Bundling, unbundling, and the future of health care innovation

Today, we’re going to talk about one of the most insightful quotes in the history of the Internet: “There’s only two ways I know of to make money: bundling and unbundling.” –Jim Barksdale, CEO of Netscape In the history of the internet, many (really, all) of the big leaps forward in how we use and … More Bundling, unbundling, and the future of health care innovation

Rehab economics

Let’s talk about one of the big underlying problems with back pain, rehab and recovery, and put on our Planet Money caps so we can talk a bit about the economics behind it. The symptom: many patients going through rehab are not incentivized to go through rehab, drop out, and cost the health care system … More Rehab economics

Forget fitness. The real killer app for wearable health is rehab.

I’m always a bit disappointed when I pitch Backtrack to someone, they seem to love the idea and nod along in agreement, and then cap our discussion with: “Imagine the potential when you break out into a bigger market, like fitness tracking!” I’m disappointed in these situations because it means I’ve failed at communicating our … More Forget fitness. The real killer app for wearable health is rehab.

Prediction: Android Health will look a lot like Google Now

Last week’s unveiling of HealthKit at Apple’s WWDC provoked a flurry of responses (including my own) about Apple’s strategy moving forward, and what mobile health on an iPhone will look like for the near future. This week’s question is: what does Google’s counter-move look like? Here’s my prediction: the way Google does mobile health won’t … More Prediction: Android Health will look a lot like Google Now