The accelerating rate of healthcare innovation

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Current economic headwinds are challenging, and we thought we’d take a momentary reprieve to zoom out and reflect on some of the longer-term trends that are promising. Namely, the rate of healthcare innovation has increased rapidly, owing not only to massive infusions of venture funding in recent years, but also to the achievement of several important milestones. Here we enumerate some of them, as well as propose some questions, opportunities, and food for thought.  1. Modularization of health technology Just as AWS democratized access to online data storage and cloud computing, just as Shopify ubiquitized and accelerated online retail, so…...

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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.