Sherpaa doctors ask themselves two questions: Can I diagnose and treat this issue by asking the right questions ordering the right tests, and following up with you? If I can’t, how can I best coordinate your care, refer you to the right person/place, and follow up with you? A 12 minute office or video visit is one small snapshot in time. Health issues evolve over … Continue reading Sherpaa vs The Others
An interesting metric to understand the effectiveness of a new kind healthcare service is the raw number of diagnoses that service can diagnose, treat, and manage. Retail Health Clinics The list is small and the conditions are simple, like pink eye, allergies, and poison ivy. They are 30 or so issues that can be diagnosed via protocols, simple tests, and nurse practitioners. By design, to … Continue reading We should measure health innovations based on how much they can do and how effective they can be.
One Medical announced today that they raised $65M bringing their total funding to roughly $180M over the course of 8 years. They are operating in 6 cities: 23 offices in the San Francisco area, 6 offices in NYC, 1 office in Boston, 2 offices in LA, 1 office in Chicago, 3 in Phoenix, and 4 in DC. Sherpaa was founded in February 2012 selling directly … Continue reading One Medical = Blockbuster. Sherpaa = Netflix.
Any healthcare system is composed of resources capable of solving problems, like primary care doctor offices, emergency rooms, and specialty hospitals. Here in America, we’re fortunate enough to have the market freedoms to create new, innovative services and see how they fit into today’s landscape of healthcare services. But how capable are these new services and where do they fit on the spectrum of ability … Continue reading
Why there’s no Uber for Healthcare Back in September 2007, I created a new kind of doctor practice as shown in the screenshot up there. The iPhone had come out three months prior (but the App Store hadn’t launched yet) and Google enabled you to embed your Google Calendar in a website just the month before. I saw a perfect storm of technology leading to … Continue reading