I have a question.

By Michael Graber / May 13, 2020 /

I really do. Why have there been so few formal studies on curiosity and its immense power to create value in the for-profit and non-profit sectors? Even on most of the professional assessment, strength finders, and behavioral audits, curiosity is not codified and measured. I don’t understand. Do you? Yet, curiosity remains the secret ingredient…

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Achieving Long Term Transformational Success with PLM in Life Sciences, Part 1 [Kalypso]

By Dave Hadfield / May 4, 2020 /

PLM – The Great Missed Opportunity for Life Sciences

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Innovation Excellence On Fire

MOFI Acquires Innovation Excellence

By Innovation Excellence / February 11, 2020 /

Noted Disruptor, Shawn Nason, Embraces the Opportunity to Lead the Global Community of Innovation Practitioners Cincinnati, Ohio (Tuesday, February 11, 2020) – Speaker, thought leader and CEO of MOFI, Shawn Nason, announced a new adventure in the world of innovation and disruption, with the acquisition of Innovation Excellence, the acknowledged online home of the global…

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The Anatomy and Physiology of Remote Sensing and Wearables

By Arlen Meyers / December 20, 2019 /

Remember when you first burned your finger on something hot? Here’s how it worked. Temperature, pressure and pain fibers in the skin of your hand sent a signal to your brain that something was wrong (afferent limb). Your brain mysteriously and miraculously processed the information in a split second (central processing), and then sent a…

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Digital Biopharma 2.0

By Arlen Meyers / December 13, 2019 /

Digital health has converged with biopharma. It has happened because digital health technologies are making it easier for biopharmaceutical companies to discover, develop and launch new drugs faster and cheaper and improve the patient and doctor experience, in what is being labeled “after the pill”, U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded…

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Why Sick Care Innovation Centers Don’t Deliver

By Arlen Meyers / December 6, 2019 /

If you work for a big, established company, you’ve probably been noticing the sudden rise of a new trend: the innovation lab. Companies as diverse as Delta Air Lines, Target, Google, Pfizer, Marriott, Autodesk, Fidelity Investments, Ford, Verizon, and Stanley Black & Decker are jumping on the bandwagon. Most don’t deliver. Open innovation labs like this bring The Garage…

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How to Be a Compensated Connector

By Arlen Meyers / November 12, 2019 /

It seems more and more people are becoming part of the gig economy, either part-time or full time, and 1099 docs are no exception. Building a network has a lot of tangible and intangible benefits. The most obvious intangible one is you get to make more money and meet a lot of interesting people you…

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What to do with your doctor cash cows?

By Arlen Meyers / October 31, 2019 /

A recent report from Merritt Hawkins indicated that the average employed physician generates over $1.5M to their employer. Also, while there is a lot of noise about value based and bundled payment, the reality in the examining room is  “the healthcare environment remains solidly rooted in fee-for-service and other forms of volume-based reimbursement. According to a recent Health Affairs study, 94.7%…

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What if private equity ran medical schools?

By Arlen Meyers / October 23, 2019 /

Dear Miss. Robertson, Thank you for responding to our solicitation for a new Dean of our medical school. We are intrigued by your past experience and background in private equity. As you are well aware, things are changing quickly in sick care and the medical education establishment has been slow to adapt. You’ve no doubt…

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eBay for Patient Data

By Arlen Meyers / October 15, 2019 /

Enormous amounts of patient data creates big business opportunities. In fact, some day, patient sick care might be a loss leader. Instead, the revenue model will be patients owning data and using a platform to sell it for a price. Patients will become digital health entrepreneurs. Selling your sick care data is called an “edge opportunity”. We are…

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