Tom Blue

ANA Foundation Board Member

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:

  • LeadHealth (now EmpoweredMe following its 2019 acquisition 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 Nestle Health Science);
  • DestinyWell, a platform dedicated to advancing consumer health-autonomy with robust, expert-designed programs for achieving targeted health objectives; and
  • Liberty Direct, the nation’s first ACA exempt, DPC-integrated medical cost sharing program, (acquired by Liberty Healthshare in 2016).

He serves as the Director of Industry Strategy for The Institute for Functional Medicine, a member of the Leadership Council for the Personalize Lifestyle Medicine Institute, and for nearly ten 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.