Although his dad was a prominent politician who eventually became Speaker of the House, AliveCor Founder Dave Albert always knew he wanted to a career in medicine – it was the passion he discovered for engineering and entrepreneurship that took him, and his career, by surprise. While Dave chose a very different path than his […]
If You Gots the Poison, I Gots the Remedy: A Lesson for Digital Health
Digital Health & Medical Devices: Star-Crossed Lovers or Can they Complete Each Other?
“Two households, both alike in dignity…” Shakespeare’s opening lines to Romeo and Juliet Digital health made its debut on the stage this week at the annual Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati (WSGR) Medical Device Conference. In each of this conference’s many prior years, the conference has focused exclusively on the traditional medical device industry, by which […]
From Russia with Love, Part Dvah (aka II)
This post also ran January 2, 2013 in Healthcare IT News. Hello and Happy New Year everyone! I am finally putting pen to paper (finger pads to computer keys? whatever) to write about the previously promised second half of my Russian visit. As luck would have it, I happened to see my freshman year college […]
Employers and Health Innovation: Will They Go Long or Advance One Yard at a Time?
Last week I had the honor of being asked to moderate a panel on cardiology innovations at the first Innovation Day meeting of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH). For those of you who don’t know PBGH, they are a San Francisco-based organization founded in 1989 that has 60 member companies comprised of large […]
mHealth: Hallelujah or Bah Humbug?
3600 people and I went to the mHealth Summit earlier this week in Washington, DC and, having spent the better part of 48 hours listening, I am still not sure what to make of this emerging healthcare sector. Given the incredible energy and high attendance at the conference, it would be easy to get caught […]