Birmingham TEDx speaker profile: Patrick Hymel, co-founder and CEO of MedSnap
Patrick Hymel is one of 16 speakers at the March 1 TEDxBirmingham conference. The event, which features talks by local artists, activists, teachers and entrepreneurs, is a local offshoot of the internationally known series of events presented by the non-profit organization TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design).
Name: Dr. Patrick Hymel Age: 42
Profession: CEO, physician, entrepreneur
Neighborhood of residence: Mountain Brook
1) What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
Starting companies which have had a meaningful impact on patient safety nationally. (MedMined and MedSnap)
2) How do you and/or your company/organization impact Birmingham?
We employ a world class team of technologists in downtown Birmingham at Innovation Depot, and we work with several local healthcare providers to ensure our innovations improve patient care here at home.
3) What is your vision for the future of Birmingham?
It has a high potential for growth, especially if the business and medical communities recognize that providing local startups with the opportunity to apply their innovations creates a cycle of sustainable growth for our region.