Mr. Trauner founded Health Analytic Services, Inc. in 2007 and launched the care-coordination platform of TheCarrot.com in 2008 to enable healthcare providers to improve the management of outpatient care. Mr. Trauner is a frequent speaker on the subject of patient engagement and privacy and previously co-founded PM Squared, Inc., a health care information company that was acquired by United Healthcare. Mr. Trauner has an engineering degree from the University of California at San Diego. TheCarrot.com is an award-winning, mobile and online service that helps healthcare providers coordinate discharge planning, chronic care services and patient self-management. Using TheCarrot.com, patients can follow prescribed protocols to track and manage their health progress for thousands of health measures. Users maintain strict privacy control for the sharing their health information with care organizations, family members or individuals in online communities.
A discussion of the opportunities, potential, and challenges of mHealth technology adoption in patient service industries.