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Episode 10  |  41:39 min

Episode 10: Welltok and the Case for Digital Healthcare with Jeff Margolis and Steve Kraus

Episode 10  |  41:39 min  |  11.25.2019

Episode 10: Welltok and the Case for Digital Healthcare with Jeff Margolis and Steve Kraus

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This is a podcast episode titled, Episode 10: Welltok and the Case for Digital Healthcare with Jeff Margolis and Steve Kraus. The summary for this episode is: <p>More than $4 billion in venture capital has flowed into digital healthcare companies over the past couple of years alone. It's an exciting and evolving sector and one that could see trillions of dollars shift hands over the next few decades. To learn more, <a title="Georgian Partners" href= "https://www.georgianpartners.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Georgian Partners</a>' Steve Leightell joins Jon Prial for a discussion with Jeff Margolis, the Chairman and CEO of <a title="Georgian Partners portfolio" href= "https://georgianpartners.com/portfolio/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Welltok</a>, a company that helps population health managers guide and incentivize consumers to optimize their health. Adding further perspective to the discussion is Steve Kraus of Bessemer Venture Partners. Find out what's driving the digital healthcare boom and what it takes to make it in this highly competitive market.</p> <p>You'll hear about:</p> <ul> <li>Some of the reasons why Georgian Partners invested in Welltok (2:00)</li> <li>The market trends driving investment in digital healthcare (5:25)</li> <li>The technological trends driving investment in healthcare (7:15)</li> <li>How to drive innovation in healthcare (12:50)</li> <li>Measuring ROI in healthcare platforms (15:26)</li> <li>Companies leading the way in digital healthcare (17:00)</li> <li>The importance of getting ahead on technology (22:12)</li> <li>The rationale for Welltok’s acquisition of Silverlink (24:14)</li> <li>Whether the digital healthcare bubble is about to burst (26:43)</li> <li>Leadership lessons from Jeff’s experiences in digital IT (33:30)</li> <li>Welltok’s collaboration with IBM Watson and Apple (36:06)</li> </ul>

More than $4 billion in venture capital has flowed into digital healthcare companies over the past couple of years alone. It's an exciting and evolving sector and one that could see trillions of dollars shift hands over the next few decades. To learn more, Georgian Partners' Steve Leightell joins Jon Prial for a discussion with Jeff Margolis, the Chairman and CEO of Welltok, a company that helps population health managers guide and incentivize consumers to optimize their health. Adding further perspective to the discussion is Steve Kraus of Bessemer Venture Partners. Find out what's driving the digital healthcare boom and what it takes to make it in this highly competitive market.

You'll hear about:

  • Some of the reasons why Georgian Partners invested in Welltok (2:00)
  • The market trends driving investment in digital healthcare (5:25)
  • The technological trends driving investment in healthcare (7:15)
  • How to drive innovation in healthcare (12:50)
  • Measuring ROI in healthcare platforms (15:26)
  • Companies leading the way in digital healthcare (17:00)
  • The importance of getting ahead on technology (22:12)
  • The rationale for Welltok’s acquisition of Silverlink (24:14)
  • Whether the digital healthcare bubble is about to burst (26:43)
  • Leadership lessons from Jeff’s experiences in digital IT (33:30)
  • Welltok’s collaboration with IBM Watson and Apple (36:06)

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