“Ego is like dust in the eyes. Clear the ego and see the world.” This quote describes the unfolding path of Nick Adkins from healthcare executive to kilt-wearing digital health evangelist.
A few of Nick’s initial stops were as a suit wearing MBA for the Vanderbilt Health Plans and a serial entrepreneur in Nashville. Nick attended Burning Man in 2010 for the first time and the dust cleared from his eyes. He returned to Nashville, ditched the suits, sold a company, and set out on a new adventure that took him to Portland, Oregon. Nick is a co-founder of ReelDx, the creators of the medvid.io open API for secure asynchronous video management, a break through in telehealth. He serves on the advisory board at Cloudbreak Health, one of the leading telemedicine platforms in the U.S. Nick also serves on the advisory board at doc.ai an AI company with the mission to decentralize precision medicine onto the blockchain. In the very near future, human biological profiles will be consumer-controlled, blockchain-based, AI-powered, and omics-data-centric.
Nick’s passion for seeing the awesomeness in people, connecting with them on a personal level, and sharing in their stories is what sets him apart from other leaders in healthcare. He has helped to push the industry to remember that patients/people/us are at the center of our work. His commitment to being present and open, listening to understand, and sharing heart speak, allow us to see the best of ourselves in each other.
Nick is also founder of the global pinksocks movement. We see the good in the world! When you believe it, you see it. Keep doing that!