Episode 41: Healthcare investing is a lot like dating—so what makes Sam Hendler of Thomas H. Lee Partners swipe right?
What’s it like being an investor in the healthcare space? It’s a little like dating for a living, if all your dates only want to talk about work and money. Sam Hendler, managing director of business development at Thomas H. Lee Partners, joins Justin to discuss what’s hot—and what’s not—in the world of healthcare investment, from major M&A activity to the growing challenges of interoperability. Learn what investors really look for in their prospects, why healthcare can’t seem to master revenue cycle management, and how working with the government as a private equity firm is kind of like keeping a pet tiger.
Justin and Sam examine the market from an investor’s perspective and explore trends like healthcare consumerization, the industry’s data explosion, and rapid hospital and IDN consolidation: Are EMR vendors really going to solve interoperability? Can hospitals keep more patients by giving them the freedom to seek care elsewhere? And how do investors balance profit with altruism?
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