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Various Technologies Blending With Healthcare Industry

Posted by Darshan Gandhi, M.D., M.B.A. on 12/25/2017

Technology and Healthcare- sounds like poles apart, but are actually a powerful duo! The healthcare industry is becoming more dynamic after the involvement of technology. The technology is not only improving the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare services but also backing the industry by acting as “Cost-Cutter” which is bliss. With the passing time, the technology has created an “alleyway” for ingenious healthcare startup ideas to pitch in and become the “Next high-profile development”. The writing piece is intended to offer a unique insight about the various adaptation in healthcare due to technology and how that can become an excellent opportunity for smart healthcare startups to bud.
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FDA: A Must-to-Know for Healthcare Entrepreneurs

Posted by Darshan Gandhi, M.D., M.B.A. on 12/22/2017

In early 1900’s, the healthcare scenario in the US was chaotic with the new drugs coming into the market without proper clinical trials leading to many drug-related disasters. To control the situation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agency was established. But with changing times accompanying the increased needs for new innovative and efficient treatment, the health and security concern has also increased. The control the increasing demand for drugs, and also the market pressure the FDA has implemented new quick approval methods. The bottom line of this piece is to highlight the fact that both the health entrepreneurs and FDA should work together for the betterment of the situation.
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Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted by Darshan Gandhi, M.D., M.B.A. on 11/30/2017

Trends show that health care spends are approximately 18 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). The prediction is that by 2022, this figure will be in the range of 19.9 percent of total GDP. Most of this spending will be due to Medicaid enrollments as propagated by ACA, tech spending, an aging population etc. As the spends increase, competitive players will all be vying to get a piece of the pie and smaller and less profitable players will be ultimately forced to sell out. A survey reveals that 88% of health care executives are in pursuit of some M & A activity. In this article we bring you answers to a few burning questions: Are hospital consolidation transactions prevalent today? What is different about the M & A transactions today when compared to those of the healthcare reform era? How have transactions been regulated to ensure and maintain appropriate market competition and avoid antitrust violations? How can health care providers best position themselves in the M&A landscape? If alignment with another hospital/system is on the horizon, what process are organizations using to navigate the transaction successfully? These and several other questions including those about potential exits will find answers in this article. This article would help healthcare executives to be proactive and determine an appropriate strategy to increase chances of success in an era of consolidation.
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What do healthcare entrepreneurs need to know about the CDC

Posted by Darshan Gandhi, M.D., M.B.A. on 06/22/2017

The CDC (Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention) is the federal agency that conducts and supports health promotion, prevention and preparedness with the aim of improving public health care in the United States. This agency was set up in the year 1946 and comes under the Department of Health and Human Services with headquarters in the DeKalb County, Georgia, a few miles northeast of Atlanta City limits. The main aim of this agency is to protect public health and its safety through control and prevention of disease, disability and injury.
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Medical Tourism: A Money-Spinner Strategic Combo

Posted by Darshan Gandhi, M.D., M.B.A. on 05/24/2017

Consider the reduced stress levels in a post-operative patient relaxing on the sunny beaches of Canada that are ranked top among medical tourist destination. Medical tourism is a rapidly growing business in healthcare that has the potential to change how the health care services are received and provided. It can serve as a low-cost, no-waiting, high quality health care alternative combined with the delight and excitement of holidaying in tourist destinations. Although the advantages of medical tourism are substantial, the challenges are also immediate. These hurdles, need to be taken care of, to make medical tourism more appealing and safe for the medical tourists. Medical tourism industry so far is receiving diligence from both public and private sectors as an emerging source of revenue. This tendency in healthcare is drawing the attention of entrepreneurs to invest in the healthcare sector and tourism industry.
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Align Clinical Champions to Your HIT Product Lifecycle

Posted by Dan Greenfield on 05/23/2017

A seasoned Dallas based attorney and advisor to health tech startups offers insights on how young companies can tap clinical champions to contribute to the various stages in their HIT product lifecycle.

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Hypertension – What You Need To Know

Posted by Shalin Parikh on 03/31/2017

With no obvious symptoms, hypertension can quietly cause a considerable amount of damage to cardiovascular health if left untreated.
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Health 3.0- The Smart Approach to Healthcare

Posted by Darshan Gandhi, M.D., M.B.A. on 02/27/2017

“Prevention is better than cure”! The proverb had never been more relevant than now, especially for US healthcare, as the emphasis is on preventive healthcare rather than curative. As the scene of healthcare is shifting towards a patient-focused approach, the development of improved and unique healthcare approach has become a challenge. The new “Third Generation Healthcare” also known as “Health 3.0” is now concentrating on finding unconventional ways and methods to increase the health consciousness in the patients through patient engagement strategies. The Health 3.0 is focusing on making healthcare more accessible, fast, and affordable. This piece is an attempt to provide insights about the Health 3.0 and how it can influence and change the present day healthcare scenario.
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HIT Marketing: Finding a Clinical Champion for Your Health Tech Solution

Posted by Dan Greenfield on 02/05/2017

Entrepreneur and physician Arlen Meyer discusses what it takes for health tech companies to build a successful clinical champion relationship

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Marketing to Physicians Starts with Speaking Their Language

Posted by Dan Greenfield on 01/16/2017

Dallas based doctor and entrepreneur Darshan Gandhi offers advice for building credibility and getting buy in when marketing to physicians.

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