Category: Blog

Whole Foods + Twitter = Sick Care Digital Health

There is a big Whole Foods store in my neighborhood. It is hard to find a space to park. As you would expect, the prices are high. And when I go there, I just see a bunch of products that are commodities. Most of the time I go there to buy the bread that my… Read more »

Where Should You Train if You are Interested in Medical Entrepreneurship?

A friend recently asked me if it made any difference whether his son went to one medical school or another considering the significant differences in in-state versus out-of-state tuition. A medical student wanted to know whether 1) her entrepreneurial interests would help or hurt her when applying to highly sought out specialty residency slots; or… Read more »

10 Misconceptions That Hold Back Healthcare Innovation

I’m not sure about you, but I’m getting tired of Steve Jobs. Sure, he was an innovation icon. But, in my view, the media and pundits are creating unrealistic expectations hyping and promoting the Jobs/Branson/Musk iconography.   – See more at:

Should We Cap Hospital CEO Salaries?

The dysfunctional US sick care system of systems and what to do to fix it has replaced sex and real estate as the main topic of conversation at parties. (Although it probably wasn’t top of mind yesterday during the Super Bowl. I mean, we do have our priorities.) – See more at:

Judging Surgical Quality: How to Keep Score?

The first thing that any surgical trainee observes and understands may seem obvious—that some surgeons are better than others, their technique is much more refined and that, consequently, (mostly because of less tissue damage and speed) their outcomes are better. Patients, of course, have little or no way of knowing who has “good hands” and who… Read more »

Data, Data, Everywhere: What’s the Problem?

Health data is exploding and threatens to overwhelm our ability to store, analyze, and use it. Doctors and patients want actionable information at the point of care that assists them with shared decision making. – See more at:

Do Healthcare Innovation Centers Deliver?

The new thing in sick care administration is to create healthcare innovation centers, modeled somewhat after other industry R&D and skunkworks. Their goal, ostensibly, is to innovate our way out of the sick care and healthcare mess. They focus mostly on quality, cost, and access to care and range in size, scope and vision. A recent… Read more »

What Entrepreneurs Will Watch for at the Super Bowl

It’s down to Broncos and the Panthers. The season started Thursday, Sept 10 and after 17 weeks and some elimination playoff games, here we are. That’s longer than most entrepreneurs will spend at an accelerator and everyone has an opinion about why their favorite team wound up where they did or did not.  – See… Read more »

Does It Pay to Be an Early Adopter?

Does being the first mover make a difference? What about in sick care? A first-mover advantage can be simply defined as a firm’s ability to be better off than its competitors as a result of being first to market in a new product category. – See more at:

You’re Not the Doctor. You’re the Product.

Personal branding for doctors seems to be a growth industry. The seminars, conferences, and blogs are designed to impart information to doctors interested in being more competitive and giving them the tools they need to win ever-present turf wars and scope-of-practice intrusion. – See more at: