Biz Stone said, “timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” This quote is a perfect description of Tom Lee, who shared with our listeners that his roots in healthcare business began in high school while washing dishes in an acute care facility - the business equivalent of starting in the mail room. He shares that when he was presented with the task of creating a facility from the ground up, he saw an opportunity to differentiate care delivery. Innovation appears to be in his DNA as well.
Over time Tom has developed an unparalleled reputation for both timing and recognizing business entry points. As we explored the impact of social media within the healthcare landscape, he emphasized that we have moved from discussions debating the benefit of an online presence, to how that presence is controlled. Tom describes the new obligations of providers to facilitate credible information and ultimately this realization gave way to the The Hashtag Project and his current venture, Symplur. You will be inspired by listening to Tom not only as he talks about his new ventures, but the why’s behind his innovations. He
mentions more than once how important it is to be nimble because healthcare is a dynamic playing field. One last observation, you can always recognize leaders because they take the time to mention those who have had a role in their success. I was not the least bit surprised by those he gave a shout out to because they are kindred spirits and will never be mistaken as shy. I know you’ll enjoy time with Tom, I did!
“…I was excited to be a part of change.”