Lisa Lavin is founder and CEO of Ōmcare, a subsidiary of Anser Innovation. Ōmcare is a digital health company pioneering products that enable remote care. Ōmcare extends the reach of caregivers and redefines medication adherence.
Lisa has over 25 years of experience building new business from the ground up within the healthcare and high-tech sectors. Lisa is active in local and national organizations that support entrepreneurialism and women in business. Lisa is a Minnesota Cup Division winner, Eureka Award winner for Innovation, was recognized by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal as one of 25 Woman to Watch, Minnesota Business’ Real Power 50 and The New York Observer’s 2020 List of the Hottest “Flyover Tech” Companies in Digital Health.
Ōmcare is a digital health company pioneering products that enable remote care in the home. Ōmcare extends the reach of caregivers and enables visual confirmation of real medication adherence, resulting in lower healthcare costs and healthier populations. Ōmcare is changing the way the world cares.
Board of Directors:
With the cost of healthcare rising out of control and the high growth of aging, mental health, and complex populations, it is clear that we need to look at more affordable ways to provide care. We need to bring care into the home – remotely. The future of care in the home requires a coordinated, secure, engaging interface that supports people with daily functions like taking their medications, as well as interacting with their clinicians remotely as needed to optimize health and independence for as long as possible.
Ōmcare uniquely enables one-touch human connection, remote care and remote visual confirmation of right pill, right time, right person. The economic (cost / lifesaving) benefits of the Ōmcare Home Health Hub is linked directly to improved medication adherence in the aging, mental health, and complex condition populations. For the first time, we will be able to deliver the right pill, at the right time, to the right person – remotely. What is currently costing $150 or more per day will now cost pennies per day, not to mention the cost savings due to the avoidance of hospitalization from adverse drug events.
Ōmcare will be the conduit of care for the home, will redefine medication adherence as right pill, right time, right person and will reduce healthcare costs for high-risk populations.
I believe a good leader leads like a goose.
Back in the beginning of my career, I was given an opportunity to lead a large department and a team of about 30 people. Being a “high achiever,” I was compelled to succeed at whatever cost. Unfortunately, in my attempt to achieve my goals, I left a lot of destruction in my wake. My leadership style was “bullish,” de-energizing and demoralizing to my team. While I thought I was leading, no one was following.
Fortunately, my boss saw what was happening and gave me a book to read entitled, Flight of the Buffalo. Boiled down, this book compares the leadership style of the buffalo compared to a goose. The buffalo-style leader is like the bull in china shop, clearly making her way through any obstacle, but leaving complete destruction in her wake. I was leading like a buffalo.
The goose leader is all about collaboration and shared leadership. When you see geese fly, the formation provides the means for the group to achieve much more together than any individual flying solo. And, the lead goose at the point of the ‘V’ formation is always changing – sharing the burden of leadership. When not in the lead position, each goose is honking and supporting the leader.
From that moment, I vowed that I would lead like a goose.
Seeing something you’ve developed make a difference in a person’s life. It’s happening every day!
Launch Ōmcare and watch it soar.
My favorite place is in the woods. Meditational walks in nature feeds my soul. This time of year, you will often find me “shed hunting” – following deer trails through the woods searching for antlers that have been “shed” by male deer in early spring.
Minnesota is the Medical Silicon Valley of the North and the Medical Alley Community is the “who’s who” of healthcare. Medical Alley is my go-to resource for all things medical. Thank you, Medical Alley!
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