Introducing Our New CEO, Joe Murad

By Lisa Maki,


I am thrilled to announce a new milestone for PokitDok. Effective July 5th Joe Murad joined PokitDok as its CEO and member of its Board of Directors to continue PokitDok's fantastic growth. Over the past few years PokitDok has established a strong position in the healthcare market with its APIs, a platform approach to interoperability,  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: News

DOKCHAIN TAKES THE STAGE AGAIN - AT HEALTH 2.0 JAPAN

By Lisa Maki,


Earlier this year, live from the Health 2.0 main stage in Santa Clara, PokitDok's VP of Engineering, Tim Dunlevy, and I demo'd DokChain, PokitDok's implementation of blockchain for healthcare, for the very first time. Our friends at Health 2.0 asked us to give a similar presentation this week at Health 2.0 Japan - and we  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: API, Blockchain, Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism

DokChain Makes Formal Debut At Health 2.0

By Lisa Maki,


Last Tuesday, live from the Health 2.0 main stage in Santa Clara, an audience of nearly 2000 saw blockchain at work in healthcare, arguably for the very first time. My VP of Engineering, Tim Dunlevy, and I gave a demonstration of DokChain, PokitDok’s implementation of blockchain for healthcare. I also announced that Dartmouth Hitchcock Health  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Blockchain, Dev, Health Innovation

McKesson Ventures Makes Strategic Investment in PokitDok

By Lisa Maki,


Today, I’m proud to share that McKesson Ventures has made a strategic investment in PokitDok. As the venture capital arm of McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 11th on the Fortune 500, McKesson Ventures operates independently of McKesson Corporation and has a team dedicated to helping facilitate accelerated growth in strategically relevant healthcare businesses like ours. They  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Enterprise

2016: The Year of the Business of Health

By Lisa Maki,


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010, put healthcare under a microscope with its relentless focus on higher quality care at a lower cost. In response, this past year saw a rise in healthcare companies, old and new, creating applications to address everything from big data analytics to interoperability. Building applications  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise

Exciting News from PokitDok!

By Lisa Maki,


At PokitDok, our mission is clear: we want to make access to healthcare easy, informative, transparent and affordable for our customers, partners and ultimately, for you. To that end, we have been working diligently to improve healthcare interoperability via our API platform. Today, we’re honored to announce our Series B Funding, which will propel us  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Enterprise

The Unintended Side-Effects Of Health Reform: Increased Consumer Responsibility And Decreased Provider Revenues

By Lisa Maki,


It has been over 5 years since the President signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law providing healthcare reform from meaningful use to extended Medicaid and more. Probably one of the most controversial mandates of the ACA was universal health insurance coverage which has been in effect for over a year.  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise, Providers

Top 5 Predictions for Healthcare Consumerism in 2015

By Lisa Maki,


Across the country and the industry, from the Advisory Board Company’s annual summit in Nashville to World Congress’ annual gathering on Health Plan Innovation in Florida, “Healthcare Consumerism” is the dominant headliner. Healthcare leaders are no longer speculating as to whether or not healthcare consumerism will arrive, they’re addressing how to respond to it, now that  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism, Providers

MedTechVision 2014 Patient Keynote: Part Two

By Lisa Maki,


Introduction  Yesterday, in Part One of my Patient Keynote from the MedtechWomen conference, I shared my experience as a spinal injury patient and how that inspired me to start PokitDok.  I noted all the frustrations I had as a patient, especially as one who is fluent in the possibilities of technology. Today, in Part Two,  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism, Providers

MedTechVision 2014 Patient Keynote: Part One

By Lisa Maki,


Introduction On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, I gave the Patient Keynote at the MedtechVision conference to over 200 accomplished women, mostly in the fields of medical devices and biotech.  The MedtechVision conference is dedicated to drawing out what is relevant and actionable in the Med Tech industry as digital health advances.  This was my opportunity to share  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism, Providers