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Episode 6:

Blood Pressure in Aisle Seven!

A Happify Health Original Simulcast

What would you do if every man in your family developed heart disease in their forties? When it happened to Jeff Bennet, he decided to start Higi. 

Higi is a medical technology company that creates health station kiosks that anyone can access in supermarkets, pharmacies, and other retail locations. 

Most people thought Jeff was crazy when he said he wanted to bring preventive healthcare services to every grocery store and pharmacy in the United States. Today, Higi has more than 10,000 health stations installed in retail locations throughout the country.

 

Episode Summary: 

Jeff Bennet eats well; doesn’t smoke; runs marathons; and has heart disease.

In his early forties, Jeff was diagnosed with the same heart problems that plagued his father his entire life. For Jeff, getting that diagnosis the one he’d been dreading his entire life meant something had to change. 

It was easy for Jeff to get to a doctor because he had private insurance, a car, and a good job. It was easy to make an appointment, take time off work, and drive to see a doctor. 

But, even with all of these benefits, Jeff was misdiagnosed. It took perseverance and personal conviction for Jeff to get the accurate diagnosis he needed; and, Jeff was a person of means. 

Ultimately, that experience is what drove Jeff to start Higi. Jeff’s vision was to bring the prevention and early detection capabilities of a primary care doctor’s office into every neighborhood grocery store in America. Today, Higi has more than 10,000 health stations installed in grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retail locations throughout the country. 

Featured Guest

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Jeff Bennett

CEO, Higi

Jeff Bennett is a seasoned, results-oriented business leader with over 20 years of multi-disciplinary investment, marketing, business development, and strategy experience. Strong track record of leadership enabling value creation, influencing organizations, and delivering results in global, innovative, dynamic high tech environments.

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Murray Zucker, MD

CMO, Happify Health

Murray Zucker, MD, is the chief medical officer at Happify Health. Dr. Zucker has worked as a healthcare consultant and psychiatrist for more than 20 years. He's had senior leadership roles as a medical executive in the health insurance and managed care industries. He has consulted for large hospital systems and Fortune 500 companies, as well as for large provider groups. As a healthcare expert, Dr. Zucker has appeared on the “Today” show, “Good Morning America”, “20/20”, CNN, and the LA evening news. He has also been a featured guest host on radio programs and a quoted expert in prominent media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and People magazine.

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Brendon Kelly

VP of Partnerships, Happify Health

Brendon is vice president of Customer Success at Happify Health. Throughout his career Brendon has  had the unique opportunity to work across teams, functions, and industries, with sales being the consistent through-line. For Brendon, being of service  by understanding and solving complex problems for others  is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding endeavors one can embark upon. It's that sense of purpose and drive that gets him out of bed in the morning and keeps him moving forward (that and trying to keep his two children, ages 5 and 3, from burning the house down).