Yianni Serpanos recently interviewed me about our process for curating digital health breakthroughs. I indulged a little reminiscing on my background in physics through to the conception of Health Horizon.
We discuss what health innovation looks like to a health consumer and how this was one of the starting points for the concept behind Health Horizon. I started as a naive health consumer while Marcus was on the board of a Not For Profit organization commercializing health innovations from public hospitals.
In this episode I introduced an alternative way to think of what we provide to consumers. What if health innovations were as easy to follow as celebrities? Social media for all its faults has made real progress on how people can easily engage with and keep informed on multiple topics. We borrowed some of these aspects to make sure Health Horizon was easy for consumers to use. This is best demonstrated in our channel tracking COVID innovations. Our democratised, consumer-focused approach ended up being an advantage as most professionals are also glad to have an intuitive interface.
Then we discuss our curation process. In my opinion most innovation platforms fail because they fail to achieve critical mass. There are many reasons for it. Our data tracking system removes the need to achieve critical mass because we track the innovations automatically. It’s as if every technology in the world was telling you personally what they were doing as they do it. This is preferable to trying to tease out the progress of individual technologies yourself in a world of information overload.
We also covered the main audiences who use Health Horizon and how they each benefit in their own way from our common data graph fed by our global curated data network. While this episode focused on curating digital health breakthroughs dont’ forget we track health innovations outside the digital realm too.
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