Charlie Martin: Entrepreneurism in healthcare - how payers can make or break your startup

This is great, no-BS talk about innovation in healthcare. Charlie Martin lays it out in plain terms, leaving the jargon behind. As you may know, Charlie Martin is the founder of Vanguard Health Systems, and an investor in the healthcare space at Martin Ventures. Here, Martin discusses the issues around healthcare payers, their impact on care, and potential solutions.

Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. The initiative explores how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. The “X” is meant to encourage thinking beyond numbers and trends—it represents the infinite possibilities for current and future information technologies to improve health. Under the direction of Dr. Larry Chu, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Medicine X is a project of the Stanford AIM Lab.

Kevin McGarvey