When working with organizations aiming to produce innovation, our team relentlessly advises our partners to “build as a last resort.” At face value, this advice may seem counterintuitive; however, we aren’t saying organizations shouldn’t build products to take to market. Rather, before setting out on the path to do so, they should think long and hard about how their internal solutions will compete in “the wild” with existing products.
Healthcare executive inboxes across the country are filled with newsletters highlighting articles that cry, “Apple, Google, and Amazon are coming for your physicians and patients!” Between the attractive growth opportunity offered by the massive $3.3 trillion US healthcare market, and the aging technology infrastructure, tech companies are eagerly making plans to solve the persisting problems in healthcare. Incumbent healthcare executives have every right to be nervous.
In this week’s special bonus episode, we had the honor of speaking with Professor Craig Garthwaite, Associate Professor of Strategy and the Director of Healthcare at Kellogg. Professor Garthwaite is an applied microeconomist whose research examines the effects of government policies and social phenomena with a focus on the health and biopharmaceutical sectors.
This week’s bonus interview welcomes Lee Shapiro of 7Wire Ventures to the podcast. Lee is Managing Partner at 7wire Ventures, an investment firm he co-founded over a decade ago. The fund’s focus is on building companies that empower connected informed health consumers to improved outcomes, facilitating the change from sick-care to wellcare. He is active with the 7wire portfolio and the boards of Livongo Health, Ayogo Health, Carebox, Zest Health, ConsejoSano, Modern Teacher and Education Funding Partners.
Part of Orlando Health Strategic Innovations and in partnership with Healthbox, the Orlando Health Foundry is a program that helps team members and physicians explore the commercial potential of their healthcare innovation ideas. By harnessing internal creativity, the Foundry strives to help team members and physicians advance ideas that demonstrate potential to meaningfully impact how healthcare is delivered across Orlando Health.
This week’s episode welcomes Erik Pupo, managing director in the Accenture Health Client Service Group, for the final part in our series around Blockchain Innovation in Healthcare. Erik is Accenture’s Healthcare Blockchain lead for North America, where he leads sales and implementation efforts with Accenture’s payer, provider, and life science customers on how to use blockchain technology to improve efficiencies within their businesses.
Our guest today, John Bass, joins the podcast to talk about the use of the blockchain in healthcare and how it will drive innovation, now, and in the future. John is Founder and CEO of Hashed Health, a healthcare blockchain innovation firm focused on building the new digital infrastructure for healthcare. John has over 20 years of experience in healthcare technology with expertise in shared operating systems that build trust, transparency, and incentives across health networks.

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