“A pool of money does not amount to success” Steve Seuntjens, Partner at Personal Health Solutions, tells us during our discussion in this month’s videocast. Steve has the know-how to back this statement up: Growing up in Americas Mid-West (not far from a Pop Icon!) we learn of Steve’s early career beginnings in telecommunications as he ventured across the globe and found himself in the Silicon Valley of Israel, right outside Tel Aviv.
This time spent in Israel sped up Steve's understanding of new technologies and the possibilities it could offer various global industries. It was then through his position in Phillips Lifestyle Venturing that he developed his interest in health.
Steve saw first-hand the potential benefits of a marriage between the health and newly emerging technologies. We discuss the early days of Health Tech, the precursor to what we know now as Digital Health, and how Steve’s involvement in Skin Vision opened his eyes to this emerging industry. Throughout the videocast, we also dive into such topics as:
- Where did Steve's interest in Dermatology come from?
- His thoughts on the development timeline for Digital Health initiatives and what it takes to succeed.
- The major similarities and differences in the Digital Health markets from around the world and entrepreneurial attitudes driving investors and developers.
Steve is also a key member of the exclusive Future of Skin Health Community HealthXL launched in the latter part of 2020. This community aims to understand the challenges and opportunities to enable awareness, improve diagnosis, and support patients with skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis and related comorbidities by bringing patients and clinicians together. We get Steve’s thoughts on how these sessions have developed so far and any insights we have learned from participating patients and practitioners. On Jan 29th, we want to bring together innovators who are helping bridge gaps in the care of patients with skin conditions. We want to hear from you if you believe you are truly solving these issues in dermatology with technology:
- Integrate care delivery across specialities so patients can be treated as a whole.
- Address the mental health aspects of suffering from a life-long skin condition.
- Provide a meaningful communication opportunity between patient and doctor in between visits
- Provide a trustworthy avenue for patients to share accurate and relevant information
- Help physicians make more time for each patient by enhancing their awareness and accessibility of validated information.
- Provide better clinical decision support to PCPs for accurate diagnosis
Be part of helping set the guidance for industry on addressing real-world gaps and challenges through technology in dermatology. Apply to take part here.