One day, software will have eaten healthcare. That day has not come yet, but it will. And it’ll come just in time. First of all, what do we mean when we say “software eats ___”? What it doesn’t mean is, ‘take existing industry, add software’. Software eats the hotel industry doesn’t look like the Hilton … More Software Eats Healthcare, For Dummies
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
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
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.
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
Watching Apple’s 2014 Worldwide Developer Conference, held this week, was a bit like getting a sneak peek into a general’s preparations for battle. As Apple versus Google (and Microsoft, and even Amazon) progresses from a cold war to a warmer one, it’s become routine to view every strategic release made by Apple through the New … More Apple gets aggressive with HealthKit
As Google, Intel, Facebook, Samsung and everybody else rushes to get into mobile health, nobody has been scrutinized more than the big dog at the top of the heap: Apple. While a lot of people have focused on their theorized plans for the iWatch (and how it may be similar or different to the mass … More Is Apple missing a big opportunity with Healthbook?