Betting Big on Health

From digital medicine to the next generation of human-centered designs for health, donors and investors are asking big questions and placing big bets on the future. Working at the intersection of money and meaning, and unafraid of risk, they are targeting seed funding at digital health, looking for low-cost technology that can easily reach rural populations, and much more. What’s the best health-related idea to invest in now? What holds the biggest promise of large-scale payoff?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

Watch and Listen: Health

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Dozens of physicians, health consultants and other medical experts have gone on the payroll at Apple and Google to... See more
A healthy community is characterized not only by the absence of illness but by attributes that promote well-being and... See more
The sequencing of the human genome – a complete map of the body’s three million base pairs – opened a window into... See more
Although infectious disease outbreaks, from influenza to Ebola, surface with alarming frequency, more than 80% of the... See more
Who is responsible for keeping us healthy? Provocative questions about responsibility, control, and power are being... See more

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