We are really excited for this week’s HCLDR chat. We welcome back a past host – Dr. Minerva Romero Arenas @minervies and the fantastic team from the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS). Dr. Arenas last hosted HCLDR in 2014 when we discussed the growing diversity in healthcare. A lot has happened since 2014. We are dealing […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. Over the past few weeks I have had numerous discussions with healthcare entrepreneurs who are building products that are designed to automate processes that were once human-powered. These were all fascinating discussion, but it got me thinking about automation vs human touch in healthcare. Specifically, I wonder if there are […]

Blog Post by Joe Babaian This time of year is often referred to as the dog days summer. I can’t say if that applies universally, but here in southeast Texas, the moniker is apt! I am watching many of our #hcldr friends and peers working tirelessly and not slowing down, even during these traditionally hot, […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. Last week, news broke that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the British drug giant, was investing $300 Million USD in 23andMe, the consumer genetics company best known for helping everyday citizens discover their ancestry. The outcry over the privacy concerns of this arrangement was instantaneous. Yet in the age of social media where […]

Blog post by Joe Babaian The pharma pricing system was not built on the idea of consumer engagement. It was built… on market efficiencies. It was not built on the premise of consumerism. ~ Heather Bresch, CEO Mylan Heather’s comment is specific to pharma but it’s emblematic of the entire healthcare system as we now […]

Blog post by Colin Hung. According to a 2012 report by the Institute of Medicine (IoM), $750 Billion USD of healthcare spending is wasted annually in the United States. That staggering amount is 187 times the combined starting salaries for every Major League Baseball team in 2017 and is the same amount spent on medical […]

Blog post by JoeBabaian It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ~ Warren Buffett This week on #hcldr I want to touch base on something we all think about – sometimes directly, other times more passingly, but we all […]