How do you take healthcare innovation into business as usual practices? Joining me on Get Social Health is Andre Blackman, a member of the Jumpstart Foundry team and Producer for Health:Further. This program that brings healthcare innovators together with healthcare professionals to figure out how to implement innovative products, services, and ideas in real-world business.
You know, healthcare innovation is a lot like the weather, everybody talks about it but nobody does anything about it. That may be stretching the metaphor a bit but, seriously doesn’t it seem that awful lot of innovation never quite gets into practice in a healthcare setting?
In our conversation Andre and I start with his previous podcast topic, the Sustain or Die Manifesto. Andre developed this idea a few years ago to inspire others to think about taking healthcare innovation into practice. In his new role with Health:Further, Andre is responsible for creating events that bring together digital health innovators and the healthcare see suite to talk about how you can use innovations in a practical real world setting.
Listen to our conversation on the podcast or jump in at the timestamps below.
[00:00] Introduction: Agent of Change – Andre Blackman
[02:19] The Sustain or Die Manifesto
[04:52] Wearables gaining interest for health tracking
[13:58] Brand new project – Health:Further
[18:10] Med help to those without
[23:04] Producing Quarterly events
[24:24] Jumpstart Foundry
[25:11] Are you targeting just Healthcare Systems?
[25:57] Health innovation – Where’s the impact?
[28:09] What core competencies does the health entrepreneur need?
[30:54] Looking for the small healthcare solutions
[32:29] Room for individuals?
[33:56] Levels of involvement
[35:26] What is your role with Health:Further?
[36:40] Dana Lewis, #hcsm Moderator, “Jump in!”
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