Lucienne (Lucie) Ide, M.D., Ph.D., received her undergraduate degree in physics from Middlebury College. Several years later, she received an M.D./Ph.D. in pharmacology from Emory University. In graduate school, she focused her work on gene therapy and then went on to do her clinical training at the University Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Ide began her career working for the National Security Administration and the Central Intelligence Agency. She worked on communications technologies as a signals analyst and developed a passion for data.
Her clinical training had a profound impact on Dr. Ide. She became frustrated by the inefficiencies in the systems and processes in healthcare and the lack of focus on patient outcomes. She left clinical practice and began working with a venture capital firm to invest in better healthcare technologies.
Dr. Ide quickly noticed a lack of clinical understanding—both from a medical and a provider experience standpoint in the technologies that were developing. The lack of clinical understanding, coupled with her passion for problem-solving and her drive to have a positive impact on others, she started Rimidi. Her vision was to bring personalized medicine to chronic disease management.
As founder and Chief Health Innovator at Rimidi, Inc., she brings her diverse experiences in medicine, science, venture capital, and technology to transforming healthcare delivery. As a physician and technology executive, Dr. Ide has a unique perspective on the challenges facing our health care system and the complex points of view that factor into potential solutions: clinical, financial, legal, regulatory, and emotional.
Dr. Ide is a member of the HIMSS National and HIMSS Georgia chapters; The App Association Connected Health Initiative Steering Committee Member, and the Middlebury College Board of Trustees.
In her free time, Dr. Ide enjoys traveling and spending time with her four sons.