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Dr. Rourke Yeakley is an innovation expert and practicing physician. He has extensive experience as a founder, chief medical officer, chief innovation officer, and innovation consultant while still practicing medicine.  

Dr. Yeakley is a member of several board of directors and is currently the President of Idaho HIMSS Board of Directors.

He has extensive experience in health care innovation, value-based care, population health and new service line development using data and artificial intelligence to navigate for success.

Dr. Yeakley has been awarded multiple US and foreign patents.

Dr. Yeakley holds faculty positions at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Washington School of Medicine.  

More About Dr. Yeakley

Interview with Dr. Yeakley for "Product in Healthtech"


Translating healthcare innovation into disruption to improve care and lower costs.




Healthcare's first international lecture on precision medicine in acute care transport medicine

Healthcare's first international lecture on biologics in acute care transport medicine

Healthcare's first international lecture on artificial intelligence in acute care transport medicine



Winner, "New Track of the Year" Boise Entrepreneur Week" 2022

Winner, "HEROES Award" 2021, Cornell University


Winner, Medical Director, 2019 "AAMS Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Award of Excellence", AMTC

Winner, "2014 Physician of the Year" Emergency Medicine of Idaho


  • Select Past conference speaking engagements:

    • "ER Alternatives: The Comprehensive Acute Care Center", America's Physician Groups, June 1, 2023

    • "Disrupting Acute Care and Future Opportunities", Boise Entrepreneur Week, October 28, 2022

    • "Value Based Care and Population Health Future ", Boise Entrepreneur Week, October 28, 2022

    • "The Entrepreneur Journey", Boise Entrepreneur Week, October 27, 2022

    • "Innovations that are Moving the Needle: Discussion of Real Wins", CHIME Innovation Summit, September 22, 2022

    • "Reimagined Acute Care", Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine; Grand Rounds, February 5, 2021
    • "Next-gen patient care: leveraging AI and big data", HIMSS 2019, February 14, 2019

    • Keynote Chair, 3rd Annual Precision Medicine: Beyond the Genome for Insights into New Treatments; Triconference February 12, 2018

    • "Implementing Precision Medicine in acute care and primary care providers", Triconference February 12, 2018

    • "Precision Medicine and the Future of Air Medical Transport", AMTC October 16, 2017

    • Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration, Cornell University April 28, 2017

    • "Precision Medicine 101", March 8, 2017​

    • "How could artificial intelligence benefit emergency medicine?" AI MED North America, December 13, 2018

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