Category Archives: Healthcare

The Gilded Age of SickTech

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. The WSJ reported that Twitter Inc. TWTR 5.66% accepted Elon Musk’s bid to take over the company and go private, a deal that would give the world’s richest person control over the social-media network where he is also among its most influential users. … Continue reading

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19 Things Physician Entrepreneurs Don’t Get About Sales and Marketing

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Many biomedical and health marketing and sales people ask about tips and techniques on how to sell to doctors. But, very few doctors or physician entrepreneurs have much interest in how to market and … Continue reading

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How to Balance a Culture of Conformity with Creativity in Medicine

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Medicine, by its nature, is a culture of conformity. We are trained to do no harm, be risk averse, and conform to the standard of care. We follow “best practices” i.e. what everyone else … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Digital and AI Transformation

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. In his book, The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Steve Blank described what has become the gospel of lean startup methodologies: Customer validation, customer discovery, customer creation and company building The path to sickcare digital transformation … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Physician Advisor for a Healthcare Startup

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers It has never been easier to create a sickcare startup, particularly in digital health. Part of that process requires that founders find the right players to be on the team. In many instances, that will involve finding … Continue reading

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Top 100 Innovation and Transformation Articles of 2021

2021 marked the re-birth of my original Blogging Innovation blog as a new blog called Human-Centered Change and Innovation. Many of you may know that Blogging Innovation grew into the world’s most popular global innovation community before being re-branded as … Continue reading

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Why So Much Innoflation?

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Inflation is all over the news and at your kitchen table. In case you cut all those economics classes, inflation happens when too much money chases too few goods. It’s happening now because of COVID … Continue reading

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Sickcare Culture of Conformity versus a Culture of Creativity

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Sickcare is a culture of conformity and competition. Premeds know it. Medical students and residents learn it. But, once they graduate, they are told they will be paid for value. Unfortunately, few will teach them … Continue reading

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Are doctors wasting their time on entrepreneurship?

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Medical students, residents and practitioners around the world are getting more and more interested in entrepreneurship for many reasons. With that, some are questioning the wisdom of doctors bothering themselves with “the business of medicine” , innovation … Continue reading

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Being Too Focused on the Test is Dangerous

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Like most premeds, I got into medical school, mostly, because I am good at taking standardized tests, I can memorize lots of information , I had some cultural and economic advantages and I knew what … Continue reading

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