Our Approach

Aplacare has a vision to bring care improvement to every healthcare environment, saving lives and saving money. We think that a small, agile, highly experienced team can make a real impact on peoples' lives and on those who care for them.

Our Story

Aplacare came from founder Andy Liwen’s own journey as a leader of healthcare change and technological innovation and as a father whose daughter to this day battles with a hereditary immune disorder.

In 2009-2010, Andy led Cisco's Smart and Connected Community (S+CC) in Holyoke, MA to recreate its healthcare delivery model. His success resulted in increased prenatal care for at-risk mothers and cost reduction in some areas by 50%. Andy created Aplacare to bring the successes of Holyoke to patients all over the nation.

Meet the Team

Seasoned, result-oriented leaders whose credentials in business, healthcare, and technology provide the advantage to drive dynamic change in healthcare. The integrated team has experience creating and running billion dollar operations.

Andy Liwen

Founder, CEO, Acting CTO

Launched AT&T AI lab, solutions sales & architecture, computer & network security, healthcare transformation, global systems

Betty Wu Adams


Business development, healthcare public policy, Deputy Assistant Secretary HHS, NYC Workforce Commissioner, investment

Hadyn Paternite

CXO (Experience)

User experience expert, Stanford PhD, nursing and healthcare management, patient and user experience, consumer devices

Newt Hamlin

CFxO (Funding)

Business development and serial entrepreneur, healthcare business development, marketing, investment banking

Leah Quayle

Product Director

Research & design scientist, industry savant, and healthcare quant, health industry researcher, product designer

Brian Henry

CSO (Strategy)

Telehealth expert, hospital systems, leadership American College of Healthcare Executives, patient centered care

Dale Legband

Senior Director, A.I.

Artificial Intelligence and data science, software engineering and business. Experience in agile, cross-functional teams and data analysis.

Active Industry Advisors

Travis Froehlich

Operations Strategist

Former CSO Seton/Ascension, healthcare operations and strategy, population health management, marketing

Ed Gillispie

Business Strategist

Former GM Dell Health IT. Healthcare operations, CIO and EMR development, healthcare sales, operations

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