100 of South Florida’s most influential people weigh in on current events. Read their thoughts on the biggest stories of the week and see what they think will make headlines next week.
Daniel Cane, President and CEO, Modernizing Medicine
Last week: This has been a busy week, but I think that Brexit is the story of the week. The vote for Britain to leave the European Union will have unknown and far-reaching implications across the globe for decades to come.
Looking ahead: From the healthcare perspective, the subject that’s most on my mind is how we share patient data across the continuum of care. For such a technologically advanced country, we are painfully behind others in our ability to get healthcare information into the right hands at the right time. It’s time to do something about that.
About Dan Cane
Daniel is CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. In 2015 Daniel was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year® and the 2015 Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, as well as honored by Florida Governor Rick Scott with the Business Ambassador Award. In 2014 the Sun Sentinel announced that Daniel earned the title of Excalibur Awards Palm Beach Small Business Leader of the Year for 2013. He was also named a Palm Beach County Ultimate CEO by the South Florida Business Journal in 2013.
Since founding the company in 2010, Daniel has led his team to raise over $85 million in funding and to employ approximately 500 employees.
Daniel has led the company through two acquisitions. In 2015, the company acquired gMed, Inc. to offer a full suite of gastroenterology-specific products and services, and in 2014 acquired Aesyntix Health, Inc., enabling Modernizing Medicine to provide revenue cycle management and inventory management to its customers.
Frequently invited to speak at various forums around the State of Florida and across the country, Daniel had the honor to present with co-founder Michael Sherling at IBM Impact 2014 during the keynote “IBM Watson and the Art of Possible – Combining Cognitive Systems with Mobile.” He was the keynote speaker at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Technology Leaders of the Year awards and participated in the first TEDxDelrayBeach event “The Human Experience” in 2013. At the United Nations (U.N.) headquarters in New York, he served as a panelist at the Economic and Social Council Civil Society Forum: “Building Partnerships in the Field of Education through Science, Technology and Innovation.” Daniel has also spoken on South Florida Technology Alliance CEO panels and at other local technology and business events.
An entrepreneur, Daniel has a BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University, where, as an undergraduate, he co-founded Blackboard Inc., raised over $100 million in venture capital and in 2004 helped take the company public on the NASDAQ (BBBB). In 2011, Blackboard was sold for $1.6 billion.
Active in the local community, Daniel serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board at the South Florida Science Center and is on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Palm Beach County. Additionally, Governor Rick Scott appointed Daniel to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees for a term beginning August 2013 and ending January 2018; in 2015 he was elected as vice chair. He is an active mentor to entrepreneurs, and a member of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, the Boca Chamber of Commerce and several local advisory boards.