In the last 2 months, I added about 300 people in the healthcare/biopharma world on LinkedIn and connected with about 60 of them.
Schlepping in Healthcare
I sat outside the JPM Healthcare conference in San Francisco, I wasn’t invited, and stopped anyone who would talk to me. I learned a lot from a ton of people in suits.
The line “I couldn’t help but overhearing” is a very useful line, even if deceptively positioned at trying to learn how the game works. One gentleman and his cohort of hedge fund managers offered to buy me drinks in Union Square, he liked the tactic.
Please comment, I might be wrong.
I think it’s important to publish these observations and thoughts to find out where my gut instincts are completely wrong. I think challenging our gut is one of the most important things we can do.
Consumer Genetic Tests
It’s unclear whether anything good will come of the data.
Patient Recorded Outcomes (PRO)
I was told by an Israeli MD/Entrepreneur that for behavioral health problems, making calls to the patients yields higher honesty rates on PROs.
Gathering Your Medical Records
The low cost- high impact antidote consists of diet and environmental changes. (Type 2 Diabetes makes up 9/10 cases and is completely preventable.)
That being said, there’s still a large addressable group of the market that is still victim to a flawed USDA pyramid that deserve high impact low cost treatment options.