Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA Healthcare Expert

Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at He has created several medical device and digital health companies. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization. He consults for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism -- nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures. He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. He recently published "Building the Case for Biotechnology." "Optical Detection of Cancer", and " The Life Science Innovation Roadmap". He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. In addition, He is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor. He is the Chief Medical Officer at and and Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED at, a non-profit at risk student success network. He is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013.


The Importance of Digital Health Package Inserts

Package insert is a document included in the package of a medication that provides information about that drug and its use. For prescription medications, the insert is technical, and provides information for medical professionals about how to prescribe the drug. Package inserts for prescription drugs often include a separate document called a "patient package insert" with information written in plain language intended for the end-user -- the person who will take the drug or give the drug to another person, for example a minor. Inserts for over-the-counter medications are also written plainly.


Biomedical Entrepreneur Roles, Holes and Goals

Biomedical and clinical entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity under VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) conditions with the goal of creating stakeholder defined value through the deployment of innovation using a VAST business model.


New STEAM will Drive the Economy

Water and steam powered the first industrial revolution. Think water powered mills and the steam engine. Cyberintelligence is driving the fourth. However, many are questioning the wisdom of so much emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to the exclusion of other disciplines that supposedly promise to get us to the promised land of equitable prosperity.


Healthcare Entrepreneurship: How to Divorce your Cofounder

The love is gone. Ideas haven't had sex in months. The infatuation is stale and now you are surrounded and stressed by the startup blues. You and your cofounder are at each other's throat, some have gone dark or simply no longer are meeting expectations or deadlines. Maybe it's time for a divorce.


Welcome to the New 4H Club

Some of you might have been a member of your local 4H Club. My wife, who grew up in rural upstate New York, belonged and entered her pet rabbits in the local competition. I grew up in the inner city and wound up in the cooked but not done club.