What is 1upHealth?

1upHealth is a health-tech company that builds products for the future of healthcare where value based care, along with patient and provider applications are the norm. Our aim is to bridge the gap between patient centered data and provider needs by using patient generated data to enable applications to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce costs. We are proudly based in Boston, MA.

Our Team

Our team is framed around the nexus of health, technology, and policy. We believe that all three of these facets help shape the experience patients and providers have in today's healthcare landscape. Our team members have worked at Google, The White House, Health and Human Services/ONC/CMS, Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Boston Children's Hospital to enable health, technology and policy to improve health for all.


Ricky Sahu (CEO / Co-Founder)

Ricky previously worked at Google on the Google Apps for Business team to automate support for customer issues and forecast demand to staff hundreds of employees around the globe. Afterward he built tools to improve search engine optimization and online marketing using machine learning and programming crowds with tools like Mechanical Turk at Promediacorp for companies like Sony, Microsoft, and Forever21. Prior to 1upHealth, Ricky was the first employee and Director of Engineering at the D.C. based health tech startup CareJourney which analyzes claims data and publishes APIs for Accountable Care Organizations to improve care and reduce costs. Ricky experience spans machine learning, building scaleable technology, circuit design for IOT Wifi based location sensors, blockchain smart contracts, and healthcare. He has a B.Sc. in Systems Engineering & Economics from the University of Virginia.
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Gajen Sunthara (Co-Founder)

Gajen Sunthara is the Director of Innovation R&D at Boston Children's Hospital and is the founder of 1upHealth. Prior to this, he helped tech-architect President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative at the White House, worked at The United States Digital Service (USDS), and served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. While in both public service roles, he worked with multiple government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Veteran Affairs (VA), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the national healthcare information exchange. He also holds a Senior Advisor role at InciteHealth at the Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School. Gajen has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Information Technology from Harvard University.


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Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer under President Barack Obama. In 2011, Aneesh was named to Modern Healthcare's list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. Aneesh has a record for pushing technology to improve data access in healthcare.
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Ken Mandl

Dr. Mandl directs The Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children's Hospital and is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. His work with populations, patients, and technology has led to the SMART initiative which is building the "health app store."

The 1upHealth Mission

Our goal is to extend the lifespan of patients through intelligent analysis of consumer sensor data and information collected within the hospital setting. The time is right to take advantage of ubiquitous wearable devices and marry it with postoperative outcomes to ensure that medical interventions improve the quality and length of life. We hope to make healthcare easier for both patient and providers through our automated data analysis so that both parties can be alerted of opportunities that can improve well-being.

Email us at hello@1up.health to learn more.