At HealthBeat 2013, a speaker who migrated to healthcare from the consumer space doled out some unconventional advice for digital health entrepreneurs.
This morning at HealthBeat 2013 in San Francisco, we heard from Owen Tripp, founder of Consulting MD, an online platform for providing second opinions to patients. Tripp came to healthcare from the commercial space—he’s a cofounder of Reputation.com, an online reputation and privacy management firm—and as such, he had some out-of-the-box advice for digital health entrepreneurs.
Healthcare, of course, is a highly regulated industry, but to some extent, Tripp said, people developing digital health tools and services need to ignore all that.
“There has to be safety and security for patients and providers, you must have that,” he said. “But if you focus too much on the...