Fake It Til you Make It - Does It Work in Healthcare? - Episode 74


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For the 74th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the principle of faking it til you make it and whether that works in healthcare? This topic was ripped from the headlines as the Theranos case proceeds forward and many of the details of their efforts to “fake it” come to light.

While Theranos is an extreme example, there’s a lot we can learn from it. Plus, it’s hard to ignore the many silicon valley tech companies who have used the fake it til you make it approach so successfully. However, in healthcare lives are on the line. Does that present a different bar or require a different approach? In this episode we share when that approach might be fine and when it’s fatal and not appropriate.

Here’s a preview of the questions we discuss in this episode:

  • Lessons Learned from Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes
  • Is it ok for health IT companies to fake it til they make it?
  • Does who you’re deceiving matter? (Investors vs Customers vs Employees vs Press)
  • How about faking it in your marketing?

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