As entrepreneurs and technologists relentlessly push innovative new models into every corner of the economy, no industry presents as much potential – or as many challenges – as the healthcare sector. But despite a long list of failed attempts to transform every aspect of care, often with obviously superior technology or user experiences, the industry remains stubbornly resistant to disruption.
The good news is that prior failed attempts, and some smaller, less notorious successes, have created a small population of veteran entrepreneurs and investors with a hard-won understanding of the peculiar business of delivering healthcare. A group of those veteran innovators gathered for a panel discussion at the 2016 DLA Piper Global Technology Summit. Their conversation, entitled "How is Technology Transforming the Way We Deliver Healthcare?" touched on a wide range of challenges and opportunities at the convergence of healthcare and tech, and offered an equally broad range of insights into the unique way that the two industries can come together to make care more effective and efficient.
What follows is just a few highlights of their conversation. The panelists were:
- Lucian Iancovici, Senior Investment Manager, Qualcomm Life Fund
- Lynne Chou O'Keefe, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
- Tom Rodgers, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, McKesson Ventures
- Sanjay Shah, Director of Strategic Innovation, Dignity Health