Invest in the leading edge of healthcare technology

Providing an opportunity for medical clinicians and health care professionals to invest

WHO ARE OUR INVESTORS?

Global Health Impact Fund (GHIF) is a Strategic Venture Capital Investment Network. Our investor-focused model invests exclusively on behalf of our clinician and healthcare professional investor network. We provide an opportunity for these professionals to participate in a diversified portfolio of early-stage healthcare technology companies. These businesses are revolutionizing the healthcare industry, but the vast majority of clinical professionals are simply observers to changes that will upset their practices and worldview. GHIF offers a potent alternative to that scenario. 

Our network isn’t a passive investor base – GHIF investors will directly help shape the technological cutting edge as executive advisors to the Fund. We care not just for your investment, but also for your opinions and participation. Our typical prospective investment will be seeking between $250K and $2M in capital. For businesses looking for more than $2M in capital, we have the flexibility to co-invest alongside other strategic venture partners who meet our standards for commitment to healthcare improvement.

Invest in what you know

 

Global Health Impact Fund is an early stage, strategic venture capital fund providing an opportunity for medical clinicians to invest in the leading edge of healthcare technology.

Failure to perform appropriate hand hygiene is a leading cause of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), and nearly 2mm patients suffer from HAIs annually. This adds an estimated $40 billion annually in incremental treatment costs. Hangenix Solutions has developed a data-management system for automated monitoring of hand hygiene protocols at medical centers to track and encourage behavioral adherence to protocols.

 

Sensifree has developed a continuous, noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring solution, based on their proprietary NEST (Noninvasive Electromagnetic Sensing Technology) platform. Their first product has beat-to-beat, cuff-less BP, in a reading and waveform display as accurate as an invasive arterial line. As the lead investor, GHIF partnered with Samsung’s Venture arm and Translink Capital to fund Sensifree to their FDA submission.

 

Elemeno simplifies hospital best practices into concise, just-in-time learnings at the point of care. The team, led by Dr. Arup Roy-Berman, has built a SaaS-based platform for healthcare teams to easily access their institutions’ best practice guidelines, up-to-date checklists, and how-to videos. Social and gamification elements included in the platform enable frontline teams and management to give each other recognition and hold friendly departmental challenges. 

Raydiant Oximetry has developed a safe and non-invasive technology fetal heart rate monitoring system that directly monitors a baby’s oxygenation during birth. The technology directly determines the fetal oxygen level using a safe, external, single-use sensor that complements existing fetal Doppler and integrates seamlessly into the current monitoring system. Once approved by the FDA, we expect it to become the standard of care for fetal monitoring during childbirth. 

Somnoware has built a unified SaaS platform for respiratory healthcare management that reduces cost and improves outcomes. They automate the diagnostic workflow, integrate data from 150+ devices/software systems, and provide predictive analytics to care providers. Their platform has shown a 44% reduction in diagnosis time and 19% improvement in therapy adherence. The company already has close to $4mm in annual recurring revenue. 

Plethy is a joint care solutions company that has built a platform to drive patient adherence and empower people to manage their join care at home. Plethy delivers a cloud-based care management platform that reduces costs for physician groups and hospitals while increasing revenue per patient across both pre- and post-surgery stages of care. 

Uberdoc is a direct-pay healthcare marketplace where consumers can schedule and pay for quality health care at a set price online using their HSA or credit card and is focused on the self-insured corporate market. According to a recent report, 50mm workers and their dependents receive benefits through self-insured group health plans, representing 33% of the 150mm total participants in the private employment market.

GHIN

GHIN is  building a robust global health professional driven network of communities across professions and specialties.

Global Health Impact Network (GHIN) is the place where Healthcare Professionals collaborate on the future of Digital Health Innovation.

We’re a global community of like-minded healthcare professionals who share a common vision “empower healthcare professionals to actively participate in shaping the evolving digital healthcare revolution.”

The  HandzIn collaborative platform  is focused on Digital Healthcare Innovation. Handzin has branded itself as the go-to work collaboration tool for non-federated organizations.

HandzIn creates workspaces for teams, groups and partnerships.  

