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Digital Health: Almost a Real, Live Business
by Anne DeGheest
13 October 2012

David Schaywitz wrote an interesting article in Forbes called Digital Health: Almost a Real, Live Business.

"While the evolution of the digital health ecosystem has seemed at times almost painfully contrived, it’s now appears to have reached the point where it requires but a few sprinkles of magic fairy dust to be truly alive". David does an excellent job describing the growing amount of digital health incubators and exploding number of digital health entrepeneurs ..but there is a serious lack of funding by established venture capitalists ..still sitting on the fence..until succesfull revenue models emerge for the Direct To Consumer models.

It is my opinion that there is NO silver bullet or an equivalent of Google or Facebook to fix healthcare. This is not a "golden needle" in a hay stag that we need to find... Most digital health startups are trying to change the behavior of patients and hope it will create real that somebody will pay for it. They are also significant opportunities to provide better productivity tools for the existing healthcare delivery providers...with real cost savings...that can be monetized...but that requires a deep understanding of the complexity of the healthcare system... And experience in navigating its booby-traps!

tagsTopics: HealthTech Capital

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