Jay Walker is curator and chairman of TEDMED, a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine.
TIME twice named Walker one of the “50 most influential business leaders in the digital age,” and he holds more than 200 patents. His companies have served tens of millions of people and amassed billions of dollars in value. His firm created Priceline among other businesses that use new IT to tackle old problems.
In this interview at the Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination in Ridgefield, Conn, Walker speaks about how healthcare as a business ultimately affects patient care, and about how innovation isn’t limited to developing new IT, but also finding better ways to use what already exists.