Healthcare equality as a human right

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking

and inhumane.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


The problems we aim to solve are not limited by geography… neither are we.

We've tested our first product on four continents and are on track for an initial product launch in the Fall of 2016.

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THINKMD is a global healthcare innovation company. We exist to develop solutions that expand quality healthcare coverage for anyone, anywhere. Initially founded by two pediatricians, our team now includes expertise ranging from software, public health, international business and strategy, and data analytics. Every day we work to leverage world-class technology to increase healthcare capacity, evolve healthcare delivery, and collect and analyze critical public health data that will improve clinical outcomes, surveillance, and healthcare management globally. 

THINKMD is a registered  benefit corporation

Our Partners


We listen first.

We talk to physicians, parents, community healthcare workers, large NGOs, rural clinics, and governments. Across geographies and healthcare systems, we continue to see workforce constraints that hinder the ability to provide quality access to healthcare for everyone, anywhere in the world.

We built our first product to solve that problem.

MEDSINC is an integrated point-of-care clinical assessment tool that enables a minimally skilled user to gather patient information, assess severity of illness, and provide established and approved triage and treatment recommendations. When deployed, MEDSINC increases healthcare capacity by empowering minimally skilled users worldwide to play a more active role in the healthcare of those they serve. 

MEDSINC Features:

-   Enables integrated clinical assessment across illness categories

-   Simple, intuitive user interface

-   Supported by simple AI governed by evidence-based medicine

-   Functional on any web-enabled mobile device; OS agnostic

-   Continuous training embedded throughout the platform

-   Captures real-time public health and geo-location data


Barry Finette, MD., Ph.D. – Founder & CEO

For the past 26 years, Barry has served as a professor of pediatrics at the University of Vermont, a clinical and transitional research scientist, and a clinical attending in general, emergency, critical, and acute care medicine at the University of Vermont. Barry is the Director of the UVM Global Health and Humanitarian Opportunity Program and has spent the past 7 years working internationally in global health and humanitarian assistance in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean and Southeast Asia. Barry earned a PhD in Microbiology at the University of Texas, a MD at Southwestern Medical School, a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from Fordham University.

Barry Heath, MD. – Founder & CMO

Barry is a professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and has practiced pediatric medicine for over 30 years. He currently serves as the Director of in-patient and critical care at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital and is the medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit. Barry earned an AB from Dartmouth and a MD from the University of Vermont. He did his residency and fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Nick Donowitz – COO

Nick is an entrepreneur with almost fifteen years of international business experience in clean technology and life sciences. He’s held leadership roles in privately held and venture-backed companies focused on agriculture, nutrition, and biotechnology with work spanning four continents.  Nick began his career in international and economic development. Nick earned a BA from Davidson College and a MBA and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University.

Megan McLaughlin – Field Testing Coordinator

Meg is a public health professional with over 9 years of community-based research and project implementation in the field, specifically focused on basic needs and access to healthcare for women and children. She’s worked on internationally-focused projects, as well as field projects in East and West Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Meg serves as Interim Professor of International Maternal and Child Health at Middlebury College. She earned a BA from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida.

John Canning – CTO & Advisor

John is a successful software entrepreneur in the pediatric electronic medical record arena and a powerful advocate for pediatricians. Since founding Physician’s Computing Company (PCC) in 1983, he’s led the company to unprecedented customer approval and loyalty ratings. He currently serves as the President of PCC. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Becky Castle – Strategic Partnerships

Becky is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Development Vision, a strategy and fundraising firm. She holds 20 years of fundraising and partnership building experience in global health and international development in a number of sectors and geographies.  She’s a member of advisory boards of Nets for Life Malaria Prevention Partnership and the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Becky earned a BA from Middlebury College and a MBA from Emory University.

Susan Zimmerman – Project Manager

Susan is a project manager with decades of experience managing business process re-engineering and large-scale IT integration projects for IBM. She most recently managed projects in the non-profit sector for Vermont Information Technology Leaders,  Vermont's designated health information exchange. Susan earned a BS from the University of Vermont and holds certifications in project management from Stanford University and the Project Management Institute.


John Rosenblum – CEO, Rosenblum Strategic 

Anita McGahan - Associate Dean, Rotman School of Management

Charles MacCormack - Former CEO, Save the Children

Kenneth Gordon - General Partner, Goodwin Procter

Asim Zia, PhD - Associate Professor, University of Vermont

Sam Scarpino, PhD - Assistant Professor, University of Vermont



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Burlington, VT 05405-1757


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