Innovative initiatives require quick wins. But unable to choose is unable to move. 7 principles of success for leading innovative initiatives: #1. New initiatives need to inspire energy to sur… Source: 7 Principles of Success for Leading Innovative Initiatives
Today's healthcare environment continues to be an industry in the throes of massive transformation. Value-based care may be a buzzword, but no one can argue it's having disruptive impact on healthcare organizations across the country. Paying for care based on actual outcomes is a huge shift in the business model for healthcare, and requires faster … Continue reading Bringing Agile Innovation to Healthcare
I was asked about this topic recently by an early stage CEO and I said the following things, which sounded pretty good so I will repeat it for others who may get value from it, or may want to add to it. In order to have great people join your early stage company in my … Continue reading Startup Notes: 4 Keys to Get the Best People on Your Bus
[Expanded from my Jan 14, 2014 post for ePharma Summit, where I am speaking next week on Feb 12th, 2014.]At CES 2014, 40 percent more floor space has been dedicated to digital health exhibitors this year than in 2013. This includes many sensor tech companies that are acquiring data that describes our digital selves. For example, … Continue reading A Storm of Personal Data is Coming to Healthcare…Are You Ready?
I have had the good fortune of being involved with business ventures as an advisor, early executive, co-founder and CEO. Through the years, I've seen a lot of internal and external forces at work that can disrupt your vision as your business grows and evolves. Externally, the market you originally went after might have got up and … Continue reading In Business, Sometimes You Need to Make the Hard Choices
Earlier this year I went to the South by Southwest tech conference to connect with colleagues across health and consumer media. Mainly I wanted to validate assumptions around changes in healthcare that I thought could yield new opportunities. I was truly amazed by the amount of energy I found in the healthcare sector both from … Continue reading How data innovation can save the healthcare system
If you are in the business of media and you haven't seen House of Cards yet, you're missing out. Not because it's the best show "on TV" right now (although it might be) but because it is a great symbol of some of the massive shifts happening in TV economics. Why? It makes the Netflix … Continue reading House of Cards is for Netflix what the Sopranos was for HBO
South by Southwest can be a cacophony of sights, demos, and buzzwords. Not to mention music, booze and mayhem. In between all that there are insights. In digital health, I managed to find inspiration in many places. Here's a few of them that I think imply trends with the potential for transformative impact on the … Continue reading 8 things I saw at SXSW that could transform healthcare
I've been meeting a number of early stage ventures lately, and this topic sometimes gets missed. That's a mistake that can be fixed pretty quickly. For seed level companies in a growing market space, investors are betting primarily on talent and market expertise. Yet often this story isn't as tight as it needs to be … Continue reading Startup notes: Make sure your talent story is a real asset
Building companies over the long term is challenging but incredibly rewarding. There is truth to the statement I've heard many times "once you're an entrepreneur it's hard to do anything else." Early stage is driven by pure passion and wearing many hats and moving toward early goals at the pace of light. As you start to … Continue reading Startup notes: When does your spark need gasoline?