Why Healthcare Innovations Fail

Why innovations fail

In many ways, doctors are well-prepared to become entrepreneurs. They are professional problem-solvers. They understand patient needs, and they also understand healthcare trends and issues.

But for many doctors, like many of the rest of us, the trick lies in knowing what you don’t know. I work every day moving innovation from bench to bedside, and I’ve found there are few key areas that consistently get short shrift as physicians try to build growing companies.

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July 18, 2014

About the Author

Julie Goonewardene
Former President of KU Innovation and Collaboration and
Former Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Enterprise

Julie Goonewardene is a recognized leader in technology commercialization, business formation and public/private partnerships.  From corporate boardrooms to university research labs, she bring together groups across the spectrum to develop new solutions to medical and business challenges.