Episode 590 of the “Making Waves at C-Level” podcast (formerly the “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast) is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members through insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This episode is an in-depth interview with David Franklin, founder and CEO of knowRX. Check out this conversation about leadership, company growth, helping employees thrive, and the city of Austin.
About David Franklin
David, a Navy veteran, is a seasoned technologist with more than 22 years of experience. He has participated in two IPOs and delivered more than 10 applications to the market. Over the last decade, Franklin has focused on cloud computing and machine learning for health care applications. He has studied at Moody Bible Institute (Biblical Studies), Penn State University (Organizational Leadership), and MIT (Machine Learning). David created knowRX after the passing of his father largely due to a medication-induced side-effect during an ICU stay.
The mission of knowRX is to establish a digital health platform to deliver relevant data and tools that empower patients to better assist physicians, health institutions, and innovators in providing them the best possible care. Their patient-centered platform reduces morbidity and mortality associated with drug treatment, reduces the impact of medication mismanagement on healthcare expenses and inefficient use of medical resources, and promotes patient influence on the development of healthcare innovations.
Their goal is to develop and deploy easy-to-use technology that continually improves in its ability to provide the data and platform that assists patients and caregivers in personalizing drug selection and providing near real-time feedback on drug intake performance, and treatment response for the best possible outcomes. knowRX seeks to remove the barriers to adherence in the use of drugs as prescribed and offer the information that promotes health and wellness specific to the individual.
knowRx uniquely provides alerts to assist patients in maintaining a prescribed drug intake schedule supported by alerts to an accountability partner to address missed doses. Patient self-assessments and data from wearables are captured in near real-time with programmed thresholds to notify caregivers. Alerts on intake performance and drug response to assess treatment effectiveness also provide the opportunity for caregivers to intervene to avoid minor issues becoming major adverse events.
Learn more at the knowRX website
About Thom Singer
After a successful career in sales and marketing, Thom Singer became a growth leadership speaker in 2009. A decade later he has brought his high energy presentations and action-oriented content to over 900 audiences. Thom knows that as the speaker or master of ceremonies he has a responsibility to set the tone for a strong conference attendee experience. Known as “The Conference Catalyst” he creates an atmosphere of fun and interaction that lasts beyond his presentation.
Thom earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in 2014 and is committed to the business of meetings. He is the author of 12 books and is the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast. On his show he has interviewed over 400 entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and others with a focus on discovering how the most successful people get farther across the gap between potential and results.
At 50 years old Thom decided to reinvent his life and make age 50 to 75 the best years of his life. This meant saying yes to things that scared him, and trying new things. Since that time Thom has jumped off buildings, took up running (and lost 30 lbs) and began performing stand up comedy.