Mohamed Alkady is the president of Hart, a medical technology company in Orange County that’s improving the ways in which people inside and outside of the industry access and engage with health data.

Alkady discovered his passion for technology at an early age and began his college studies by his mid-teens, developing skills in software engineering and related fields. He thrived in such an educational environment, familiarizing himself with the most cutting-edge advancements of the time and immersing himself in the knowledge and ideas of his mentors.

Considering his pressing curiosity, competitive spirit and knack for reading people and business landscapes, his progression from software engineer to entrepreneur was a natural one. By age 17 Alkady founded his first company, and over the next decade he continued to parlay his engineering and business learnings into multiple successful startups.

In 2012, Alkady co-founded Hart after identifying a critical need for improvements in the flow of data within and across multiple health providers. He observed an overwhelming number of hospitals and payors that — although state-of-the-art in so many other ways — were being negatively constrained by outdated systems. In addition to the negative impact on hospital-wide communication and workflow, Alkady saw the frustrations these constraints created for patients. Since Hart’s inception, the underscoring goals have been: to afford providers and patients alike better access to health data and information, to further engage patients in their own healthcare, and to create an API platform capable of delivering incredible experiences to everyone who touches the healthcare industry.

Outside of his role as President of Hart, Alkady is actively involved in healthcare and technology committees being part of the Linux Foundation, on the Governing Board of OpenAPI, HIMSS, ABL Healthcare and CommonWell committees. He is also an active part of the YPO International Organization.