Opening Discussion Topic:
As Mark Twain famously once bemoaned, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” So, it would appear, were the reports that Google Health is shutting down. Turns out what isn’t an exaggeration is that Google Health, as a unifying umbrella, is folding. So projects like Google Brain, Google Fit, Nest, and Alphabet’s Verily and Google Cloud will continue, albeit within more decentralized divisions.
For example, according to Advisory Board, rather than roll-up health-related features on Search, Maps and YouTube, along with Fitbit, each product will move to be under functional areas, “allowing leaders to put their time and energy towards the growth of individual products rather than towards the challenge of trying to make them fit together.” Another benefit of all this press excitement has been unwrapping just how BIG Google’s investment in Health has become.
Our Featured Member/Presenter, Mike Epstein, over the past year has been engulfed in the “Alphabet Health sphere,” working closely with Denny Weinberg, CEO, of Granular Insurance. The young, precision-risk, re-insurance company, created by Alphabet’s Verily business unit “already supports employers with a combined enrollment of well over 100,000 consumers,” according to Denny, “a number we expect to grow significantly over the coming months.”
Mike Epstein founded The Tay Group in 2009, as a boutique strategy and operations consulting firm to help healthcare and life sciences companies innovate and launch new products, build new service capabilities, improve operations, achieve regulatory compliance, manage product portfolios, and refine their strategies. He built his consultancy on the “shoulders of experience” developed at Deloitte Consulting, WellPoint, and WellPoint/Anthem.
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