Category: Entrepreneurs

Making diabetic foot ulcers history. Interview with Podimetrics CEO, Jon Bloom

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April 1st, 2021 by

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Podimetrics CEO, Jon Bloom

As an anesthesiologist, Jon Bloom was distressed to participate in so many foot amputations for diabetic patients. He vowed to do something to consign this barbaric, Civil War era procedure to the dustbin of history. Eventually, he met up with some like-minded co-founders at an early Hackathon and the result was Podimetrics.

A decade later, the team has developed and deployed a technology and care management solution that is putting their goal in reach. Of course in the US healthcare system, amputations are lucrative for providers but prevention isn’t. So that’s an extra hurdle Podimetrics has had to clear.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Jon traces Podimetrics’ path. But we also carve out time to discuss high school marching band, why it took him 8 years to graduate from college, his dreams of being a punk rock musician, and what my son Harry Williams was like as a Podimetrics summer intern.

If your healthcare or life sciences business needs strategy consulting, I’d be happy to discuss. We have two decades of experience working with companies whose strategic opportunities and challenges are similar to Podimetrics. Contact us here.

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By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

Interview with SonderMind CEO Mark Frank

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March 25th, 2021 by

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SonderMind CEO Mark Frank

Mark Frank has a great sense of timing. He graduated from West Point just in time for 9/11 and had a summer job at Lehman soon before its collapse. Then a few years ago, he had an insight that a mental health wave was coming as stigma fell, mental health parity rules took effect, and as stresses increased. He co-founded SonderMind where as CEO he’s helping make behavioral health more accessible, approachable and utilized. 

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Mark describes how his upbringing in Atlanta, Japan and Germany shaped his outlook and how family members have influenced his enlistment in the military and his path with SonderMind.

At Health Business Group, we have two decades of experience in developing robust strategies for telehealth and remote patient monitoring companies whose strategic opportunities and challenges are similar to SonderMind’s. If you need strategy consulting help, please reach out.

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By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

Interview with Proprio CEO Gabe Jones on helping surgeons see around corners

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March 18th, 2021 by

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Proprio CEO Gabe Jones

As founder and CEO of Proprio, Gabe Jones is helping surgeons see around corners. If all goes according to plan, the company’s computational imaging innovations will infuse all of surgery, making great surgeons even better and bringing up the average as well. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, virtual reality –it’s all in there! 

Gabe’s eclectic background prepared him for his current role. From Japan to the Gates Foundation to intellectual property law, to M&A he’s seen and done a lot over his career.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Gabe shares his journey and provides some book tips, including speculative fiction like Cryptonomicon and others by Neal Stephenson, Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek and Titan by Ron Chernow.

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By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

Interview with Joel Morse, Curavit CEO

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March 4th, 2021 by

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Joel Morse, Curavit CEO

Joel Morse has devoted his career to building innovative companies that serve the pharmaceutical industry. His latest venture, Curavit Clinical Research runs decentralized or virtual trials, which have grown dramatically in the pandemic. 

I’m a big fan –and will be a panelist on a Curavit-sponsored webinar:  Are You Ready to Go Virtual? Unlocking the Full Potential of Decentralized Clinical Trials.  The webinar is on March 11 at 1 pm EST. Register here.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Joel talks about decentralized trials and why they’re growing. He also opens up about his experience building C3i, and how it led him to adventures around the world, including Joel’s involvement with the royal family in Bulgaria.

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By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

Prognos Health CEO Sundeep Bhan on Healthcare Analytics

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February 25th, 2021 by

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Sundeep Bhan, Prognos CEO

Sundeep Bhan’s family liked the idea of him becoming a doctor, but as long as he stayed as a pre-med in college they let him take whatever courses he wanted. He explored art history and communications, and eventually wandered back to healthcare as a company founder. It’s a good thing that he has that entrepreneurial streak, since one of his board members told him he was not employable.

For the past decade, Sundeep has been running Prognos Health, a healthcare analytics platform company. In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Sundeep shares why he started the company, the core capabilities required of any player in the space, the evolving meaning of real world data, and how COVID is changing the market.

He’s a big fan of biographies and books on the industry. Sundeep’s favorite biographer is Walter Isaacson; he’s read his books on Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Ben Franklin. For anyone building a platform company, he suggests Platform Revolution by Geoffrey Parker, Marshall van Alstyne and Sangeet Choudary, Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown, and Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh.

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By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.