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Our MissionWe care about solving America’s provider data problem.

At BetterDoctor, we believe that finding the right healthcare provider shouldn’t be difficult. Our mission is to improve the flow and quality of healthcare data so patients can quickly get the care they need when they need it.

Helping patients find the right providers when they need them starts with helping health plans, provider groups, health care systems and health start up companies get high quality data. We build tools to bring trust, confidence, and transparency to the process of finding a doctor.



Our StoryAn opportunity to make accurate provider data widely available.

When Ari Tulla moved to California from Finland, he faced complex health issues in his family and needed to find the right doctor to work with. He wasted months searching the web, calling offices and trying to find a doctor who could help and figure out what’s wrong.

“There has to be a better way,” he thought. He had been solving problems with technology for over ten years. Ari set out to solve the doctor finding puzzle with his Nokia colleague, Tapio Tolvanen.

Ari and Tapio initially built BetterDoctor’s consumer service that let patients search local providers based on specialty, accepted insurance plans, and conditions. Patients were also able to see patient feedback and doctor to doctor referrals to identify the right doctor. They added all 1,000,000 doctors and dentist to the database and the BetterDoctor consumer service helped over 20,000,0000 people find the right doctor.

While running the service, the BetterDoctor team discovered that online information about providers was often incorrect. Without accurate information it’s impossible for patients to find the care they need. BetterDoctor team decided to fix the root of the problem, inaccurate provider data, and offer the accurate data to the whole healthcare market.

Today, BetterDoctor helps validate and deliver accurate provider data to health plans, health systems, and hundreds of other companies — from startups to publicly traded ones.

BetterDoctor connects the health care industry with quality data.

Leadership

Ari Tulla

CEO & Co-FounderAri Tulla

Ari is the CEO and Co-Founder of BetterDoctor. Prior to BetterDoctor, Ari led Nokia’s game and application studios where he was responsible for the creation of thousands of mobile apps with over 100M downloads. Ari has over a decade of experience on creating new delightful consumer products and experiences.

Tapio Tolvanen

CTO & Co-FounderTapio Tolvanen

Tapio is the CTO & Co-Founder of BetterDoctor. Prior to BetterDoctor, Tapio spent a decade heading technology at Nokia, where he was managing and building a variety of technologies from network equipments and mobile devices to consumer facing software platforms and products. During his time at Nokia, Tapio lived in Europe, Asia and North America.

Andrew Kobylinski

Head of Business DevelopmentAndrew Kobylinski

As Head of Business Development, Andrew leads BetterDoctor's data and API business. Andrew has over ten years experience creating new products and bringing them to market at healthcare startups. Creating a solution to inaccurate provider data is his latest passion.

Paul Whitaker

VP of Business DevelopmentPaul Whitaker

Paul is the VP of Business Development at BetterDoctor. Before working at BetterDoctor, Paul led Nokia's preload business and was responsible for ensuring that new devices were shipped with the latest games and other applications from 3rd party developers. Paul has 15 plus years experience working with startups and as an "intrapreneur", building and managing new programs inside large organizations.

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CEO & Co-Founder, BetterDoctorAri Tulla

Ari is the CEO and Co-Founder of BetterDoctor. Prior to BetterDoctor, Ari led Nokia’s game and application studios where he was responsible for the creation of thousands of mobile apps with over 100M downloads. Ari has over a decade of experience on creating new delightful consumer products and experiences.

CTO & Co-Founder, BetterDoctorTapio Tolvanen

Tapio is the CTO & Co-Founder of BetterDoctor. Prior to BetterDoctor, Tapio spent a decade heading technology at Nokia, where he was managing and building a variety of technologies from network equipments and mobile devices to consumer facing software platforms and products. During his time at Nokia, Tapio lived in Europe, Asia and North America.

Founding Managing Director, Health Catalyst Capital Management LLCCharles Boorady

Charles Boorady founded Health Catalyst Capital Management (HCCM). With three decades of healthcare investment, information technology experience, and a network of industry veterans, he has invested in select entrepreneurial teams focused on building high growth healthcare information technology and service businesses that make a positive social impact by improving outcomes and value.

CEO, Exhale Advisors LLC & Former Chief Innovation/Tech Officer, AetnaMichael Palmer

Michael is an investor in BetterDoctor and lifelong healthcare and technology enthusiast. He studied computer science at Maryland and has since worked to apply it to challenging business problems. After 18 years at Accenture serving clients in strategy and global transformation programs, he joined Aetna to launch the Aetna Innovation Labs – driving clinical, technology and digital innovations into the healthcare ecosystem. He played a key role in launching Aetna's new Consumer Business and reinvented Aetna's Digital landscape to make healthcare simpler and easier for Consumers to navigate.

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