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Everything you Need to Know about the Street Drug Lean

Truth be told, I read my daughters texts. I don’t feel great about it but 7th-graders aren’t “oversharers” (with their parents) and I want to have an idea of what is going on. Her texts were my source of learning about the drug called Lean. It wasn’t at a conference or in one of my 4,000 medical magazines that seem to come daily; it was embedded in a text to a friend about what their respective schools were like. She mentioned there were lots of kids who use Juul and some who use the Lean drug. What? Huh? Am I the last to know this is a thing? What is the drug Lean??!!

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Everything You Need to know about Juul

In this last year, people have started to reach out to me for help quitting Juul. I’ve been asked “Do you know how to treat Juul addiction?” as if it is some fancy and obscure entity rather than simply one of many electronic nicotine delivery systems. Even if people don’t quite understand what is Juul they know they are having a terrible time trying to stop using it. Juul’s ability to cause nicotine addiction isn’t special or is it? Let’s talk about what you need to know about Juul.

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The Sick Care Innovation Bubble Problem

A bubble is an economic cycle characterized by the rapid escalation of asset prices followed by a contraction. It is created by a surge in asset prices unwarranted by the fundamentals of the asset and driven by exuberant market behavior. When no more investors are willing to buy at the elevated price, a massive sell-off occurs, causing the bubble to deflate.

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The Sickcare Intrapreneur Innovation Roadmap

Physician entrepreneurs come in several flavors: private practitioners, technopreneurs, social entrepreneurs, edupreneurs, academic entrepreneurs, service providers and physician investors.

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We Don't Need Healthcare Dating Services

There are innumerable sick care startups and most of them are looking for pilot sites. Some get stuck in pilot purgatory.

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Customer Insight Techniques in Healthcare

Finding the right product-market fit for your product or process improvement is the single most important step in new product development and failure to do so i.e. not producing something that customers want to buy or use, is the leading cause of startup failure. The second most common one is failing to use a VAST business model.

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Patient Engagement vs Experience vs Quality

What's the difference between patient engagement, experience and quality? Here's how the Chief Experience Officer at the Cleveland Clinic sees it: