March 2019

Dr. Elizabeth Teisberg- Revisiting “Redefining Healthcare”- What Do We Mean By “Value?”

Dr. Teisberg and her colleague Dr. Michael Porter helped define “Value Based Healthcare” in their seminal HBR article and later book, Redefining Healthcare. However, the definition of value is often interpreted differently by different stakeholders in the healthcare system. Dr Teisberg reviews the impetus for her original work and puts it in context for how we might think about the future.

February 2019

Why Can’t Telehealth Scale?

While doctors say if telehealth were compensated they would use it, I disagree. For doctors to move their practice to the cloud, telehealth needs to be better- generating more money per hour spent. However, there are ways to get there. For telehealth to spread, we need to stop competing with the past, the traditional in person visit, and think about the practice of the future.

January 2019

A Tale Of 2 JPMorgans- The World’s Largest Healthcare Investment Conference

JP Morgan Healthcare Conference brings out investors, hospitals and companies, all ready to build the future products we'll use to care for one another. But this year it was a Lyft ride to the conference that was most memorable.

Why Don’t You Eat Your Vegetables. What Can We Learn From Sales?

"Sales" is something of a 5 letter word in healthcare, somehow beneath doctors and nurses. However, if we can't sell our diagnoses and treatments to our patients, it's not likely they'll get better. Martyn Lewis, an expert in selling discusses the overlaps.

December 2018

Why Don’t You Eat Your Vegetables- What Can We Learn from Drug Company Advertising?

While many of us object to pharma's efforts to manipulate us, there is something to be learned. How messaging could improve compliance would ultimately allow better healthcare outcomes. Dr. Michael Mackert discusses the issue and opportunity.

November 2018

Back to the Future- Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Get Doctors & Patients Talking Again?

The last 25 years has been all about moving from paper to digital. While there have been many gains in terms, there has also been an erosion in the doctor-patient relationship. More tech, AI may ironically offer an opportunity to reverse the process.

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