Dave's Advice To Health Tech Entrepreneurs: Start With The Long Tent Pole
On June 12, Corepoint Health Founder and CTO Dave Shaver had the opportunity to address the Dallas chapter of the Health 2.0 organization, which is made up of a wide swath of participants including casual observers of health technology; CIOs, CTOs and CEOs of healthcare organizations; and entrepreneurs who are in the planning and startup phases of building their businesses. The topic of Dave's presentation was titled, appropriately, "Health Data Integration -- Where Do We Stand?"
"A patient suffers stomach pain, goes to the emergency room, is evaluated and treated, and transferred to a bed for observation. After about 20 hours, they have not gotten better, and so are admitted to the hospital. They undergo a series of diagnostic tests, and after the doctors figure out what is wrong with them and diagnoses them, they are transferred to another facility for treatment. After treatment, they are then transferred back to the original facility. They are then discharged home. They have a follow up visit with a specialist, who recommends therapy. The patient walks over to therapy, and starts the first course the same day. After the last therapy visit the patient has another follow-up with the specialist (again on the same day). And then there is a final phone conversation with their general provider before they are finished with the condition."