- 10,000 attendees and over 450 private & public companies attend JPM week.
- White hot digital health startup Redox threw a superb social mixer in SoMa.
- Redox co-founder Niko Skievaski is hoping for more digital health startups to cross the chasm this year.
The 36th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference went down this week in our backyard of San Francisco.
Otherwise known as JPM Week, it’s an opportune time to get out and network amongst our peers in the Health Care industry.
Niko Skievaski: Biggest Concern for Digital Health in 2018
Tuesday evening we attended the Redox social mixer at Uno Dos Tacos in the SoMa district.
I got a chance to catchup with my friend Niko Skievaski, co-founder of Redox.
Here’s the transcript from our conversation:
Hoala Greevy: Howzit! This is Hoala Greevy, Founder CEO of Paubox. We’re here at Uno Dos Tacos, south of market, San Francisco. It’s JPM week 2018 and we’re here with our friend Niko Skievaski and we’re gonna ask a question during JPM week.
Niko, what’s the biggest concern for digital health in 2018, in your opinion?
Niko Skievaski: Good question. So what we’ve seen over the past few years is an amazing amount of innovation in digital health. There’s so many great companies coming out with amazing products that can actually make a difference in patients’ lives and making health care more efficient and transforming the the way we deliver healthcare.
I think the biggest challenge that we have this year and the biggest risk is that these technologies don’t actually get adopted by the health systems they were meant for. That’s a huge gap in the market right now: We have a lot of stuff on the innovation side but nothing that has made it over the chasm into the mainstream.
And if we don’t get some big wins, we’re gonna see the winds taken out of the sails of entrepreneurs and innovation might stifle.
So we are hoping that we can get more and more adoption of these digital tools, get health systems to open up more, do more pilots, take more experiments, learn from that, and iterate on it. You know, actually transform healthcare the way we know it should be.
Hoala Greevy: And that’s exactly what Redox does, isn’t it?
Niko Skievaski: We help to integrate, we’re a piece of that. But the innovations on the front-end are the things that are actually the magic, making lives better.
We’re the plumbing behind the scenes.
Hoala Greevy: Right on!