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LifeSciences Leadership podcast

May 5, 2017

Meet Daniel Penn, CEO of Shift Health.


Improving outcomes through patient reported data.

Daniel Penn is the CEO and Co-Founder of Shift Health, an award winning company that help healthcare organizations improve outcomes through patient reported data.

Prior to founding Shift, Daniel’s eclectic and accomplished career includes:
- Ski Racing for Canada
- Founding Happening Hamilton
- Being President of the McMaster cycling club
- and publishing 3 cookbooks

Daniel sits on the boards of ITAC health and WIMTAC representing the growing healthcare startup scene. He was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list for healthcare, has twice been a TEDMED Scholar. He has presented on the topic innovation in Healthcare at conferences like, MedicineX (Stanford), Health 2.0 and Queen's Innovation Summit.

Some of Daniel's biggest inspirations came from the work with Startup Health and their moonshot mindset. 


He also uses the information that Rock Health puts out as a source for what is happening in his industry. 

Other things he recommends:



Maybe the world's most amazing collection of inspirational speeches


A Forbes article on the importance of doing nothing


and finally his most important trick, which is to get away from the job and just go play with his dog.