We may not expect the best changes in healthcare to come from Washington but they will be driven by communities of patients, scientists, healthcare professionals, bankers and business people who have profound impact on the discovery, development, approval and use of medicine. Medicine is the landscape of the educated who utilizes the best of science to improve lives. An inefficient and fragmented healthcare system lacking the proper knowledge and compassion for the sick will remove doctors as the ultimate decision makers in caring for their patients and restrict treatment options solely based on measures of cost and profitability and not their science and outcome. In practicing medicine, we must strive to find a better balance between patient outcome and treatment cost. But, we must always practice compassion and be committed to heal the sick even if the cure is far from possible.
Progress in medicine is slowed down in part due to factors involving the highly selective and bias flow of dollars into research labs and startups, restrictive reimbursement policies for new drugs and devices and lastly, the highly restrictive and inefficient regulations overseeing the approval process for both new drugs and devices. Our mission is to bring the communities of doctors, healthcare professional, patients, businesses and scientists together to resolve these issues and ultimately save and improve more lives.