We partner with companies, founders, and investors to enable digital transformation in health care.

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We provide strategic, technical, and financial insights to build innovative products and launch novel technologies that solve health care’s biggest challenges.

Our goal is to build thriving companies and effective products that empower payers and providers to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care at lower costs.

We do this by leveraging a cross-disciplinary team comprised of investors, product managers, engineers, designers, analysts, technologists, and clinical subject matter experts. With these diverse perspectives, we contribute value to our partners in the form of assets, insights, and resources that accelerate success in the market.

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We provide our collaborators with a living lab.

UPMC, one of the nation’s largest integrated payer and provider systems, is comprised of 40+ hospitals, 600+ outpatient clinics, over 4 million insured lives, and international operations in four countries. As a customer, UPMC’s network provides companies a unique opportunity for demonstrating viability and scalability across an impressive array of clinical and operational scenarios.

The team at UPMC Enterprises facilitates conversations with external partners and internal stakeholders throughout the health system. We test, validate and grow a company’s value through real-world utilization of its products and services. In short, we provide an implementation sandbox that allows new companies to land and expand their reach within a premier integrated delivery network.

The team is composed of passionate change agents. Our process is hands-on, and often requires a level of tenacity for which Pittsburgh is well-known.

  • Pilot Program Scoping & Execution
  • Product-Market Fit Validation & Testing
  • Implementation Management
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Conduct Pilots

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Validate Product-Market Fit

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Develop New Markets

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We accelerate your company’s path to market.

We build and fine-tune product offerings by delivering broad-ranging capabilities, engaging in thoughtful collaboration, and augmenting resources at the direction of portfolio company leadership. While our teams are deeply rooted in the needs of an organization the size and complexity of UPMC, we balance that perspective with experiences serving a range of partners and customers.

Co-development capabilities are offered as consulting services or as software licensing models, when appropriate, and may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Technology Services

We offer a comprehensive suite of technology services to help businesses solve problems, create innovative solutions, and deliver outcomes.

Business Services

Our deep expertise in creating health care companies allows us to offer our partners a broad range of services to accelerate and enhance growth strategies.

  • Business Design
  • Product Strategy
  • Go-To-Market Planning
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Company Formation

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We counsel and support companies at any stage of their lifecycle.

We believe in what we use. UPMC Enterprises has the investment rigor of traditional venture capital firms and the resources to develop and support innovative health care companies at any stage. Digital Solutions has the flexibility and time-horizon to partner with researchers, internal and external founders, companies, and investor syndicates at all stages of the company lifecycle and across various investment structures.

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Access Capital

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Pursue Acquisitions

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Innovation Studio & Incubator

Company & Partners

Early-Stage Ventures & Growth Capital

Do you have an idea you want to pursue? Is your company raising capital? Get in touch with us.

Our Team

The Digital Solutions team is comprised of experts in finance, product management, design and engineering who help nurture and grow our companies. From developing homegrown solutions to supporting external investments, our diverse range of skillsets spans all health care verticals, including patient care, health insurance, and health care management.


Andrew Adrian-Karlin

Digital Solutions

Director, Service Development & Delivery Management

Brent Burns

Leadership Digital Solutions

Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises

Don DeCorte

Digital Solutions

Vice President, Engineering Operations

Veliyan Georgiev

Digital Solutions

Chief Solutions Architect

Matt Grant, MBA

Digital Solutions

Vice President, Digital Solutions

Kathryn Heffernan, MBA

Digital Solutions

Director, Product Management

Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Digital Solutions

Director, Cloud Engineering Services

Cara Huey

Digital Solutions

Executive Assistant

Jeffrey Jones

Digital Solutions

Senior Vice President, Product Development

Gretchen Mendoza

Digital Solutions

Vice President, Digital Solutions

Michele Mueser

Michele Mueser

Digital Solutions

Senior Director, Data Engineering

Mary Beth Sirio

Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, MBA, RN

Digital Solutions

Vice President, Market Development


Stacy Norman

Digital Solutions

Director, Technical Product Management

Debashish Sasmal, MS

Digital Solutions

Senior Product Manager

Nick Shapiro

Digital Solutions

Vice President, Digital Solutions

Curtis Stratman, MBA

Digital Solutions

Senior Director, Product Management


Stuart Ingram

Digital Solutions

Vice President, Engineering Services

Dan Tarpey, MBA

Digital Solutions

Director, Digital Solutions