Welcome to Our Breaking Health Podcast Channel
Conversations between VCs and entrepreneurs typically occur in boardrooms or coffee shops. In the Breaking Health Podcast, you get a seat at the table. Healthcare VC Stephen Krupa, Managing Director of the Psilos Group, brings his investor insight to revealing conversations with the most disruptive CEOs in healthcare. Listen to understand how these leaders are building the companies – and fostering the cultures – that will change everything.
Vijay Kedar, co-founder and CEO of Tomorrow Health, was raised in a family of physicians, often joking that he was “pre-med coming out of the womb.” However, it wasn’t until he took on managing his mother's care through stage III colorectal cancer and acute respiratory distress syndrome that the idea for Tomorrow Health was born. In this episode, Kedar speaks with host Steve Krupa about using technology to coordinate high-quality home-based care for patients and families who find securing such care increasingly difficult to navigate.
Kedar also discusses how home-based care improves health outcomes, alleviates the administrative and healthcare burden for providers, and is often the most economical option for patients requiring long-term treatment. He says, “Treating a patient with the same conditions at home can be one-tenth the cost of doing so in a hospital-based setting and one-third the cost of doing so in a post-acute setting like a skilled nursing facility.” Kedar goes on to outline how Tomorrow Health’s launch during the pandemic essentially changed how home-based care was ordered, delivered, and purchased to meet an ever-growing demand.
Vijay Kedar, MBA, Co-Founder and CEO, Tomorrow Health
Vijay Kedar is the CEO and co-founder of Tomorrow Health. Backed by a16z, BoxGroup, and Obvious Ventures, Tomorrow Health is America’s trusted partner for home-based care. Vijay started Tomorrow Health when his mother battled acute respiratory distress syndrome. After four months in the ICU, his mother returned home only to face the fragmented process of coordinating the durable medical equipment and supplies she would need for recovery.
Tomorrow Health streamlines the home-based care process to center patients while providing coordinated workflows and cost savings to payors, providers, and DME suppliers. Under Vijay’s leadership, they’ve partnered with more than 125 leading health plans and hospital systems across 29 states, brought on an active advisory board of leaders from Humana, BCBS, HHS, and Tenet Healthcare, and grown a stellar team of alums from Amazon, Flatiron Health, Warby Parker, and Uber.
Before Tomorrow Health, Vijay spent several years helping to scale Oscar Health, leading care management strategy and operations to support chronically ill patients through home-based interventions. He is an alum of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and made his way to Oscar after years in private equity at Goldman Sachs, where he evaluated $1.1 billion in investments across health care, technology, and energy.