Category Archives: Industry

Coffee Chats with Nina: Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mindset – Part II


As part of my mission to get into the headspace of entrepreneurs, I’ve continued to have in-depth discussions over coffee with a variety of digital health founders and CEOs to hear about their experiences firsthand. We’ve covered everything from early successes and challenges to lifestyle changes and resources utilized.

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Digital Therapeutics: Why Your Next Pill May Be an App…


Although clinical therapy has long been the cornerstone of the Healthcare industry, the Digital Therapeutics subset of digital health is slowly-but-surely establishing its own foundation. The nascent industry offers patients and doctors alike the ability to treat chronic diseases without solely relying on prescription medication. This disruptive technology is empowering patients while redefining how healthcare is delivered – and doing so for a large assortment of chronic conditions with minimal downside risk.

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Coffee Chats with Nina: Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mindset


Since joining the Aequitas Partners team last December, I’ve immersed myself in the healthcare technology space through interactions with clients and absorbing all the information I find about industry trends and the large financial investment going into this sector. The industry’s growth has captured my curiosity and I now find myself looking for additional answers to a different set of questions.

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A Brief History of Employer Sponsored Healthcare


Perhaps no other facet of our society touches our lives as acutely as Healthcare. Given the industry’s impact on everything from our personal lives to our national economy, one might expect that the average American would be indelibly linked to its financial underpinnings. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Most Americans have no clue what their Healthcare actually costs, given that someone else –Insurance – is paying the tab.

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Big Problems, Even Bigger Opportunity: What Has to be Done About Post-Acute Care


Perhaps no sector of healthcare is more rife with challenges and opportunities than long- term, post-acute care. The common denominator that one finds when examining the post-acute care landscape is inefficiency. Everywhere you look, things are being done like it’s the 1990s. Phone-tag with patients, faxes to suppliers, manual data entry… how much time and money, and how many positive outcomes for patients are drowning in this archaic system?

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An Interview With David Gelbard, Founder & CEO of Parachute Health


David Gelbard is the Founder and CEO of Parachute Health, a New York City based healthcare technology company aiming to digitize the post-acute durable medical equipment (DME) space. They recently raised a fresh round of funding, led by Insight Venture Partners, and we sat down with David to talk about his efforts to drag healthcare kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

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Designing The Candidate Experience: An Exercise in Brand Stewardship


Walk into any Apple Store on the planet, and you’ll receive an immersive customer experience. The sleek layout, meticulous design, and seamless end-to-end experience all serve to generate positive associations in the minds of customers. The end result is that even if you don’t buy anything on a trip to the Apple Store, you end up leaving with a distinct, lasting impression of the Apple brand.

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