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Manuel Prado

Manuel Prado


Manuel Prado, Founder and CEO of RealHealthData & Adhearx

Spending many of his formative years in Lima, Peru, Manuel Prado chose Southern Methodist University where he could both study and run cross country. While injuries brought an early retirement to the latter he excelled in the classroom and graduated in under 3.5 years. Upon graduation, he worked in investment banking for a few years before moving to the San Francisco Bay area. When presented with an opportunity to take a year’s sabbatical to travel the globe, Prado took it, meeting his now-wife in Thailand before returning to his California home.

Inspired by his cultural journey, Prado soon founded the first of his three companies, VIVA Transcription Corporation, which developed patent-pending technology that brought the company national brand presence in the field of medical transcription, serving over 7,000 physicians across all 50 states and employing more than 400 people globally.

In 2010, Manuel Prado began to transition away from the daily management of VIVA and founded RealHealthData, which provides real-world healthcare insights derived from medical transcription documents. With virtually real-time data coming from over 100,000 physicians across the country from every possible specialty, RealHealthData boasts a client list which includes many of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Prado is also the founder of Adhearx, a company that collects data from automated phone calls to patients, which reveal the true causes of medication non-adherence. Outside a career spent in real-world medical data, Manuel enjoys competitive swimming and spending time with his wife and two children.