012 Rethinking Business Models in Healthcare. Patients as Consumers? (Jesus del Valle, Axel Polack, Klaus Stöckemann, Dorjan Marušič, Stanislav Sirakov, Alex Farcet)

According to some estimates, it takes 17 years from a medical innovation to become a part of the standard practice in medicine. Adoption of technologies in healthcare is slow. Investments in digital health are rising – 8 billion USD was invested last year. But what does that even mean? What works, what not? What have we learned in the past years about business models in digital health? This was the topic of a Panel at INFUSE Digital Health Networking Event, organized in Ljubljana in May 2017. Top KOLs talked about why patients are different consumers than payers in other industries, what challenges are specific for digital health startups, and which mistakes are the same here as with the other startups.
Dr. Jesus del Valle, Head of Bayer’s Grants4Apps Accelerator
Dr. Axel Polack, General Partner at the Joint Polish Investment fund
Dr. Klaus Stöckemann, the Managing Partner at Peppermint Venture Partners
Dorjan Marušič, Practicing Cardiologist, Former Health Minister of Slovenia
Stanislav Sirakov, Partner at LAUNCHub
Alex Farcet, Co-founder of Startupbootcamp
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