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StartUp Health & Wired Present: Beg, Borrow, Steal

So many industries have been turned upside-down and inside-out with new technological innovation. From e-commerce to social media, technology has completely changed the way we live our daily lives. Innovation has changed every facet of the way we do things - from banking on your phone to buying groceries online - but one industry has remained staunchly untouched by technological innovation: health. The state of global health and America's outdated healthcare system must innovate to survive - but we don't need to start from scratch; rather, we don't have time to start from scratch. Innovations created for gaming, social media, e-commerce and other industries can be adapted to health tech and must be adapted quickly if we're going to disrupt healthcare, change every day lives and save our loved ones. Taking examples from Kinect, Transform Health, and others, we'll examine how and why to apply current innovations to disrupt health.

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  1. What are some examples of applying current innovation in other industries to health tech?
  2. Why is it important to beg, borrow & steal?
  3. What should I do next (tomorrow)?
  4. Where is the most important place to start?
  5. Who can do this?



Unity Stokes, Founder, StartUp Health

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