As part of our series on telehealth, which Amy Huffman kicked off with this handy infographic, we are talking with local companies tackling the opportunity to remix software and medical care with an eye toward improving people’s lives. 

First, we sat down with Ed Barber, CEO and cofounder of Pattern Health, to talk about the quirky joys and pitfalls of starting a company in this niche. Pattern Health uses behavioral modification techniques to improve patients’ overall health, bolstered by partnerships with Dan Ariely‘s Center for Advanced Hindsight.

Interview Highlights

What are the oddball challenges of a complex market?

We’ll continue our series in the coming weeks.