The Impact of a Healthcare Innovator:Interview with Scott Brown
When John F. Kennedy spoke about the new frontier of the 60’s during the National Democratic Convention, he
was referring to the set of challenges, not a set of promises. Fast forward 50 years, and we now have 75 millionBaby Boomers
a massive “gray wave” that could soon overtake and overwhelm our healthcare and social
security systems. In fact, 10 thousand American citizens will turn 65 today
and tomorrow, and every day for the next 10 years. Most of them will become Medicare beneficiaries, and all of them will need increasedhealthcare services as they age.I had the privilege of interviewing
,the Co-Founder and President of
®, who wasawarded the 2013 Healthcare Startup of the Year Award by
.MyDirectives has also beensingled out by the National Coordinator for Health IT, Farzad Mostashari, as one of the first small businesses to
become fully compatible with the government’s Blue Button® system, which provides patients with a quick and
secure way to access their electronic health records. Brown left his successful law practice, where he was aninternational lawyer for over 15 years, to develop a service that he and Co-Founder Jeff Zucker believe has the potential to impact millions and save the healthcare system.Why would someone not from the healthcare space make such a bold move? Brown shared extremely keeninsights as he questioned healthcare system orthodoxies
I think that you will enjoy reading about hisinnovation journey.
Scott, why would anyone ever leave a lucrative career as a partner in a large, well-establishedlaw firm to jump into healthcare during its greatest time of uncertainty?