… and perhaps even further back to the ordeal of being drafted into the Navy during the Vietnam War. Yet these experiences only seem to have strengthened his resolve to pursue a higher purpose: the decoding of the human genome, the decrypting of the cell’s secrets, and the deciphering of the language of life.
…new into the world, and springing from some need within them to change what others deem acceptable. Though Dr. Venter has been a scientist for most of his life, from my perspective his scientific accomplishments — and the series of biotech companies he has launched to achieve them — derive from something more than just entrepreneurship, something grander and more profound — perhaps even a metaphysical quest, a search for the deeper truths within us.
“Bringing me a piece of technology is becoming less and less interesting,” said Dr. Harris. “Bringing me a solution that I can describe to my colleagues is becoming far more important, and bringing me a solution that is meaningful to patients and consumers is of the highest value to me.”
Had CDEs not followed up with these patients outside of the doctor’s office, the result could have been catastrophic for the patient and the healthcare system. We all know that diabetes is a complicated 24/7 disease that’s difficult for people to manage. By providing patients with remote expert clinical support in between visits, we are not only lowering costs, we are also saving lives.
…Despite these questions, many people with diabetes are too embarrassed to proactively ask for help. As a result, a large number of patients (40 percent!) end up falling off their provider’s care plan, leading to poor health outcomes and lower quality scores for payers.
Today, we’re launching FitProductivity to make the connection between health and productivity clear. Now, employees will be able to see how getting a good night’s sleep, eating a healthy meal, and taking the time to exercise can help them hit their goals and crush their quotas.