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HealthCare.gov: How political fear was pitted against technical needs

There wasn’t a single person in the federal government who said, ‘My job is the seamless implementation of the Affordable Care Act.’  So far, this is the best article I’ve read about why healthcare.gov was botched so badly. “They were running the biggest start-up in the world, and they didn’t have anyone who had run a start-up, or even run a business,” said David Cutler, … Continue reading HealthCare.gov: How political fear was pitted against technical needs

I just turned off voicemail on my phone. You have to call AT&T to make that happen. I feel much better living in the 21st Century. And I also feel better saving all that collective time from those leaving voicemails and me listening to voicemails. So much waste…saved! Continue reading

Why aren’t there more physician entrepreneurs?

As we’re talking to more and more people about Sherpaa, so many people are asking “Why hasn’t someone come up with this idea before?"  My response is: A health innovation like Sherpaa has to be founded by a physician and an insurance expert The founders have to deeply understand the issues around starting a business, raising capital, designing a beautiful product, hiring the right developers, … Continue reading Why aren’t there more physician entrepreneurs?

Sherpaa’s killer feature

Some doctors email. But their main priority and financial incentive is seeing patients in their office because that’s how they get paid. One of our investors recently said he invested because of one simple realization: “you can email a doctor.” Of course that’s important. However, that’s only part of our killer feature. Sherpaa’s killer feature is that you can email with our doctors who’s sole responsibility … Continue reading Sherpaa’s killer feature