As a health solutions company dedicated to helping people and communities achieve better health, GuideWell participates in and captures thought leadership discussions on health industry innovation through our GuideWell Insights Lounge interviews. After hosting more than 130 conversations with health industry thought leaders in 2016, here are the top five themes that we believe are driving health industry transformation today. 1. Humanity back into health care“Humanity” starts with redefining what constitutes health. No longer is it sufficient to limit the idea of “...

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November 16, 2016
geraghty davos debrief

GuideWell Chairman and CEO Pat Geraghty returned from his first visit to the annual conference of the World Economic Forum (WEF), aka “Davos” this January with a clear objective: “go bolder” in transforming the health industry.It's finding that fine balance point between going at a pace that's comfortable for the [health industry] stakeholders, and going at a pace that drives people into that uncomfortable zone where real change happens - and doing that effectively. All the stakeholders, including us, are going be uncomfortable over the next 5 to 20 years...

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February 19, 2016 Davos

By Kate WarnockYou cannot help but be dazzled by the technology and transformative thinking that is the hallmark of Singularity University’s (SU) annual health conference, Exponential Medicine. With a mission to solve the world’s biggest challenges, Singularity University is unique in not just showcasing bleeding-edge tech, but in convening the “doers” who will translate...

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November 24, 2015 #health policy, #xmed

By Annie ErstlingToday marks the third day of the 5th annual Exponential Medicine conference. This sold-out unique four-day intensive event explores how innovation and breakthrough technology research can reshape and redefine healthcare.We caught up with Daniel Kraft, Founding Executive Director and Chair of Exponential Medicine, at the end of yesterday’s amazing sessions for a recap and to hear what’s on the agenda for today.Yesterday’s sessions explored how the Exponentials we learned about on day 1 are being integrated into health and how we can scale them to make a real...

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November 11, 2015 #xmed

By Annie ErstlingToday the 5th annual Exponential Medicine Conference hosted by Singularity University kicks off at Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California. This sold-out unique four-day event explores how innovation and breakthrough technology research can reshape and redefine healthcare. The conference kicks off today at 1pm PST and runs through Thursday, November 12th at 1pm PST.In partnership with...

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November 9, 2015 #xmed

By Kate WarnockIs it possible that the source of the next generation of medical breakthroughs resides in our very own gut? Absolutely, according to GuideWell’s senior director of business innovation, Chris Hillier. A trained pharmacologist, physiologist and multiple patent-holder of biologic solutions, Chris has long been fascinated by the potential of the microbes that live in, and on, every person’s body including the skin and digestive system. He was motivated to select the microbiome as his topic for a workshop he’ll lead at next week’s ...

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November 4, 2015 #xmed

By Kate WarnockWhen market forces like payer consolidation, payment reform and consumerism are enough to absorb a health industry leader’s full attention, you might assume that disruptors like precision medicine and telehealth would take a back seat to more immediate operational concerns. Yet consulting powerhouse Oliver Wyman recognizes that tomorrow’s most rigorous health companies won’t just survive, they’ll thrive under executives who lead sustainable change in these disruptive times. That’s precisely why Oliver Wyman invited GuideWell Chairman and CEO Pat...

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October 26, 2015 #owhic, Oliver Wyman

By Danielle DavisAs Big Health shifts its focus to providing a more consumer-driven health experience, startups with direct-to-consumer solutions find it increasingly encouraging to adapt their product to be sold through existing channels in the health industry. An example is entering the market as a population health solution that insurance carriers and employers can offer to – and subsidize – for their large user-bases. But what does that mean for the start-up? Their product? Their go-to-market approach?...

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September 14, 2015 entrepreneur, startup

 Renee Finley, head of GuideWell Innovation and Nina Nashif, CEO and Founder of Healthbox By Kate WarnockIf you’re an entrepreneur and are considering a startup accelerator program, the one thing you likely don’t have is an excess of time or resources. How do you evaluate one business accelerator program as better from the next? If you’re accepted into a program, how do you get the most out of it? Does it make a difference if you’re coming from outside the health industry? Your questions are what motivated us to interview Nina Nashif, CEO and Founder of...

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September 5, 2015 accelerator, entrepreneur, Healthbox

By Danielle Davis “What’s the old saying? You can tell the pioneers by the arrows in their backs?”I had asked Eric Buffkin, the President and Chief Operating Officer of eTect, about what it was like to be a start-up on the “bleeding edge” of the digital medicine trend.I didn’t exactly expect him to liken it to real bloodshed. There was a pregnant pause.“Nah,” he laughs...

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August 24, 2015 digital health, entrepreneur, startup

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