“The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.” –Casey Stengel Ask anyone what the most important factor is when choosing a new job and, 9 out of 10 times, they will say “the people.” Ask any venture capitalist what the most important factor […]
ChatGPT, DALL·E 2 and Surricalty…Can This AI Make a Difference in Healthcare?
Lately, rather than talking about AI day and night, everyone is talking about two particular AI applications: ChatGPT and Dall.e-2. If you haven’t heard about them, here’s the basic pitch: ChatGPT is basically a super-charged chatbot. You talk to it, it tells you stuff. It has been “trained” with a billion bazillion pieces of info […]
Classic Blunders in the Digitization of Medical Devices
About 4 ½ years ago I wrote a piece called “Medical Devices: Pigs Have Flown, Hell Hast Frozen Over – and It’s a Good Thing.” The focus was how I was at a medical device conference, and, for the first time, there was an actual, legit conversation being had about the integration of digital technologies […]
Same As It Ever Was: 6 Days In Vegas
Along with 9000 or so of my closest friends, I went to the HLTH conference right before Thanksgiving week. As that conference came to a close, Canary Medical, the company I recently joined, had its own conference (about implantable sensors) and some subsequent meetings. The net result: I spent 6 whole days in Las Vegas and […]
Wait, Are Those Real People? Heading to HLTH
Payer? Payor? Either Way, A Tough Sell
I have advised (and continue to advise) a number of companies large and small about go-to-market strategies and how to think about launch and market entry. There are, as you can imagine, huge differences in how to approach these depending on whether one is a pharma/medical device company, a health services company or a digital […]
The Arc of Digital Health is Long, But it Bends Toward Adoption, Hopefully.
Winter is Actually Here (Again)- What It Means for VCs and Startups
Ever since the stock market realized that gravity was a real thing, people have been asking me, often multiple times a day, what this may mean for the world of venture capital and startups. And because this is my third rodeo (I was in venture capital during the 2000 stock market mini-implosion (aka the Dot […]
Better Together? How to Evaluate Company Partnerships
Digital Health* – From Zero to Hero to ??
I had the pleasure of keynoting the recent UCLA Medtech Partnering Conference, where they asked me to speak on digital health,* and particularly its current state and where I see the opportunities and challenges over the next few years. I was happy to speak at this conference in part because it creates a forum to […]
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