Forthright Health is the culmination of learning from a 10 year mission that began with unfortunate family healthcare experiences. Forthright Health’s founder, Tom Valenti, initially created a technology-based tool called ConnectAde, which was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies” in 2011. Tom realized he needed to expand the mission as without a wholesale change in the way healthcare is delivered, technology will not transform healthcare like it has with nearly every other industry.
As the next step in the mission, Tom was COO and co-created the first Direct Primary Care medical practice in Michigan, BlueSky Health, as a means to change the heart of healthcare.
However, Tom learned that Direct Primary Care and Concierge Medicine are extremely difficult delivery models to scale to large patient populations through a retail model. This led to the creation of Forthright Health, linking the needs of employers and physicians.
Tom has written extensively in publications such as TechCrunch, The Detroit News, KevinMD, and TheHealthCareBlog in addition to testifying multiple times in front of state legislatures. You can view all of his writings, presentations, and media interviews on his LinkedIn page or by searching online.
Tom spent the first six years of his professional career as a convertible bond arbitrage trader in New York City. Tom is a fortunate father and husband, and holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
His entire career history is on his LinkedIn page. Please get in touch with him!