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The defining moments and quotes of 2015

Written by Halle Tecco

Founder Emeritus

It was a big year for digital health. (We were pretty busy too). We rounded up some of our favorite quotes from the year to get us inspired to make 2016 the most successful year yet for healthcare.

“Every smart tech person I know is working in healthcare.”
Source | John Doerr, KPCB

“Cost is not the biggest problem in America’s health-care system. Value is.”
Source | Ezra Klein, Vox

“Many companies see the disruption unleashed by healthcare reform as the business opportunity of a lifetime.”
Source | -The Economist

“If restaurants billed like hospitals, you’d probably stop going out to eat.”
Source | Sarah Kliff, Vox

“Ask VCs in Silicon Valley which industry they’re most excited to revolutionize, and odds are they’ll say healthcare.”
Source | Josh Lipton, CNBC

“Medical bills and explanation of benefits are undecipherable and incomprehensible even for experts to understand.”
Source | Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times

“What bothers me most about healthcare is the unwillingness to give rightful info to patients.”
Source | Eric Topol

“In a few years, the idea of receiving medical treatment exclusively at a doc’s office or hospital will seem quaint.”
Source | -Sundar Subramanian, Carl Dumont, Christoph Dankert, and Audris Wong, Harvard Business Review

“Patients and their caregivers are the biggest untapped resources in healthcare”
Source | Larry Chu, Stanford

“In my hospital there are 19 software systems across departments—few of which communicate with each other.”
Source | Cosima Gretton

“We waste more money in healthcare than we spend on education.”
Source | -Unknown, Health Matters 2015

“Starting a digital health company comes with an obligation to positively impact the healthcare industry.”
Source | -Alejandro Foung, Lantern

“One of the biggest mistakes would-be digital health entrepreneurs make is building a product based on what they think needs to be fixed in healthcare, irrespective of what the industry is willing to buy.”
Source | Halle Tecco, Rock Health

“If we all opened up Facebook, we wouldn’t be looking at the same thing. That personalization doesn’t exist in health.”
Source | -David Ebersman, Lyra Health

“It costs less to get your genome sequenced than a month of cable.”
Source | J. Craig Venter, Human Longevity Institute

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