the lack of primary and specialty care that millions of families across rural America deal with daily. This experience fueled her passion for creating a new approach to comprehensive, value-based care in rural America.
Previously, Dr. Schneider served as the chief medical officer and president of Livongo. While there, her team led the company through the largest consumer digital health Initial Public Offering in history and the industry’s largest merger between Livongo and Teladoc Health, valuing Livongo at $18.5 billion and beginning a new era of consumer-centric virtual care. She also served as chief medical officer of Castlight Health.
Dr. Schneider has been honored by Modern Healthcare as one of the “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives” and by Fierce Healthcare as a “Woman of Influence” for empowering women and modeling diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Dr. Schneider is also on the Health Assurance Acquisition Corp, Revolution Health Acquisition Corp, Cityblock, Sword, and Jasper boards.
Dr. Schneider completed her bachelor's degree in biology at the College of the Holy Cross. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her master’s degree in Health Services Research from Stanford University.