• February 2, 2023

Innovator, Entrepreneur, and Advocate: The Accomplishments of Ron Gutman

Ron Gutman is a man of many talents and accomplishments, having founded and supported multiple successful companies and non-profit organizations that have helped hundreds of millions of people around the world live happier, healthier lives. As a scholar and advocate of positivity and smiling, he  wrote and presented a popular TED book and talk on the Impact of Smiling that was translated to 53 languages and viewed by millions worldwide.

As a lecturer at Stanford University, Ron Gutman co-authored a leadership framework—Sapient Leadership—to help leaders everywhere navigate the new reality of change that’s exponential, perpetual, and pervasive (3-D Change). He is also the founder and first CEO of the Interactive Health company HealthApp, where he invented and led the development of HOPES (the first Health Operating System), Dr. A.I. (an artificial intelligence tool for symptom triage to information and care), Dr. A.I. on Alexa, HealthApp SOS (for disaster relief), AppRx, and RateRx, Talk to Docs, and DocNow (the first virtual health app on the Apple Watch), amongst other inventions. 

He also designed and endowed HealthApp for Good to offer free online doctor consultations to people in need as Ron Gutman recalls. Furthermore, in May of 2020, amid the COVID-19 crisis and deep need for best virtual health solutions, he founded FestiHealth the first interactive platform that curates inspiring and knowledgeable speakers, live wellness activities, and a virtual expo of cutting-edge health-tech solutions to help organizations and individuals live and foster healthier and happier lives. The first FestiHealth event was on May 27, 2020 and featured conversations and activities with more than 150 healthcare and wellness leaders like Dr. David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer of Microsoft, and Tom Lee, Founding CEO of One Medical, Galileo, and ePocrates.

Ron Gutman is a serial entrepreneur who studied at Stanford University as a graduate student. While at Stanford, he led a multidisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students to conduct research into personalized health and ways to increase health engagement among people and patients. The research group included faculty and students from departments across Stanford.

This, resulting in the creation of a health and well-being engagement program at the university, [email protected], which continues to today. In conclusion, Ron Gutman is a man of many talents, and his contributions to the field of health and well-being have helped improve the lives of countless people around the world. He continues to innovate and inspire through his various endeavors, making him a true leader in the industry.