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Ignacio Oliveri

www.vipermed.uy

Degree in Systems at ORT University.  The idea behind ViperMed arose after Oliveri fractured his leg and was temporarily disabled. During rehab, he observed how the education he received was key in the recovery process. He also saw that many times a patient does not receive this instruction because of conditions that may exist at a given time in countries’ health care systems. Enduring this dilemma helped him empathize with more than 85 million people in Latin America and 10% of the world population who also suffer from this problem.

ViperMed is a tele-education platform that lets patients and care-givers receive education from the world’s top medical institutions so people can take better care of themselves. The solution has yielded a positive impact on the therapeutic and financial bottom line of health care systems by improving people’s quality of life and cutting costs stemming from misuse of services, transport to hospitals and recurring medical conditions.

Now ViperMed is involved in projects with private and government institutions and foundations, which estimate that more than 100,000 patients have benefited from the program in such disparate areas as maternity, infant and adult disability, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer and liver transplants.

Ignacio was Awarded by the MIT TR35 award as one of the young entrepreneurs under 35 in 2013, also recognized by MIT with the award for social innovation. He took courses at Stanford University, Columbia University and Singularity University.

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