Joseph (Joe) Smith is passionate about value-based healthcare technology innovation, and is currently president and chief executive officer of Digital Health Corp, and its two subsidiaries, Reflexion Health, and The Learning Corp, where he uses his experience in clinical medicine, technology and healthcare policy leadership to develop innovative, patient-centered, data-driven, value-based solutions for home-based post-acute care.
Previously, Dr. Smith served as the founding Chief Medical and Science Officer at the West Health Institute, president of the West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and the manager of the West Health Investment Fund. Prior to that, Dr. Smith was vice president of Emerging Technologies for Johnson & Johnson, senior vice president and Chief Medical Officer of Guidant/Boston Scientific’s Cardiac Rhythm Management division, and Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.
Before entering leadership roles in the industry, Dr. Smith was a practicing cardiologist for almost twenty years, training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, with subsequent sub-specialty training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and with faculty appointments at Washington University in St Louis and Johns Hopkins University.
An international speaker on healthcare innovation, Dr. Smith has testified before various Congressional committees on the value of healthcare technology and has served on the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act (FDASIA) workgroup. He maintains advisory and board roles in an array of start-up companies, foundations, and universities. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard Medical School.