“We are fortunate to already have a great board of directors, and adding Rick Toren only makes it more so,” said Inspire CEO Brian Loew. “Rick has such an accomplished background over 30 years as a five-time health industry entrepreneur, and a great deal of enthusiasm about Inspire and our mission. His involvement is already paying dividends.”
“I’ve always been involved in improving health with software and services,” Toren noted,“so it seems like a natural for me to be able to help Inspire grow.”
Toren is chairman and president of CodeRyte, Inc., a Bethesda, MD-based medical coding company. As an executive at Survival Technology, Inc., Toren was instrumental in the development of the EpiPen.
Toren is also on the board of directors of Medsphere and Medical Claims Liaison. He is a trustee of Christiana Care Health System.
Princeton, N.J.-based Inspire accelerates medical research through the creation and operation of safe, moderated online communities, organized by medical condition, for patients and caregivers. Inspire builds these communities in exclusive partnerships with more than 75 national patient advocacy organizations. Among the organizations are the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, the Alzheimer's Foundation, the National Organization for Rare Disorders, WomenHeart, and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Inspire announced recently it has signed agreements with more than a dozen new patient advocacy organizations in the past several months. Inspire has increased its partnerships by over 35% in a year. For more information, visit Inspire.com.