Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Lena Wen, talks about how the city is using data to take on -- and prevent -- public health problems like infant mortality and falls among seniors. Her team is collaborating with an extensive network of organizations across government, the health system, and the private sector to squash health crises exacerbated by socioeconomic conditions. Her best advice when collaborating with large health organizations? Pick a 'North Star' to follow.
What did it take for tech giant uber to get into healthcare? Lauren Steingold from uber Health talks about how uber is hoping to contribute to the transformation of healthcare with their HIPAA compliant ride scheduling and sharing program. Any advice for others looking to launch consumer-friendly tech into healthcare? Listen in on her *FREE* completely disruptive idea for healthcare companies to steal at the 3:30 mark.
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.
Advice for health tech startups from someone who should know. Glen Tullman is CEO of Livongo, a healthcare IT startup that rang in 2018 with a $105M mega-round raised internally among its current pool of investors at two-and-a-half times the company’s previous valuation. What can you learn from Glen’s story about how to scale? Find out his plans for using his new funding to fuel Livongo’s growth and expand out from diabetes management into other aspects of health. As the guy who took Allscripts to a wildly successful IPO, Glen talks to about being ready to go public and whether or not startups should 'build' for their exit.
Today's cholesterol test is about to be disrupted. Finnish startup, Nightingale Health has developed a blood test that collects 50 times more biomarker data than that old test -- and they're offering it to labs at the same price point.
Already the new test is boasting a 20% better prediction rate for diabetes and cardiovascular disease than the traditional test, with more work being done with research institutions and universities to build that evidence base.
The company is working off a $30M round but what's next as they look expand out of Europe and open labs in the US and Asian markets? Hint: They're looking to expand the understanding of the biomarkers their test provides by analyzing 500,000 blood samples from the UK Biobank. Listen in then find out more at www.nightingalehealth.com.
What’s the investment opportunity in digital health? Marvin Liao is partner at 500 Startups, a VC fund and accelerator program that has made more than 2000 investments in early stage tech startups over the past eight years. Healthcare technology being one of their areas of expertise, Marvin talks about whether or not he thinks digital therapeutics, mental health, and biotech have room to grow and if Apple, Google, and Amazon really have the power to change the future of health. Find out if he’s bullish on tech outside the US and why he’s got his eye on bleeding edge innovations coming out of Japan.
Susannah Fox, former Chief Technology Officer for the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) talks about the latest research project she's working on - a survey that seeks to understand how 14-22 year old's use digital health and social media as tools for improving their well-being. Output from her data is expected to not only inform our understanding of the emerging trend of 'peer-to-peer health' but how adults can learn 'best practices' for using social media from a generation that has never lived without it.