Context: Zip Code, Genetic Code, & HLTH2018

Context: Zip Code, Genetic Code, & HLTH2018

What was unique here was not that the conversation was being had - frankly that conversation has been well-worn in public health and nursing environments - but it was being had in a conference where not thirty minutes on either end, investors were talking about Unicorns, returns, and multiples. Importantly, these conversations were integrated, not just being had in parallel. This is where disruptive innovation happens. In this space. Where finally healthcare is being understood as the holistic beast that it is - that "tech" in and of itself cannot solve it wholly, but it can have meaningful impact. That in the most expensive areas of healthcare, the unmet need is not an app, but access to food. And that ultimately, your zip code can be more important to your health than your genetic code.

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What's in a Name? AI & Digital Health

What's in a Name? AI & Digital Health

 There is a sentiment that if "AI" isn't in your pitch deck, you may as well not play. It's a little like discovering Sriracha for the first time - it's so good, you want to put it on everything. Too much of it, and you can't taste anything else. AI - like digital health - means different things to different people. It is the specificity of the technology, and how it impacts the end solution/product that becomes important.

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Healthcare Impact: Investing in Outcomes

Healthcare Impact: Investing in Outcomes

... if we rely on sound bites and 140 character interpretations of complex data, we may be tempted to think that either (1) digital health doesn't work, or (2) digital health is the clear path forward. The truth is somewhere in the middle - for digital health to truly impact cost of care delivery and improve patient outcomes one needs to clearly articulate and deeply understand the problem that is trying to be solved, and for whom.

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