How Startups Can Help Fix Our Broken Healthcare Infrastructure — The Unbundling Of The Hospital

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A pandemic exposes the flaws in our society, healthcare very much included. While meaningful improvements require all 5 Ps — Payors, Providers, Patients, Pharma, Policy-Makers — startups can help. Big time. Entrepreneurs by definition are those that break the mold, square pegs in round holes, who advance ideas that convention rejects and resists, until it finally accepts and eventually adulates. And many are chipping away at the marco theme of unbundling of the hospital, which will certainly be accelerated in a pos-covid world. Caveat: the challenges of healthcare far exceed what a thousand books, much less a short article could…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.