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Podcast 94: Using AI to Improve Clinical Outcomes with Stefan Behrens, PhD

Mar 25, 2020


This week, John sits down with Stefan Behrens, PhD, co-founder and CEO of GYANT, an artificial intelligence (AI) driven chat tool to help steer patients to the appropriate site of care. Stefan talks about how AI can improve clinical outcomes, and can help health systems and payers lower costs. Most recently, the GYANT architecture is helping triage patients suspected of contracting COVID-19 at some of the nation’s prominent health systems, including Intermountain.

In this episode

Stefan Behrens, PhD

Stefan Behrens is CEO and co-founder of GYANT. GYANT creates a digital assistant for healthcare – the software helps triage, navigate, and inform patients along the continuum of care. Prior to GYANT, Stefan has had great success as an entrepreneur. As Co-Founder and CEO of Invincible Brands, he oversaw the launch and development of two lifestyle brands (Natural Mojo and Hello Body) in the healthy living space. Stefan also spent a decade in strategy consulting, driving large-scale transformation programs for international telco companies. Stefan guided multiplayer gaming company Aeria Games from humble beginnings to acquisition by ProSiebenSat.1, Europe's leading media company.

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group, a health care market intelligence firm specializing in health care delivery systems. He’s a two-time health care entrepreneur, and his first company, FaxWatch, was listed twice on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing American companies. John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade.

John did his undergraduate work in economics at Knox College, has an MBA and M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework at The Dartmouth Institute. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University, and is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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