Blake's experience in the healthcare industry includes; senior management leadership, corporate governance, strategic vision, venture funding, capital raising and shareholder value creation, growth strategies, target market analyses, branding, positioning and pricing, business crisis/problem resolution, management evaluation and mentoring, communication and presentation skills.
He was the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of MDdatacor (a GA corp.) a healthcare informatics company that remotely captures and centrally processes medical record data into a single searchable database for creation of web-based health records using proprietary and patented processes.
Blake was on the founding team and the first president of WebMD. He helped lead “WebMD, health’s homepage” as it created the health information transformation from the bookshelf to the computer desktop. At WebMD he managed explosive company growth, merged with Healtheon (now WebMD Health Corp. NASDAQ: WBMD).
Previously, Mr. Whitney was the President of Quality Diagnostic Services, Inc., (QDS). There, he introduced mass-customization for medical data reporting for out-patient diagnostic services delivered under the brand names of QDS’ customers, including many of the largest hospitals and heart institutes. QDS was acquired by Matria (NASDAQ: MATR).
Prior to QDS, Blake was the founder and president of MedStar, Inc. a cardiovascular products distribution company. His innovative approach of bundling product educational services with product sales, proved to be a highly successful business model. The company was acquired by Guidant (now Boston Scientific NYSE: BSX).
Mr. Whitney is a graduate of the University of Iowa, BS, with externship at the U of I Hospitals and Clinics.