Can Startups Disrupt Medical Errors?

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Primum non nocere — Latin for “first, do no harm” has been enshrined by the medical practice since the times of the Hippocratic Oath. Unfortunately erring is part of the human condition and despite all the checks and balances, medicine does have a fair share of it. In fact for many years now medical errors are reported as the third leading cause of deaths in the US, the graph below being a Johns Hopkins study from 2016. To put this in perspective consider that medical errors are far more prevalent than other types of accidental deaths: And the number of…...

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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.