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Small Biz Insider: Health Tech Startup Strives to Ease Access to Some of the Hardest Conversations

Published Oct 15, 2021 by Maggie Martin


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Dr. Tatiana Fofanova is co-founder and CEO of Koda Health, a Houston-based health technology firm

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Koda Health's advanced care-planning platform uses AI to guide difficult conversations in health care

Conversations and decisions regarding advance care, especially end-of-life care, can be challenging. A Houston health technology firm wants to make that a little easier.

Koda Health's advanced care-planning platform uses AI to guide difficult conversations in health care. Just a year-and-a-half old, the startup's already made some incredible strides. That includes recent recognition in Forbes. The publication named Koda Health's co-founder and CEO Dr. Tatiana Fofanova in its Next 1000 list of inspiring entrepreneurs and small business leaders who are redefining what it means to build and run a business amid the new normal.

On this episode of Small Biz Insider, we talk with Dr. Fofanova about the startup's mission to make some of the most challenging health care decisions more accessible and equitable. Topics include: 

  • Challenges for individuals and their families when it comes to advance care planning
  • How Koda Health's AI platform streamlines those conversations
  • Plans for a grant from Koda Health recently received from the National Science Foundation
  • Programs, resources or tools recommended for entrepreneurs in Houston's health tech space

The Small Biz Insider podcast is part of our digital series highlighting entrepreneurs in the greater Houston region who are making a big impact in the small business community. 

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