Rachael McCrary Of Gather Labs On 5 Things We Need To Do To Improve The US Healthcare System

An Interview With Jake Frankel

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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15 min readMar 4, 2023


We also need a more streamlined STD/STI testing system that is easy, fast, and accessible. STDs and STIs have been on the rise for years, and although there are many factors at play, one of the biggest reasons is the lack of access to screening with same-day results.

The COVID-19 Pandemic taught all of us many things. One of the sectors that the pandemic put a spotlight on was the healthcare industry. The pandemic showed the resilience of the US healthcare system, but it also pointed out some important areas in need of improvement.

In our interview series called “In Light Of The Pandemic, Here Are The 5 Things We Need To Do To Improve The US Healthcare System”, we are interviewing doctors, hospital administrators, nursing home administrators, and healthcare leaders who can share lessons they learned from the pandemic about how we need to improve the US Healthcare System.

As a part of this series, I had the pleasure to interview ​​Rachael McCrary.

​​Rachael McCrary is the founder and CEO of Gather Labs, the first vertically-integrated, high- complexity CLIA laboratory to offer same-day lab results for over 100 diagnostics tests. A seasoned entrepreneur and innovator in the challenging fields of both technology and fashion, McCrary has harnessed her passion for creating practical products and solutions to fill the gaps in many core consumer experiences — from post-surgical recovery support to same-day lab result processing. She is a trusted startup advisor, mentor, board member, and executive who works closely with startup accelerators, investors, and private equity funds.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into our interview, our readers would like to get to know you a bit. Can you tell us a story about what brought you to a career in HealthTech?

Near the end of 2021, during the global Omicron surge, I was visiting Costa Rica to implement proper COVID-19…