Tom Blue, Strategic Advisor – Industry
Tom Blue has dedicated most of the last 20 years to intensively researching and synthesizing new approaches to accelerate the application of emerging science and research in the day-to-day practice of primary care and personal health management. He is a healthcare entrepreneur with an impressive record of catalyzing innovative clinical and practice management businesses that serve providers, payers, patients, and industry, including:
- VirtualPractices.org, an initiative to support healthcare practitioners in reinventing their practices and patient experience design for the post-COVID era.
- LeadHealth (acquired in 2019 by Empowered Education), the first employer health organization dedicated to utilizing functional medicine and chronic disease–focused, bundled episodes of care to reduce healthcare costs for self-insured employers and health plans.
- LivingMatrix, the most widely used patient information management system by functional medicine practitioners (acquired in 2019 by Nestlé Health Science).
- Liberty Direct, the nation’s first ACA exempt, DPC-integrated medical cost sharing program (acquired by Liberty HealthShare in 2016).
Tom serves as a strategic advisor to IFM, focusing on industry collaboration and practice implementation.
He serves as a member of the board of the American Nutrition Association as well as a member of the Leadership Council for the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute. He also served for nearly 10 years as the executive director and chief strategy officer of the American Academy of Private Physicians, the national professional association for concierge and direct primary care (DPC) physicians.