Digital Health Consulting from a Global Lens
VENTURE CAPITAL | HEALTHCARE | CONSULTING
An Innovation leader who develops winning strategies for digital health companies. Our holistic approach to digital health optimization includes technical solutions, stakeholder engagement and education, clinical workflow evaluation, and reporting capabilities to help companies prepare for and maximize revenue in the digital health ecosystem by focusing on long-term, high-growth potential.
Our 5-pillar approach:
- Digital health enablement
- Integrated data use and interoperability
- Workflow optimization
- Value-based payments framework utilizing industry models
- Revenue maximization utilizing CPT and ICD-10 coding strategies
- Mission-driven leader who uses technology to improve the lives of others.
- Engages with leaders in key areas of the business to forge relationships; understands challenges and strategic goals.
- Presents innovative solutions to executive leadership and leads global teams to align with corporate strategies, position the company for market success, and be ambitious about cultural innovation.
Tsahia & Company LLC | Founder & CEO
October 2020 - Present
Tsahia & Company, LLC provides strategic advisory services in value-based care to maximize reimbursement for early-stage digital health startups, small businesses, local and federal governments.
Blue Shield of California | Principal
2018 - October 2020 | San Francisco, CA
Created strategic plans for the management and execution of complex value-based models across various clinical specialties, including the identification of vendors to enhance programs and innovate across the enterprise.
Columbia University Medical Center | Progressive Leadership Roles
Directly managed a cross-functional team of 12 and numerous indirect reports via a project-based reporting structure. Worked cross-functionally with business units, including Finance, Patient Services, Research, HR, Compliance, Legal, IT, and Development, to guide innovation and mission alignment.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: Master of Health Administration (MHA), Health Policy & Management
CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics
SWEDISH HEALTHCARE ACADEMY: Study in Sweden and Estonia | 2017
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Tour in Cuba | 2017
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE (selected experiences)
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Special Events & Mentoring Committee Member: Plans events and provide mentoring to students | 2016 – Present
OPTICSURG: Adviser: Managed tech start-up that transforms surgery with augmented reality and connected partnerships, programs, and investors | 2016 – Present
HERITAGE HEALTH AND HOUSING: Board of Directors | 2017
Provided executive leadership to a federally qualified health center in Harlem, NY.
EDUCATION & PANELS (selected opportunities)
2021 VC University Online Certificate Course
Created in 2019 by Startup@BerkeleyLaw, NVCA, and Venture Forward, VC University ONLINE is the definitive online certificate course in venture finance. Through video lectures, office hours, interviews with leading venture capitalists, and interactive assessments, VC University ONLINE participants learn the nuts and bolts of venture finance.
2020 Embarc Collective | 37 Angels
Embarc Collective is an education nonprofit that helps Tampa Bay's startup talent build bold, scalable, thriving companies.The model behind Embarc Collective's offering is hands-on support and driven by the specific goals and needs of each member startup. Member companies receive customized, on-going coaching from their assigned Executive Advisor, an experienced startup operator serving on the Embarc Collective team, and function-specific support from Embarc Collective's on-staff specialists. Member companies are also invited to tailored, hands-on small-group sessions to help propel their company's growth. All of this support is provided inside Embarc Collective's 32,000 square-foot physical space located in downtown Tampa.
2020 Black Venture Institute
Access, insight, and community for Black operators looking to become angel and venture investors.
2020 Smart Investing in Digital Health
Columbia Business School
A new digital health series offering four programs that provide executives in the healthcare and life science industries with immediate, actionable insights in light of the current pandemic and its economic aftermath.
2020 Hacking Dermatology | Hackathon Mentor
Hacking Dermatology for skin equity now. Hacking Dermatology aims to shine a spotlight on skin health and to address the most pressing challenges for patients living with dermatologic conditions. The year-long initiative provides innovators with a framework to enable the formation of multi-disciplinary teams that are able to clearly identify a need in the field and to actualize their ideas. By engaging like-minded individuals in collaborative partnerships Hacking Dermatology seeks to generate and accelerate innovative technologies and products in dermatology.
2020 Minority Innovation Weekend | Podcast Guest & Conference Speaker
Minority Innovation Weekend is a weekend summit dedicated to aiding innovators of color launch tech-focused startups, exploring emerging technologies, and showcasing tech startups that have a founder or co-founder of color.
2020 Columbia University Venture Competition | Judge
This challenge is all about customer development and demonstrating product-market fit. Cash grants will be awarded to those teams that best prepare and present compelling and empirical evidence of market acceptance for their value propositions. For second-round submissions and final presentations, documented proof of business model viability must be provided. This proof may come in the form of qualitative and quantitative market surveys, customer development interview summaries, or current customer, revenue, or unit shipment counts.
October 2018 Becker's Annual CIO Conference | Panelist
"Women's Leadership & Diversity in Health and Health IT"
One of the largest attended panels of the conference. Shared my story about authenticity, fear and taking risk. Only presenter with a Silicon Valley lens and interest in the digital health tech industry.
February 2017 Mid-Career Alumni Networking Event | Panelist
How Physicians Can Add Value to the Digital Health Industry
Hosted table discussions with Columbia University physician alumni and introduced them to industry leaders, startups and other emerging companies in the health tech space. Physicians were interested in changing careers and inquiring how they could contribute to this booming and innovative industry.
March 2017 - May 2017 EMERITUS Institute of Management and MIT Sloan Executive Education
Innovation of Products and Services: MIT’s Approach to Design Thinking offered in collaboration with MIT Sloan Executive Education
Winning companies, such as Apple, Virgin, Toyota and others, innovate continuously because of their culture of design thinking – integrating the needs of people, the possibilities of technology and the requirements for business success.
February 11, 2017 United Way of New York City
Board Serve NYC Candidate Training
Training the board member candidates in nonprofit governance and actively preparing nonprofits to recruit, engage, and utilize new board members are integral components of BoardServeNYC.
November 2016 - May 2017 Coursera.org and PwC
Data Analysis and Presentation Skills: the PwC Approach
Make Smarter Business Decisions With Data Analysis. Understand data, apply data analytics tools and create effective business intelligence presentations. This specialization will include a project at the end of each of the 4 modules and a capstone project at the end of the specialization.