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Growth Prospect: Fun Hospitals

August 11, 2010


Historically, hospitals have been stigmatized more as places where people go to die, than places where people go to recover. Public image is hard to shake. If healthcare becomes as transparent as it needs to be to be affordable, care providers will need to actually fight for patients. As an administrator, my hospital’s image would be one […]

Growth Prospect: External Lab Services

July 9, 2010


Patients have patience (yes, that was intentional) for results proportional to the significance of their health issue in question. When a woman wants badly to know if she is pregnant, she will pay $13 for a home pregnancy test for an immediate result instead of waiting at least one week past her first missed period for an appointment […]

Growth Prospect: Western Diet Ills and Prevention

June 2, 2010


After reading Michael Pollan’s book The Botany of Desire and then listening to him talk (Authors @ Google – highly recommended) on his recent research on food and diet, I decided I needed to know what he uncovered in his book In Defense of Food. His thesis is that the typical U.S. or “western diet” has devolved […]

Growth Prospect: Replacement Body Parts

May 8, 2010


I know it is May, but Fast Company’s February issue had an interesting perspective on the next generation of prosthetics (“Super Human”).  Even though the most obvious cause for replacement body parts, war, only accounts for 0.1% of the 1.7 million American amputees, the article reports prosthetics is ready to explode as a market need.  […]