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The Health Care Strategist Daily Dose...

Ideas and trends meriting your attention, from Steve Davis, Health Care Strategist:

From TED, an idea worth spreading: Eric Topol on the wireless future of medicine where we'll monitor all our vital signs on our own smartphone.

From MedCity News, University Hospitals Case Medical Center spins off Fluence Therapeutics Inc., licensing to the company photodynamic therapy technology for the treatment of skin disease. Interesting trend reflecting hospitals' more active roles in incubating startup ideas.

From Business Week Magazine, The Fundamentals Of Innovation. "Innovation is about growth, and growth takes empathy, creativity and execution."

The venture capitalists at High Country Venture LLC secured $25 million for its second health and IT-focused fund. The more venture capital flows into health care, the more the industry is restructured and the more hospital usage is seen as what you resort to when everything else fails. A.k.a. the end of the food chain.

From the ScienceBlog (via the New York Times) the cash flow benefits of sustainability.

From the Fort Worth Business Press, the nimble, focused little guys (and gals) are doing just fine in life science. Cases in point: Encore Vision, developing a pharmaceutical eyedrop to treat presbyopia, and Luminex which licenses its xMAP biological testing technology system to larger companies.

Finally, from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (via Medical News Today) a summary of technology's impact on health care utilization and costs.

And so the crisis passes, as they always do. Fear ebbs. Opportunities are everywhere. Time to grow. E-mail me at if you agree.


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