REMEDY BLOG | $200 BILLION
$200 Billion Of The Same Ol' Same Ol'? Good Thing We Hike For Change
November 3, 2017 | Brandon Mills
You know we're primed for a massive overhaul of the health care sector and some serious innovation when the issue hits the desks of the Harvard Business Review.
When Did We Stop Managing Our Own Health?
Just a few days ago the Harvard Business Review (HBR) released one of the most important opinions I've had the pleasure of reading in a while. Some of the smartest minds in business have come together to highlight the overwhelming statistics surrounding the lack of innovation in the health care sector. More over, they are pointing out the massive need to empower people to manage their own health. Now we're finally getting somewhere! In this article the HBR points to the massive $200 billion, since 2000, that has been dumped into health care venture capital - mostly in biotech, big pharma, and devices. What do these have in common? They are sophisticated... and wait for it... expensive. Yet, less than 1% of those investments have focused on helping consumers to play a more active role in managing their own health, an area ripe for disruptive approaches.
Let me get out of the way so you can hear it from the source: Click here.
One Less Brick In The Wall
In the past, walls that have kept integrative medicine cast in a light of psuedo-science seemed insurmountable... today those walls are coming down in a hurry. With big names like Harvard jumping into the conversation with their two cents and providing access to the latest studies and analysis, the power of the individual to gain access to mainstream integrative medicine is gaining momentum. Are we putting power back in the hands of the individual? Yeah, and its about time. Because we can lower costs and increase our quality of life by turning our focus upstream to preventative care. Rather than the outdated model that has become very reactive to symptoms of disease, we can become more proactive by focusing on self-care prior to the onset of those same symptoms.
So how can you start investing in self-care? This weekend, Remedy Hike will be hosting a a conversation on "Investing In Our Health" at Solstice Canyon in Malibu, featuring Exercise Physiologist and Wellness Coach Lisa Brisse.
To join us in this stunning location as we actively invest in our health, all you need to do is click here.
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