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Focusing on unmet needs, healthcare entrepreneurs provide their in-the-trenches perspectives on advancing medical technologies. Working to extend and enhance lives. Especially in global markets that demand high-impact growth products, innovators are challenged by securing funding through traditional ventures or alternative sources and developing cost-effective products in a changing landscape. From the 2011 Global Health Series organized by the Stanford Global Health Center in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Paul Yock, Professor of Medicine and Founding Co-Chair of Stanford’s Program in Biodesign, leads this interactive panel discussion. Panelists include Uday Kumar of iRhythm, Darin Buxbaum of Hourglass Technologies, Mohit Kaushal of the West Wireless Health Institute, and Darren Hite of Aberdare Ventures, all of whom launched in their first years after Stanford.
Reverse and frugal innovation approaches have their limits when it comes to health impact for the poor. We need more ways to provide high-quality, affordable products to low-income people.
Funders are devising new approaches that account for the impact that
social issues have on people’s health.
The causes of health inequity are diverse and entwined; the solutions will be as well.
Community-based organizations, philanthropic institutions, and federal agencies—all are needed to support and sustain revitalization efforts.
By catalyzing the power of people to make change, community organizers equip
people at every level to overcome the myriad barriers to health.