About Us

About Us & Team



HIT Consultant is an award winning healthcare technology focused digital media platform providing engaging interviews, videos, podcasts, and in-depth commentary shaping the dynamic landscape of the healthcare technology industry.

We utilize a combination of content from our talented editorial team, contributors, and quality content curation serving as the leading digital media platform to connect and engage healthcare technology professionals.

Our mission is clear: deliver insightful coverage of healthcare technology trends and innovation.

Meet Our Team

Fred Pennic

Founder & Editor in Chief

Fred Pennic

Fred Pennic is the founder of HIT Consultant and is passionate about creating digital media platforms with insightful content that fosters knowledge sharing for the healthcare technology community.

Fred has significant experience as a healthcare IT management consultant with over nine years of experience where he has assisted some of the leading healthcare providers in assessments/planning, implementations,and project management/advisory support.

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Jasmine Pennic

Director, Marketing & Business Development

Jasmine Pennic

Jasmine Pennic serves as the marketing and business development director for HIT Consultant. As a seasoned marketing and communication professional, she arrives at HIT Consultant with more than seven years of experience in writing press releases, editing, strategic and content planning, marketing campaigns, and social media marketing.

Companies she has worked for and contributed to include The Birmingham News, WBHM 90.3, AMERICAN (American Cast Iron pipe Company], and NCCER (The National Center for Construction Education and Research).

Erica Garvin

Contributing Editor

Erica Garvin

Erica Garvin is the contributing editor for HIT Consultant. She reports on the latest trends and developments in the healthcare technology community, writing articles that feature thriving companies and executives on the cutting edge of healthcare innovation.

Erica was a spotlight editor for Red Coat Publishing where her work as been featured in all five of Red Coat’s recognized publications, including Inside Healthcare, where she had the opportunity to speak to elite executives on the pressing topics affecting today’s healthcare industry.

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Dr. Saif Abed

Health IT Correspondent

Dr. Saif Abed

Dr. Abed is a medical doctor, corporate strategist and clinical advisor based between London and Cambridge in the UK. His firm, AbedGraham Healthcare Strategies Ltd works to support product development, strategic planning and market access in diverse sectors including mHealth, remote diagnostics and data analytics through his team’s unique backgrounds as clinicians with industry experience.

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Lois Drapin, MPS-H.S.A.

Digital/mHealth Correspondent

Lois Drapin, MPS-H.S.A.

Lois Drapin, MPS-H.S.A. is the founder and CEO of New York-based The Drapin Group LLC, a boutique advisory and consulting firm. As an executive and consultant, she focuses on assisting CEOs, executive teams and investors of leading edge companies and corporate divisions developing new business initiatives in the healthcare, pharma and technology (digital, mobile, data) sectors.

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Ben Heubl

Health Tech/Digital Health UK Correspondent

Ben Heubl is a digital health advocate, activist and journalist for health 2.0 innovation. His main interest is to research and share how new technology finds its way into healthcare, impacting it and changing it.

Touching digital health innovation and entrepreneurship, Ben can tell a story of his own. Ex-founder of a health-tech sensory startup, Ben experienced the difficulties this industry is going through.

Ben Heubl is speaker at various healthcare innovation conferences and events, a TEDMED delegate, founded the non-for-profit organization Health 2.0 Copenhagen, Mentor at the HealthXL accelerator, and currently passionately writes for various online magazines in the context of digital health innovation and technology. Ben also currently supports a UK health innovation SME to change how citizens access healthcare. You can follow him on Twitter (@benheubl)

Nick Saalfeld

Health Tech UK Correspondent

Nick Saalfeld is a corporate journalist and entrepreneur based in London, UK. He has written for seven years about health-tech for clients including Microsoft, Imprivata and Howareyou.com. He also co-founded Yoodoo, the online platform devoted to delivering behavioral change through learning experiences, with many applications in public health and clinical/pharmaceutical adherence. He is passionate about the opportunities technology brings to healthcare, particularly when as it becomes more usable and transparent to patients and clinicians.


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HIT Consultant is a product of Fluent Health Media, a healthcare technology digital media company providing strategic digital media marketing solutions to leading healthcare technology companies.

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