Accelerating Real Change in Healthcare

Title: Accelerating Real Change in Healthcare
Date: 2014-01-15
Speaker: Halle Tecco (Rock Health)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
The healthcare system traditionally hasn’t done a great job welcoming diverse talents into the space.
It is notoriously closed.
The healthcare system likes to think it is unique. That it is a system unlike other systems we have experienced.
Albert Einstein: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
We as consumers only pay for 12% of the healthcare we consume out-of-pocket.
Our employers are who is paying (21% of healthcare spending).
Employers paying is a byproduct of wage freezes in World War II.
The average family, in their premiums, spends $22,000 a year.
Incentives really do matter.
Learning to sell is one of the best skills you can have.
As an entrepreneur you’re always selling.
There is a lot of money in hospitals to deploy better tools.
The legacy healthcare technology companies have set the bar so low.
You need to find out where the value is being added.