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Douglas Trauner


Douglas Trauner is a leading authority on the subject of improving patient care-coordination through the adoption of communication and collaboration technologies. He is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence in the Secretary’s office of the Veterans Administration Center for Innovation (www.innovation.va.gov). At the VA, Mr. Trauner is working to improve how patient care coordination and veteran services can more effectively be delivered through VA and non-VA health care providers, community organizations, care givers and family members. Mr. Trauner is also co-chair of the Federal Communication Commissions  mHealth Task Force which has been focusing on reducing the barriers to the adoption of mobile technology.
In 2007 Mr. Trauner founded Health Analytic Services, Inc. and launched the TheCarrot.com in 2008, which is an award‐winning, mobile and online service to help healthcare providers coordinate discharge planning, chronic care services and patient self‐management. Its clinically validated platform offers solutions for reducing readmissions, managing post‐discharge care and enhancing wellness. Mr. Trauner previously co‐founded PM Squared, Inc., a health care information company providing financial and actuarial services, which was acquired by United Healthcare. Mr. Trauner has an engineering degree from the University of California at San Diego.


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