Cool Startup: Bloom Technologies

It’s hard to read Peter Thiel’s Zero to One book and not start thinking in an entrepreneurial way.  Afterwards, I thought about where we have gaps in healthcare.  There is a lot of technology out there (apps, wearables) right now that has empowered patients to take charge of their own health.  One area that seems to be lacking is in women’s health. There are a number … Continue reading Cool Startup: Bloom Technologies

Innovation for All

I was in an interesting discussion yesterday with some colleagues on Medstro (a social media site for doctors).  We were talking about the pace of innovation at academic medical centers, but the topic got me thinking more broadly about who is driving innovation in healthcare right now.  The short answer seems to be:  “everybody”. Innovation happens wherever people are desperately trying to solve problems.  On a global level, we … Continue reading Innovation for All

Past, Present, & Future

The progress of medicine in modern times is pretty awe-inspiring. Just think– Modern human beings (homo sapiens) have existed on Earth for a staggering 200,000 years. For most of that time, we lived as nomads, hunting and gathering in small tribes. Organized civilizations came to be only a mere few thousand years ago.  It was then that we were able to gather our collective knowledge and resources to make … Continue reading Past, Present, & Future