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Stomping out Diabetic Foot Ulcers at Podimetrics

August 31, 2020


Jon Bloom admits that his path to becoming a CEO was anything but linear. Originally a percussionist, Jon then found a calling for medicine and became a board-certified physician before pivoting once more to entrepreneurship. Now holding the reigns at Podimetrics, a company developing an early warning system for diabetic foot ulcers, Jon shares not only his unique career progression, but the story of how a hackathon led to the company’s inception, when to commercialize a new technology, tips for working the VA, and the revolution of telehealth during this current time.


Jon Bloom, MD



Dr. Jon Bloom is a board-certified physician and entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in technology development, patient monitoring, biomedical research, and health care delivery. He is the chief executive officer of Podimetrics, a virtual care management company with the leading solution to help prevent diabetic amputations, one of the most debilitating and costly complications of diabetes. Dr. Bloom co-founded Podimetrics in 2011 while a student at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Podimetrics combines an FDA-cleared SmartMat™ with wraparound care management to spot signs of diabetic foot complications weeks before they usually would present clinically. By combining cutting-edge technology with best-in-class care management, Podimetrics earns high engagement rates from patients and achieves unparalleled outcomes saving limbs, lives, and money.

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