Rebecca Kaul had planned to be a doctor. But life and the HMO era got in the way. As a result she went down an entirely different and windy path through chemical engineering, public policy, consulting on information systems and reinsurance. And together these all led her right back to a different way of contributing […]
New Tech Tonics Podcast: Eric Leuthardt, MD – Brainaissance Man
Eric Leuthardt, MD, is quite the Renaissance Man. An accomplished neurosurgeon, inventor, playwright, book author, clothing designer and father of two, Eric has built a career with and around brains in a way no one would have imagined early in his life. Teachers thought he was a slow learner, but it turns out they just […]
New Tech Tonics Podcast: Lisa Alderson and her Long and Winding Road to Genomics
For a skydiver who’s motto is “Just jump out and go”, the journey from chasing down Sandanista kidnappers to driving Disney strategy to genomics pioneer sounds sort of rational. Lisa Alderson, founder and CEO of Genome Medical, is one of those special someones who thrives on adrenaline and channels it to great effect. Lisa went […]
In Health IT, When Inertia is Your Enemy, ROI is Your Friend
Last week I had the opportunity to address 100 or so members of the Health Management Academy, a group of very senior healthcare system executives from the nation’s largest health systems (representing >1700 hospitals) who meet to “exchange best practices and benchmark information on increasing the quality and efficiency of healthcare.” The meeting was held […]
A New Year, A New Job!
Hello to my friends and followers, I’m excited to announce that as of December 23, I became Senior Managing Director at GE Ventures, focused on healthcare. I am very excited to be back on the front lines of venture capital investing in the areas I love: health IT, health services, medical devices (non-invasive in this […]
Hey Lady Entrepreneur: Why Aren’t You Home Raising Your Kids?
Last week I sent out a post on Twitter reporting the miserable experience of a friend of mine, a female entrepreneur, who had been out fundraising. She was meeting with a central-casting type venture capitalist, approximate age 35, who told her that she had “built a nice little business” so why didn’t she just sell […]