Alan Blaustein's passion for healthcare solutions began with his thymic cancer diagnosis in 2005. Frustrated with the limited resources available to effectively navigate the healthcare system, he leaned on his longtime friend Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC's Chief Medical Editor, for support. After Alan's recovery, the friends realized there was a need for a platform to assist patients and caregivers to make better decisions amid the healthcare system's many complexities. In June 2012, they launched CarePlanners (www.careplanners.com). Alan has been involved with entrepreneurial ventures since the mid-1990s, starting a number of companies. His most important role, however, is that of father of three wonderful kids for whom he wants to set a lasting example of the right way to do things.