by Jasmine Phiri
May 10, 2019
Director, Innovation Partnerships,
Healthworx, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Michael Batista is a Director at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) leading Healthworx, the corporate venture and corporate development arm of CareFirst. Michael and the Healthworx team engage the ecosystem of startups and early stage businesses both within the CareFirst communities of Maryland, Washington DC, and northern Virginia and across the country. Healthworx is currently building a portfolio of investments and strategic partnerships with companies that address the needs of CareFirst and its members today and whose solutions have the potential to make a substantial impact in healthcare three to five years down the road.
Michael joined CareFirst in 2018 bringing leadership experience as Founder and CEO of Quantified Care, a digital health company developing software platforms for chronic care management and engagement. He as also been an Editor at Medgadget, a medtech blog, for the past five years. Michael earned a dual BS from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering and in Biological Engineering.