All data and information is protected and there’s no mining of private data

What does GHIF offer for companies?

GHIF presents a team of Principals with over seventy-five years of experience in business and healthcare. Our client firms gain access to support resources and business development opportunities through our network of alliances. Through these connections and yours, when you join us, we make it possible for competent solutions to achieve faster adoption. As our clients grow, so does your GHIF portfolio value. We work hand-in-hand with our client management teams to build successful scalable business and revenue models. When our successful clients exit or are otherwise acquired, we all realize a quantum increase in financial and practice value

Management

Orrin Ailloni-Charas MD, MBA

CEO

Gary A Goldman DDS MD

Founding General Partner
Managing Director

Robert “Bob” Sweeney

General Partner
Managing Director

Chris Kager MD

General Partner
Chief Medical Officer

Dave Goldman

General Partner
Director of Finance

Shirin

Shirin Ahmed

COO

Advisors

Mukesh Advani

Mukesh Advani

General Counsel

Janet Goldman

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Robert G Darling

Emergency Medicine

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Gita Channan

Family Medicine, Biochemistry

News

The Disenfranchised Physician—The Costly Impact of Prejudice

June 28th, 2020

They don’t just call it The Era of Healthcare and Medical Sectors!

June 21st, 2020

Digital health stocks are surging because ‘suddenly now we’re in the future’

May 27th, 2020

The Disenfranchised Physician—Employment

May 13th, 2020

 

“She reminds me of her Hippocratic oath”

April 16, 2020

Impact Investments Rise Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

April 10, 2020

Our Partners

Orrin Ailloni-Charas, MD, MBA

Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, earned his MD at the NYU School of Medicine, and earned his MBA from Columbia University.  He completed his residency as a specialist in anesthesia at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and served from 2003-2016 as the Chief Financial Officer of a large private anesthesia practice in San Francisco. From 2016-2018, Dr. Ailloni-Charas was the Vice President of Clinical Investments at AngelMD, where he developed an evaluation platform and funding process for healthcare startups as well as built a large network of experts to support due diligence and investment. In 2018 until early 2020, he worked at RedCrow as Managing Director where he developed a comprehensive, qualitative and quantitative analytical platform for evaluating startups. He also produced and hosted a web-based show in partnership with NASDAQ which was focused on healthcare startups.    Prior to 2016, he held several consulting positions with digital health and biopharma companies, including with Pacira and HealthTap.

 

Dr. Ailloni-Charas is the CEO and Managing Partner of the Global Health Impact Fund(GHIF), a venture fund focused on  investing in early stage healthcare innovation. The GHIN is physician-led and physician-driven and leverages the expertise of large networks of physicians and domain experts with its proprietary, data science platform. The insights and experiences of the physician leaders, filter through the analytical engine provide the basis for improved investing outcomes by allowing for better understanding of the clinical and business challenges early stage healthcare startups encounter.

 

Dr. Ailloni-Charas draws on his experience of 25 years in the clinical practice of anesthesia at top medical institutions as well as lessons learned as an investment leader and physician network builder in the early and mid-stage healthcare vertical.

Gary A Goldman DDS MD

Gary has a BS from Stony Brook University, a DDS from New York University, and an MD from Drexel University Medical School. He completed an Internal Medicine internship, an Anesthesiology residency and Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Neurosurgical Anesthesia Fellowship at SUNY Downstate

With over 30 years of Clinical and Administrative healthcare experience and 20 years as a serial entrepreneur, Gary has been a founder for 2 healthcare technology start-ups, a physician informatics lead overseeing the roll out of the EHR Epic across Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system in Northern California with 24 hospitals providing service to 100 Northern California cities, and has traveled across the country as a healthcare technology consultant for multiple academic and Private HCO’s. During that time Gary maintained his clinical practice in Anesthesiology with a sub specialty focus in obstetric anesthesiology. He is a founding member of the East Bay Anesthesia Medical Group and founded, scaled and held the position of medical director for its high risk Obstetric Anesthesia division, for over 20 years, caring for up to 8000 patients per year.

