Mar 17, 2017
Today’s show is all about the future of YOUR healthcare. First, we have one of the most sought after industry experts in healthcare innovation, Murielle Thinard McLane, a former McKesson executive and now an executive in residence at GE Ventures in healthcare analytics. It is rare to see someone who has worked across the healthcare spectrum from the payor to pharma, supply chain and healthcare delivery. She knows how to spot product market fit and how to build and scale a commercial organization, which is why she is now helping startups to commercialize their healthcare products and services. During the show, McLane shares some of the biggest trends in healthcare and where the venture capital market is focused. She discusses the pharmaceutical industry and the issues stifling innovation, bringing new drugs to market, and creating competition to bring down prices. Did you know it takes about 12 years and more than $2 billion dollars, on average, to bring a drug to market? McLane also shares some of her favorite technologies on the cutting edge in diagnostics, including digital imaging startup Arterys, which incorporates artificial intelligence and cloud computing to create a more efficient and effective MRI. In the second half hour, it’s all about why the doctors office of the future feels more like an Apple store than a doctors office. Did you know that the future is here today in San Francisco for a 149 dollar per month membership? It’s called, “Forward.” It’s all about preventative medicine with body scanners, the most advanced digital stethoscopes, genetics testing, and blood tests that offer results in 12 minutes vs days. Adrian Aoun is the founder/CEO of Forward. He is a serial entrepreneur who’s first big hit was with Wavii, the natural language processing startup that Google bought years ago. A personal experience led him to focus now on creating the future of healthcare. He talks about taking a true patient-centric approach to building out what he considers the ultimate foundation for the future of healthcare. And it’s a subscription model with a monthly $149 fee, paid upfront for an annual membership. It’s separate from a patient’s own insurance for chronic and emergency care. The idea is to start getting people in before they’re sick and being able to get them on a healthy track so they don’t end up with debilitating diseases. During the show you’ll be fascinated to hear about the process his team took to developing some of the most advanced diagnostic technologies in preventative health for the primary care office.