For long time listeners of this show, you know we’re in the business of helping entrepreneurs understand how to create use case alignment, how to get over the hump of defeating good marketers with a not so good solution, and how to get the right tools in the hands of people who need them. The
The design solutions from the consumer wearable market are making this next generation of remote patient monitoring devices ready for mass adoption. With the solutions you’ll hear about today and CMS finally finding a method to pay for them, hospitals and patients will soon agree that remote monitoring could be the key to a more
Maternal mortality rates are steadily on the rise in the U.S. – the only developed nation where that’s true. The maternal mortality rate in 48 states and the District of Columbia increased by 26.6% between 2000 and 2014—from 18.8 to 23.8 per 100,000 live births. Hidden in those statistics is great racial disparity, where African
We’ve been talking about Social Determinants of Health for a couple of years now and I think we all got the basic concept: For the best health outcomes, we need to combine healthcare with social care. ” A doctor might prescribe to you the best care in the world, but if you can’t afford it
It’s said that 10-20% of all medical diagnoses are wrong. That’s a bit scary, but it’s not surprising. Medical diagnostics is inherently complex, the medical literature is always expanding, and doctors, like all humans, grapple with availability bias – they diagnose diseases they know instead of diseases they don’t. Diagnostic accuracy is clearly a problem.
The healthcare system is not designed to serve patients. It may have started out that way, but it’s best we confront or current reality. That’s not to say that the people working inside of this industry are bad. Not at all. Some of the best, most generous, and caring people I’ve ever met work in