Robert “Bob” Sweeney

Bob has spent over 30 years as an executive in start-up and growth companies. From 1997 to 2016, Bob led the Challenger Corporation as the Chief Executive Officer, Board Member and Investor. Challenger rose from a fledgling start-up to national prominence in physician education under his leadership. Prior to this, he was Senior VP and a founder of Team Health, and functioned as their senior sales and negotiating executive. The company was founded in 1991 by Bob and four others. Team Health grew from $11mm to $425mm in annual sales before exiting in a public offering in 1994. Bob has an MBA from Memphis State University, a doctorate and MA in History from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Experimental Psychology from the University of Memphis, and a BA in History & MAT in Social Sciences from Binghamton University. He is a black belt practitioner of aikido, a ranked lifemaster in the American Contract Bridge League, and the author and administrator of a prominent website on the history of Sullivan County, PA where his emigrant ancestors settled. Bob is married to Lynn Franklin of Memphis, TN, and they have one daughter – a successful entrepreneur, who lives with her husband and their son in the Los Angeles area.

Chris Kager MD

Chris has a B.A. and M.D degree from the University of Pennsylvania; He completed an internship and neurological surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati (Mayfield Clinic). In addition, he completed a complex spine surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Chris has been a surgeon and partner in Lancaster NeuroScience and Spine Associates since 2001, the practice was recently acquired by Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health effective January 2019. Chris remains in active clinical practice as a board-certified neurosurgeon. He currently holds the role of Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at Lancaster General Hospital.

Chris has experience in informatics and actively participated in the evaluation and implementation of Lancaster General Hospital’s system-wide EMR.

Chris is an active investor in multiple sectors, with a focus on the healthcare and hospitality verticals., Chris has been the CMO of a regional angel investor network.

Dave Goldman

Dave began his career as an equity derivatives trader at Group One Trading in 2012. At Group One, Dave ran a portfolio with a focus on special situations, ranging from early-stage technology IPOs to biotech and healthcare equities. He has since held analyst and associate roles at several banks and funds including Valkyrie Trading, Falcon Point Capital and most recently at Goldman Sachs & Co. Dave received his BA from Wesleyan University with a dual degree in Mathematics & Economics.

Shirin Ahmed

Shirin is a strategic advisor, investor, and policy analyst professional driving population health management, business development and optimization as well aligning organizations with the evolving regulatory landscape. 

Shirin works alongside leading Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms,  Health Care REIT’s, Hedge Funds, Large Health Systems, Post-Acute Care Providers, Commercial Banks, Academic Medical Centers, Free Standing Urban, Rural and Community Hospitals, Clinically Integrated Networks, Specialty Providers (Behavioral Health, Pediatrics, Anesthesia), FQHCs, Managed Care Companies, Biotech/Pharma/Life Science/Digital Health Companies, Law Firms, Not for Profits, and National and International Government Agencies, guiding them with strategy, development and implementation of consumer centric healthcare delivery models, financial, clinical, operational and regulatory due diligence, value-based network design, performance improvements, mergers and acquisitions strategy, and market positioning for early-late stage digital health/life science companies.

Shirin mentors seed and early stage startups in digital therapeutics space and also partners with subject matter experts across the globe to develop thought leadership on health systems transitioning to value based care. Prior to her advisory role,  Shirin joined a core Strategy team at New York- Presbyterian, the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell involving the Community Pediatrics and Ambulatory Care departments to help design and evaluate the establishment of a shared services organization for joint population health programs. She has also led large scale donor funded ($20m+) research and implementation projects in areas of immunization, child and maternal health and HIV/AIDS globally.

Shirin has an MPH in Population Health program with advanced certificate in healthcare management from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Business Economics and Public Health.

Mukesh Advani

For more than three decades, Mukesh Advani has been a trusted legal advisor to businesses, both small and large (including Fortune 500 Companies) and individuals in litigation and corporate matters.  On the litigation side, Mukesh has represented clients in all Federal and State Courts in California, including in some landmark cases that were decided by the California Supreme Court.  On the Corporate side Mukesh has provided services to small businesses and technology start-ups and emerging growth companies in general corporate law matters, equity financing, stock option plans, employment law matters, commercial contracts, intellectual property licensing agreements, joint venture agreements and outsourcing agreements. Mukesh  has also served as outside general counsel for emerging growth companies.

