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Financial sustainability is the basis of any successful business venture—digital health or otherwise—but there are other venture-killers lurking out there.
As I listened to the speakers and participants at a workshop called the Deep Dive: Sustainable Models for Digital Health Impact (cohosted by the Global Digital Health Network and the Digital Impact Alliance to explore sustainable business models), I noted the non-financial issues they touched upon.
I held my tongue (very painful!) until the last segment, when I shared my thoughts on what—besides finances—can go right or wrong. Several observations emerged:
The above list is not meant to be exhaustive. Though we only had 30 minutes to hit the highlights, there was a strong theme: Talk to people face to face, whenever possible. No matter how wonderful your idea/approach/innovation is, you will learn the most about what someone thinks of it if you talk to them in person.
There is clinical evidence that when we are talking with someone, building trust, and coming to agreement, our respiration and heart rates actually align. We should seek that alignment more often.
This is an excerpt of a post originally published on the Knowledge for Health blog.
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