Jeanne Pinder
CEO and Founder, Clear Health Costs

About Me

Jeanne Pinder founded clearhealthcosts.com in 2011, to bring transparency to the health-care marketplace by telling people what stuff costs.
 
Clearhealthcosts recently launched a groundbreaking project crowdsourcing health-care prices in California with two public radio partners, KQED in San Francisco and KPCC/Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
 
The company has also won support from The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism; The Ford Foundation via the International Women's Media Foundation; and the McCormick Foundation via J-Lab at American University, as well as several angel investors. 
 
Pinder founded the company shortly after volunteering for a buyout from The New York Times after nearly 25 years there as a reporter, editor and H.R. exec. Before The Times, Pinder worked at The Des Moines Register, The Associated Press and her family's paper, The Grinnell (Ia.) Herald-Register. 
 
A Russian and Slavic linguistics major in college and graduate school, she  used to live in what was then the Soviet Union, a place almost as opaque as the heath-care marketplace. 

At Medicine X 2015

Sunday, September 7 9:00 am (LK 102)
What patients and families want: Using technology to transform stories into change
Patient and family stories of their engagement in health and health care (or their lack of it) often fill online community sites, but rarely become used collectively to create the change that patients... Read more
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