Orlando, Florida

November 3, 2017

Stephen Shaya, M.D. participated at Guidewell Innovation’s Health+Accel entrepreneurial program, a one-week workshop and pitch competition focused on solutions for Aging Well.   The program received more than 230 applications from 29 countries. Ten finalists prepared their presentations with mentor feedback and then shared their innovative idea and company at a competition on the final day. Jean Anne Booth, CEO of Unaliwear won the $ 20,000 first prize.  Dr. Shaya quoted Steve Jobs during the preparatory day to the presenting companies.  “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”  At Innovation Day, Dr. Shaya said that “creativity will prevail over complacency.”


About Guidewell Innovation:

GuideWell Innovation, a subsidiary of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, drives collaborative innovation for the family of forward-thinking companies that make up GuideWell. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla.’s Lake Nona Medical City at the GuideWell Innovation CoRE (Collaborative Resources Ecosystem), GuideWell Innovation focuses on transforming the health system into a more integral and useful part of people’s everyday lives by fast tracking the delivery of next-generation health solutions. For more information, visit GuideWellInnovation.com.


About Stephen Shaya, M.D.:

Stephen Shaya, M.D. graduated from Birmingham Brother Rice High School Summa Cum Laude. He was awarded a Merit Scholarship to attend Wayne State University. During his time at WSU, Dr. Shaya won many leadership awards including the Outstanding Student Leader in 1991 and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant Awardee. He was selected to serve on the Wayne State University Board of Governors from 1991 to 1993. He attended Wayne State University Medical School and graduated in 1996. Dr. Shaya subsequently finished training in Family Practice at North Oakland Medical Center and pursued a fellowship at Wayne State University for Occupational and Environmental Health. Since 2004, Dr. Shaya has been the Chief Medical Officer of J & B Medical, a global data and healthcare solutions company. J & B, which was started in 1996, is a privately held company based in Wixom, Michigan. It has 16 different business enterprises with customers in 48 states and 28 countries. This innovative company has brought many new ideas and solutions forward to the delivery of healthcare and continues to strive to improve patient access and quality. His role oversees all strategy, innovation, and growth within J&B. By leading the planning and development of new enterprises, many describe Dr. Shaya as an intrapreneur; someone who behaves as an entrepreneur within a large organization. Dr. Shaya has received many recognitions, including becoming a Knight of Grace for the Knights of Malta, the 2015 Global Distinguished Health Care Award from the Center of Economic and Leadership Development, the 2016 Global Health Care Innovation and Leadership Award, and a United States Congressional Commendation. Recently, Dr. Shaya was named by the American Diabetes Association as the 2017 Father of the Year.


About HNC Virtual Care Solutions:

HNC Virtual Care Solutions (“HNC”) is a member of the J&B Medical Supply family of companies. HNC is a fast-paced, highly-focused telehealth product and solution provider based in Wixom, MI. HNC’ s mission as a telemedicine solutions company is to overcome traditional healthcare delivery challenges through a forward thinking innovative virtual clinic approach by providing clients with a clinical grade all-in-one, user-friendly telemedicine and telehealth platform. Various VideoDocTM solutions are designed to deliver substantial savings in healthcare costs for patients, measurable improvements in patient outcomes, expanded physician specialist availability, and significant reductions in time, travel and expense. HNC’s telemedicine solution offers a unique combination of HIPAA and HITECH compliant video consultations, virtual house calls, FDA approved peripherals, triage and rounds, combined with the ability to take, store and retrieve patient vitals from anywhere to anywhere throughout the world.