Amanda Havard is a second-generation tech entrepreneur with a passion for finding innovative and disruptive technological solutions that create streamlined user experiences. She has history of using her so-called Zero Interface app architecture for improving upon and recreating established formats and practices in legacy industries. Her ventures have focused on technological evolution by drawing on her background and research in cognitive development to critically consider the logistics, use, and architecture of technology.
She co-founded Health: ELT with her father, a legendary healthcare entrepreneur and disrupter. Quickly renowned in the field, she has spoken on the subject at the national conferences for the Medicaid Health Plans of America, in both 2014 and 2015 at the National Association for States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) annual meetings on Home and Community Based Services, and she is forthcoming a faculty speaker for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in 2016. She was recently nominated to the Office of the National Coordinator’s Health IT Strategy committee by Louisiana Medicaid’s Chief Medical Officer, the Executive Director of NASUAD, and a C-suite executive at Centene, the largest Medicaid health plan in the country. She has been invited by state officials and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to talk about innovation, technology, and accountability in public health endeavors.
She is also the Founder and Creative Director for Immersedition, an intelligent interactive book format which draws on her own experience as a fiction writer to help rethink the traditional reader experience by connecting the book to relevant material outside the text itself in a dynamic, intuitive way.
Both of these initiatives draw extensively on her background and training in cognitive development at Vanderbilt University, including her work as a fellow with Vanderbilt’s Peabody Research Institute. She graduated from Vanderbilt with honors with both her Bachelor’s of Science in 2008 and her Master of Education in 2010. She holds two patent-pendings for technology and methodology she has architected and developed as a part of her two entrepreneurial startup endeavors.
L. Cade Havard
L. Cade Havard is an entrepreneur and visionary who has built and led many companies from startup through high growth phases. Distinguished by his vast knowledge and application of sound operational and management principles, and work with diverse financial models in disruptive spaces, Cade has a history of inciting innovative change in legacy industries.
He currently serves as Executive Chairman of Health: ELT, a company that provides Medicaid engagement, logistics, and technology services and products that aim to tackle the most significant problems facing Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) today. Through the integrated use of web dashboard tools and mobile apps for use in home health and field assessing, Health: ELT offers MCOs a chance to better coordinate care for members, gain detailed insight into their own medical data, and more effectively engage members in their own healthcare.
He has worked with computers since his first job running a mainframe in 1969. His earliest codewriting dates back to 1971. After spearheading small revolutions in programming for a variety of companies, he ventured into investment banking, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions, garnering extensive experience in each area.
But for the past 20 years, his core focus has been healthcare services and technologies. His start in healthcare began when he founded Sterling National Corporation, which provided factoring services to many types of entities. Learning of the complex procedures and payments of health insurance companies and PPOs, Cade saw a unique opportunity to apply his disruptive vision and expertise to a new industry segment.
Capitalizing on experience gained from this innovative step, Cade founded Electronic Transmission Corporation (ETC) in 1994 to provide computer automation services for medical claims. He successfully pioneered the first automation model fueled by the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on medical claims, which was massively innovative at the time and has gone on to become the industry standard for service companies and healthcare vendors today. The first to apply Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to healthcare information and claims, he was able to automate the process and bring an entire industry into the future. The model he developed was used by such companies as Wal-Mart, MAPCO, Champion International, Reynolds & Reynolds, and Borden’s.
In 1998, Cade founded ECOM-PPO by engineering a better way to select and manage PPO relationships for claims payers. His work resulted in saving billions of dollars on medical spending over the course of a decade while helping patients retain continuity of care. He grew this company out of an investment of $763,000 from two friends who netted over $11 Million from their investment across Cade’s ten-year tenure at ECOM. The company was sold to Goldman Sachs in 2008.
After leaving ECOM, he invested diversely in several ventures across digital media and interactive technologies, Medicaid engagement services, and provider database management. In 2013, Cade had a clear vision of a synergy between these three industries and business models. He would go on to form Health: ELT at this exact intersection, where sleek, consumer-styled mobile apps and web tools could connect sophisticated databases, analytics, and modeling to inform those who served Medicaid populations. Founding Health ELT with his daughter, a young veteran of the most forwardthinking utilization and development of touchscreen technologies, the two have taken great strides to enable health plans to make Medicaid a more effective, streamlined, and accountable form of healthcare.
Chief Technology Officer
Clayton Gulick is an experienced technical leader and entrepreneur with over 20 years of industry expertise. Clayton has helped guide and develop the technology that drove several startups to success, as well as powering Fortune 500 companies. From embedded systems on 8-bit microcontrollers, to large scale social networks, to medical claims processing and EHR systems, Clayton has demonstrated a depth of technical knowledge rarely seen in the industry.
A military veteran, Clayton learned at a young age important lessons about quality leadership that he continues to apply to his management style today. He believes that high quality software starts with a high quality development team, and he recruits only the finest developers for his projects.
At Health ELT, Clayton has coupled the best developers with the most cutting edge technology available, and the result has been the revolutionary healthcare engagement and logistics platform that Amanda and Cade Havard envisioned. Combining the power of advanced geospatial visualization and analytics with future facing mobile technology, the Coord platform is poised to completely redefine Medicaid and Medicare member management, assessment and care delivery.