Welcome to

the hive

Healthcare Institute for Virtual Education​

The Healthcare Institute for Virtual Education (HIVE) serves as a source of knowledge, collaboration and educational opportunities for patients, providers and researchers interested in the field of Virtual Care.

About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative patient-centered care delivery models, enabled by technology, and to advance the impact of virtual care through training, accreditation programs, outcomes research and thought leadership.

Through the digital transformation of healthcare, we are expanding healthcare access, reducing health inequities, and improving health outcomes around the world.

What We Do

The HIVE provides a forum for global learning and sharing, bringing critical information to one place for the benefit of many. Users will be able to learn about the challenges faced by patients and clinicians in many countries – challenges related to COVID-19 and the access to virtual care in general.


is for Human

We believe in the re-humanization of healthcare, enabled by technology. The Institute will bring together distinguished thought leaders from the field of medicine, life sciences, human sciences and technology to collaborate on identifying problems and designing solutions to the worldwide crisis and expanding access to virtual care where it’s needed most.


is for Insights

The Institute will establish a “cooperative” for content creation, curation, distribution and validation by virtual care and education experts globally. Understanding the unmet needs of different communities, systems and countries around the world will enable us to co-create solutions to service those needs.


is for Validation

The Institute will oversee certification programs in Digital Transformation and Virtual Care for members who have demonstrated their ability to use Virtual Care platforms to improve access to care and outcomes for patients across a range of use cases.


is for Execution

The HIVE will host working groups to tackle some of the burgeoning problems affecting global health and bringing innovation and emerging technology to transform the way healthcare is taught, delivered and experienced globally.

Patrick Quinlan, MD 

Chair, HIVE Advisory Board
CEO and Co-founder, Hippo Technologies, Inc.

Former CEO of Ochsner Health System during Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Quinlan has received past national recognition from Healthcare magazine as “the most powerful physician executive in the US” and one of the 50 most influential leaders in US healthcare.

Executive Team

Dick Kile

Executive Director

Mildred Espinoza

Director, Latin America

Lee Phillips

Chief Marketing Officer

Advisors + Institute Fellows​

Brian Hamilton

President & Founder, Hippo Technologies, Inc.

Wale Sulaiman, MD., PHD., FRCS(C)

Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder,
Hippo Technologies, Inc. 

Susan Groenwald, RN PhD

President Emerita, Chamberlain University

James Marinucci

Principal & CEO, Alleanza Group

Ana Milena Hands, MD

Vice President, International Health and Transplant Services – Ochsner

Peggy Grant, PhD

SVP Operations, Hippo Technologies, Inc.


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