‘Virtual healthcare’ – buzzword, opportunity, or impediment?

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The COVID pandemic has catalyzed an unimaginably rapid adoption of virtual care. Virtual disease management service offerings, and the demand for them, have grown by leaps and bounds. Largely, this is good. Difficult-to-manage chronic diseases are burgeoning, and healthcare is hard (especially in the USA) – we need all the help we can get. This post (briefly) discusses some pitfalls and lessons all health-tech founders should be aware of as we build disease/health management platforms in today’s increasingly virtual, solution-saturated world.  Some background: the onslaught of point solutions and the trend (read: race) towards integration: There are so, so many…...

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Kush Gupta I am a physician and biomedical engineer who is deeply frustrated with the current state of healthcare delivery. Clinically, I am particularly compelled by the medical complexity and humanistic challenges of caring for critically ill patients. In my free-time (depending on the season), I can be found skiing the slopes of Tahoe or kitesurfing out in the Bay.
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.