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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

HIMSS15: The Patient Takes Center Stage

April 25, 2015


I have just returned from HIMSS 2015 where I found that this hypothetical hybrid Monster has come to life, much to my surprise. In three short years, HIMSS has gone from an event where electronic medical records (EMRs) took center stage to one where the focus was very much on the patient/consumer, a voice that was entirely missing in the HIMSS of 2012.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

You Down Wit’ IOT?

April 16, 2015


I read an article the other day in Forbes called Amazon and IBM Just Kicked the Internet of Things into High Gear and it was both compelling and alarming, which sounds exactly like everything new in healthcare.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Who Wants to Live Forever?

April 6, 2015


There is another group of scientists whose efforts are not targeted toward living to 100, or thereabouts; instead their sights are set on helping people live forever. And those scientists are being funded by the technology entrepreneurs that have not just the will, but the money to live forever, and that is producing some interesting if weird work.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

If You Gots the Poison, I Gots the Remedy: A Lesson for Digital Health

March 25, 2015


I particularly like non-fiction that tells a story so well that it feels like the best kind of novel. The Remedy definitely gave that sense while telling the true story of how scientists and physicians battled it out…

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

Sign Posts on the Road to Connected Health Adoption

March 19, 2015


As I’ve traveled the road of adoption for connected health for two decades, I’ve paid attention to the major sign posts — defining moments when the dialogue changes in such a way that the whole organizational strategy changes with it.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Healthcare of the People, By the People, For the People

March 9, 2015


On the night of Friday March 7, 2015, I started my weekend stint as a judge at the Philips HealthSuite Hackathon and I was asked to say a few words on stage at the beginning of the program. For a variety of reasons, it was this quote and concept above that came to my mind at the time and here’s why: the healthcare industry is going through its own civil war right now.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

When is Comes to Mental Health, It’s All In Your Head

February 4, 2015


I am impressed by the commitment to behavioral health innovation I have recently seen among digital health entrepreneurs. There are some really meaningful companies out there making a powerful difference in people’s lives.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Music as Medicine

December 23, 2014


Musical Health Technologies describes itself as “mobile technology, which digitizes the evidence-based music therapy practice of lyric prompting,” by which they mean they use the familiarity of lyrics and the way the brain reacts to music to deliver a therapeutic intervention. They are seeking to make music therapy not just effective (which is already well known medical fact), but scalable, which it has previously never been.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Ante Up! Where I’d Place My Healthcare Bets

November 22, 2014


I am fortunate in that I get asked to speak at a lot of events, public and private. It is a great opportunity to hang out with smart people and tell the world my view of how things should be. One of the most common questions I get asked at these events is this: if you were investing in the healthcare world today, where exactly would you be placing your bets?

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

The eHarmonizing of Healthcare

September 2, 2014


The Venture Valkyrie suggests using an algorithm-based personality matching system to match doctors and patients.