As a part of my interview series with leaders in healthcare, I had the pleasure to interview Dave Wortman. Dave Wortman is an experienced tech executive and entrepreneur focusing on early-stage technology and life science companies. He is Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Diagnotes, a digital health leader providing a clinical communication and collaboration platform that connects doctors, patients and their care teams. Dave also serves as a director of SonarMed, a medical device company, a director of InfraWare, a health IT company, and a venture partner with Spring Mill Ventures.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

When I was growing up, my family would often take driving vacations. During many of the trips, my Dad would take me to tour a nearby factory. I saw how cars, cereal and even beer were made. I thought these places were fascinating, not because of the product but rather the complex and highly coordinated process that had been put in place to make them. I found the operations fascinating. My career has been driven by my passion for streamlining and automating critical business processes. Those experiences growing up were the catalyst for my future career interests.