Where developers and clinicians build the future of healthcare.

Our mission is to improve human health through
clinician-developer collaboration.

Canvas is a technology company that builds digital infrastructure for care delivery.

We are deeply committed to accelerating the new generation of innovators
daring to make American health care more convenient, more affordable,
and more effective for all.

Rooted in Empathy,
Aided by Technology.

The Story of Canvas.

Canvas was founded in 2015 by a data scientist who was astonished and moved to action by the burden that typical EMRs place on clinicians.

Andrew Hines watched as his wife, Anna, a family nurse practitioner, wasted endless hours of their family time finishing charting. Often moved to profound frustration, Anna was losing faith in her calling. Andrew began asking questions, watching as she clicked between countless dropdowns and templates, and quickly developed a hypothesis. Combatting the growing crisis of faith amongst clinicians would require an EMR that utilizes clean, structured data in an intuitive, human-centered format, to deliver better patient outcomes and better quality of life for primary care clinicians and their care teams.

We started from scratch, designing a new EMR 
with the end-user in mind.

Andrew set out to shift the paradigm of what an EMR can
and should be. Since that day, Canvas has been devoted to shattering expectations, offering a fully integrated Health IT suite for their partners. Canvas treats their partners as members of their own team, and works tirelessly to meet and exceed their needs.

It is our passion, and our duty, to support the independent primary care clinicians who treat and protect us.

- Andrew Hines

The old way of doing things has already been disrupted

Across the land, agile, creative software companies are already delivering more personalized, more effective care to patients virtually. The traditional ways of care delivery have already been disrupted and the days of slow, siloed and expensive legacy health IT are numbered. The next chapter in how we care for our families and our neighbors is already being written.

Better software is the answer. What do you want to build today?

The Canvas
Leadership Team

United by a shared vision to humanize the EMR experience.

Andrew Hines, M.S.E.

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is a data scientist, software engineer and entrepreneur. He holds a BS in Mathematical Statistics and Business Administration from SFSU and an MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

JP Patil

Chief Product Officer

JP is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare through technology and tools. In his role as Chief Product Officer, JP leads a talented team of individuals who build products to empower Canvas’ customers and users to drive positive change in healthcare. Prior to Canvas, JP led Data Products at Included Health, a healthcare navigation company. He previously held various roles in product, product marketing, finance, and strategy at tenXer, Digite, and AraVasc. JP holds an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business and a BS in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology from UC San Diego.

Jordan Swift

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Jordan is responsible for developing and executing cross-functional strategic initiatives that accelerate Canvas’s growth and maximize operating performance. Jordan brings over a decade of experience in management consulting and health tech ranging from strategy and operational redesign to new market growth.

Beau Gunderson

Chief Technology Officer

Beau, Canvas Medical’s Chief Technology Officer, is a data engineer with a focus on health and genetic data. He likens his role at Canvas to that of a gardener, planting the seeds for new technology that helps clinicians and their patients thrive, nurturing its growth, and judiciously pruning any processes that complicate the platform as needed.

Eric Abruzzese

Director, Engineering

As the Director of Platform Engineering, Eric leads the engineering effort behind the Canvas Developer Platform. With 15 years of engineering, architecture, and healthtech experience, he is a developer advocate with a passion for open source and community engagement, and strongly believes that clinicians and developers can change the world together.

Andrew Duane

Director, Engineering

Andrew has a decade of experience in healthcare technology with most of that time spent integrating and extracting healthcare data. Previously at an Oncology-focused Patient Relationship Management platform, Andrew was thrilled to switch sides in 2019 and be the EMR rather than the team working with them from the outside.

Lauren Klinefelter

Director, Engineering

Lauren is responsible for leading Canvas Medical’s client-facing engineering teams. With over 20 years of experience, she specializes in creating cross-functional, collaborative development teams with a focus on process, operations and delivery to drive success. Lauren also teaches and volunteers in her hometown, with a goal of encouraging young people to join the technology community. Lauren holds both a BS and MS in Information Technology from Drexel University.

Kristen O'Neill

VP, Product Operations

As VP of Product Operations, Kristen works collaboratively across teams to incorporate user feedback into Canvas' product strategy and roadmap .  Prior to Canvas, Kristen spent 7 years at Privia Health, helping to recruit, onboard, and train over 2,600 providers across 6 markets. Kristen holds an MBA from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management and a BS in Healthcare Management and Policy from Georgetown University.