I’m in Boston enjoying meeting with a lot of really smart people at Health 2.0. As usual, the biggest value of the conference is the people you meet and the hallway conversations you have with those people. I’ll certainly be doing posts over the next couple weeks related to those conversations.
The other highlight of Health 2.0 was hearing Jonathan Bush speak. He was in true Jonathan Bush form and he’s great because you can guarantee that he’ll never give the same speech twice. As one person said in the hallway, the connection between him thinking it and him saying it is very short. It’s so short that it has no filter. My biggest complaint with Jonathan Bush’s talk was that they only gave him 20 minutes on stage. Not nearly enough.
For those who couldn’t make it, here’s the main points that Jonathan Bush provided:
1. “Don’t bite off more than you can chew.”
2. “You need your partner’s ‘id’ as well as their signature.”
3. “Culture trumps capability.”
This is all really good advice for healthcare startup companies. One other thought from Jonathan Bush:
— Carissa O’Brien (@CarissaO) May 15, 2012
Here are some other good takeaways from Health 2.0 Boston that were tweeted out:
Steve Krein: Introductions are easy, being prepared for the meeting and what follows is hard #health2con
— Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) May 15, 2012
Very good advice and appropriate at Health 2.0 Boston since the focus of it is about partnerships.
The core problem is “uncompensated care.”#health2con
— EMR, EHR and HIT(@ehrandhit) May 15, 2012
There’s a compelling story if you look at how much uncompensated care physicians provide.