Glen Tullman is CEO of Livongo, a very hot startup with a chronic condition management platform that has been batting away IPO rumors since earlier this year when it closed a $52.M round funded by existing investors. Even more exciting, Glen has just literally written the book on consumerizing healthcare, called ‘On Our Terms,’ and stopped by to talk about it at the HIMSS TV set on location at Health 2.0's Fall Conference where I was guest hosting interviews. Find out if he thinks we as consumers are ready to take on the responsibility of ‘buying’ healthcare like we buy other consumer goods and services – and, if you’re a healthcare company, what you absolutely must do to get ready for us.
If you’re in healthcare, you need to understand the ‘consumer health movement’ and how it’s going to basically change everything about the business of care delivery. Lucky for us, Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer of health-system/payer-system giant UPMC can break it down.
The macroeconomics of shifting risk from insurers to providers and consumers…check. Business model implications…check. Tips to avoid BAD business model implications…check. How the ‘free the data’ movement (which is calling for more open access between patients and their medical record information) feeds into all this…yeah, he covers that too AND talks about the kinds of startups he’s hoping will help usher in this new era of healthcare.