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

March 9, 2015

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Challenges, Innovation/innovative companies:

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

Happiness is a Warm Puppy and a More Productive Employee

April 20, 2014

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Health care & health policy, INSURANCE:

Workplace wellness programs have not accomplished what employers hope for, perhaps it is time to roll out workplace happiness programs instead.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

People Who Need People: A CES Follow Up Report

January 12, 2014

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IT:

Ironic, isn’t it, to think that people would gather in Las Vegas for anything health-related, but yet there we all were, the digital health cabal, talking sensors and wearables and the Internet of Things that nobody is quite sure they want or need yet.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

CES, Sensors & the Best Health App Ever

January 3, 2014

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IT:

On January 7th I am heading to the International Computer Electronics Show (CES), one of the largest conferences in the world focused on all of the technologies we are not supposed to use while driving or in a dark movie theater or if we want to have a social life that expands beyond our cat.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Medical Devices: What Those Paying Are Saying

December 24, 2013

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Innovation/innovative companies, PROVIDERS:

I’m going to cheat a little today and reprint an article by Mary Stuart which was published in the December issue of In Vivo: The Business & Medicine Report. The article is essentially the slightly edited transcript of a panel I moderated recently at the IN3 Medical Device 360 Conference held in San Francisco.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Best Breakthrough Since Sliced Bread, or At Least Since the Wheel

December 9, 2013

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History of medical science, Technology in healthcare:

I picked up The Atlantic November 2013 issue to read “The 50 Greatest Inventions Since the Wheel.” While these kind of sweeping generalization lists are always subjective, this particular list was compiled through a voting process that included a panel of 12 renowned scientists, engineers, technology historians, and entrepreneurs.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Business Lessons from a Child’s Bookshelf

November 18, 2013

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Entrepreneurs:

Perhaps because I have a sales/marketing/product background, or perhaps because sales/marketing/product development are such a focus of conversation when you hang around with entrepreneurs, I am often asked what business book I would most recommend on these topics.

Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Wanted: An Easy Button for Healthcare

October 14, 2013

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Health care & health policy, Other stuff:

We in the healthcare field are notorious for making things complicated and, if we had people who made us cute little buttons, ours would probably have a picture of Rube Goldberg and the slogan, “Really, that’s how we’re going to do this?”

Here Come the Exchanges…And an Opportunity to Turn Chaos Into Gold

Here Come the Exchanges…And an Opportunity to Turn Chaos Into Gold

October 9, 2013

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Health care & health policy:

By Lisa Suennen First Posted at Venture Valkyrie on 10/6/2013 As of last week, the heart of Obamacare is upon us with the opening of… Read More ›

When Venture Capital and Pop Culture Colide

When Venture Capital and Pop Culture Colide

September 25, 2013

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Entrepreneurs, Other stuff:

By Lisa Suennen First Posted at Venture Valkyrie on 9/20/2013 As an investor in private companies, aka venture capitalist or equivalent, I have one of… Read More ›