Twelve years ago, I was just starting out in the telemedicine industry, and people in remote areas without access to healthcare couldn’t get help. Our projects had clearly defined direct incremental clinical value. Even if the business case did not make sense (i.e., throw off a profit), there was a definite need between providers and outlying rural areas, for example, Alaska.
Coming fresh out of the Health 2.0 show here in Silicon Valley, we have had many great conversations from across the spectrum in innovative healthcare. From venture capitalists to physicians to private payers and entrepreneurs, it was apparent that there is a lot of enthusiasm and great ideas being developed in the digital health world.
Just like a great football team is made up of coaches and players who execute together to move the team down the field, the right players on your business decision making team can guide your company forward.