Population Health Demands Collaboration

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | December 10, 2014

Why go it alone with population health when partnerships can be so much more powerful? That was one of the pointed questions asked and answered at the mHealth Summit.  The session "Partnerships for the Future of Population Health" highlighted three successful partnerships. The partners served up plenty of advice on what to do and what not to do.

First, the moderator, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn of THINK-Health, offered advice of her own – an African proverb, she reminded the audience: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."  To date, the panelists were choosing far over fast. It turns out that teamwork has its own special power.

Gavin Teo is an investor manager in Comcast Ventures' San Francisco office. Teo, who prior to Comcast, worked in product management at Zymga, invests in consumer technology companies focused on the connected home and digital healthcare...