Most recently, Mukesh worked for more than five years with Dental & Medical Counsel, PC, a Healthcare law firm that provides a wide range of services to healthcare providers such as physicians, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Mukesh  also represented medical service providers in disciplinary proceedings instituted by their licensing boards and assisted them with their compliance obligations under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

For the last 30 years, Mukesh has been continuously rated A.V. (very high (legal ability) to preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell and included in its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  Mukesh is also included in the 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019 edition of the Northern California Super Lawyers.  

Mukesh has published articles, authored white papers and taught continuing legal education classes on cutting edge legal issues, including Appellate Law, Employment Law, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Privacy Laws and Regulations, Corporate Ethics, Law Practice Management Issues at many prestigious forums, including at the American Bar Association’s annual convention and at the annual convention of National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Janet Goldman

Dr. Janet Moore Goldman attended Harvard University, receiving her A.B in Biochemistry, magna cum laude. She received her M.D. from UC San Francisco School of Medicine, and completed her OB/GYN residency and Perinatology fellowship at Bringham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

After serving on the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Goldman joined Easy Bay Perinatal Medical Associates, the forerunner of UBCP Maternal-Fetal Medicine, in 1990. She is Medical Director of the Sweet Success Diabetes and Pregnancy Program, and has a particular interest in managing medical complications of pregnancy.

Robert G Darling

Dr. Robert Darling is a founding principal and Chief Medical Officer for Patronus Medical Corporation, a company delivering healthcare and personalized wellness solutions to patients in virtually any location in the world through the use of advanced telemedicine and other cutting-edge technologies.

In 1996, Dr. Darling became the first board-certified emergency medicine physician to serve the President of the United States as White House Physician. Dr. Darling served President Clinton, Vice President Gore, their families, and other presidential support units at the White House, Camp David, various classified emergency relocation facilities, and aboard executive aircraft including Air Force One and Marine One. He also provided primary care, emergency care and protective medical support services in more than 40 countries with no advanced medical care. Dr. Darling played a key role in developing Top Secret emergency contingency plans bearing constitutional impact, countering the greatest threats to the continuity of the presidency.

After completing his tour as White House Physician, Dr. Darling served as emergency physician, flight surgeon, and Director of the Aeromedical Isolation Team (AIT) for the Operational Medicine Division of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Maryland. In the latter role, he specialized in mitigating the medical consequences of biological weapons and bioterrorism.

Dr. Darling has also served as the Director of the Navy Medicine Office of Homeland Security, in the office of the Navy Surgeon General where he guided Navy Medicine in preparing for the medical and public health consequences of natural and man-made disasters in hospitals and clinics throughout the world.

CAPTAIN Darling retired from the Navy in 2006, after 25 years of service to the nation. He was then named Director of the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) where he led healthcare reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, prepared for pandemic influenza outbreaks, conducted HIV/AIDS educational programs in the Caribbean and South America, and prepared for and responded to humanitarian disasters worldwide.

In addition to Dr. Darling’s current work with Patronus Medical Corporation, he serves as Medical Director for Lead Health. He is also Medical Director of the Executive Health and Dignitary Protective Medicine Fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Department of Emergency Medicine, Fellowship in Disaster Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Darling holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors from Adelphi University and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the USUHS. He completed his transitional internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and his residency in emergency medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He served as Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) Flight Surgeon aboard the aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) and was back seat qualified in both the F14A and A6E tactical jets. He has numerous publications and has lectured around the world. He is Associate Editor of Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine, Elsevier- Mosby, 2nd Edition. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Institute for Functional Medicine, the American Telemedicine Association and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Gita Channan

Dr. Gita Channan received her B.Sc. in biochemistry from the University of Calgary and then went on to receive her MD from the University of Alberta. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. She worked as an emergency room physician earlier in her career. She currently works as a primary care physician at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is an investor in a health care related venture capital fund, equities and real estate.