Author Archives: Arlen Meyers

Innerpreneurs, entrepreneurs, wannapreneurs and intrapreneurs

These days, you can’t be a hipster without being a -preneur. They come in all sizes and shapes. Ganjapreneurs sell pot or pot derivatives. Technopreneurs do online anything. And then there are the doctorpreneurs, physician entrepreneurs or medpreneurs. The list gets even more confusing since there are so many different kinds and definitions. Here is a brief lexicon to help understand the ...

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How to Compete Against Commoditycare

There are large variations in US sickcare. Surgery rates for a given condition vary depending on where you live and the costs are all over the map too. When it comes to outcomes, the numbers are hard to come by for any given doctor, so who knows? But, with advances in data acquistion and analytics, treatment metrics will, at least theoretically, regress ...

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How do you do innovation?

If you had an idea for a medical device, would you know where to go at work to get help commercializing or deploying it in your organization? Most of the time, based on my experience, the answer is no. Giffford Pinchot, who originated the term “intrapreneur”, has suggested that you rate your organization in several domains to see whether your ...

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Drivers of International Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Life science entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity with scarce, uncontrolled resources with the goal of creating customer/user-defined value through the deployment of biomedical and clinical innovation. Innovation can come in many forms, not just products and services.There are many new exciting business opportunities for innovators to develop and commercialize their new products and services. However, the life science innovation ...

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The Novelty-Value Matrix

There are many definitions of innovation. In my view, there is a qualitative and quantitative component that helps to determine whether something is innovative as defined by users. The qualitative component is newness i.e whether someone is new or is old done in a new way. The quantitative component is the multiple of user defined value created when compared to competitive ...

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How is Digital Health Entrepreneurship Different?

Medical and health entrepreneurship, the pursuit of opportunity with scare resources with the goal of creating user defined value through the deployment of biomedical and clinical innovation, is growing quickly. After many years of either ignoring opportunities or being sidelined, physician entrepreneurs are finally throwing their hats in the ring.  There are two basic categories of medical entrepreneurship-biomedical and clinical. There are significant ...

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Io(M)T Challenges

Each day, more and more things get connected, creating an event bigger and bigger smart world creating more and more data that makes us more and more vulnerable to cyberattacks and intrusions. Apple has unveiled the Watch Series 4 at its annual event at the Apple Park in San Francisco. The new Apple watch – cleared by the Food and ...

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The Visionary Leader’s 3 Areas of Core Development

Physician burnout is pervasive and appears to be worsening. In fact, in some specialties, residents are burned out even before they have spent their first day in practice. But, they are not alone since burnout happens in many industries other than medicine. Burnout is considered to have a range of symptoms. There is no agreement which of those are part of ...

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