19: How to Truly Disrupt Healthcare with Sean Mehra, Founder and CEO, HealthTap
Meet Sean Mehra:
Sean Mehra is the founder and CEO of HealthTap, a virtual-first, affordable urgent and primary care clinic. He is also a board member for Infocon Systems. Previously, Sean was the founder and CEO of PayoutHub and GXStudios. He was also the founder and a member of the operating board for the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. Sean received a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering from Yale University, and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Sean Mehra succinctly describes the state of the healthcare economy, and explores how entrepreneurs should best approach innovation.
- Defining the Market. Sean boils down healthcare to two parties: providers and consumers. To make true disruptive change in healthcare, solutions much directly speak to those two parties. Too much healthcare innovation caters to middlemen or ancillary institutions. (1:54)
- Expanding the Production Possibility Frontier. In the next 5-10 years, Sean predicts that technology will make supply and demand transactions more efficient, such as telehealth better connecting patients to providers, and make supply itself more efficient, like AI and algorithms to help providers. (8:38)
- The Art of Problem Solving. Great companies often don’t follow a straight line to success, rather it’s a circuitous path. It is important for entrepreneurs to be fluid and adaptable, as the market, team, and business model can evolve. Things rarely work out perfectly the first time. (16:30)
This episode is hosted by Marcus Osborne. He is a member of the Advisory Council for Day Zero and the former Senior Vice President for Walmart.