Financing and cultivating a sustainable ecosystem for US healthcare innovation

April 10, 2018

North America

April 10, 2018

North America
Jake Safane


Jake is an editor for The Economist Intelligence Unit’s thought leadership division in the Americas. Based in New York, Jake’s areas of focus is financial services. Previously, he ran his own content marketing firm, primarily helping startup software firms develop their blogs, social media channels and website copy. Prior to that, Jake worked as a B2B financial journalist covering asset management and asset servicing. He has also covered a variety of other topics as a journalist, ranging from local small business issues to sports. Jake received his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University.

Today's scientific innovations in healthcare are reaching new heights.

Financing and cultivating a sustainable ecosystem for US healthcare innovation is a report written by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Gilead Sciences, developed to continue the conversation following the Healthcare Forum 2018: Financing healthcare innovation, an Economist event sponsored by Gilead Sciences. It assesses the potential for improving support for US health innovations, across the healthcare spectrum, over the long term.

This report is based on extensive desk research and in-depth interviews conducted in January-March 2018 with representatives of healthcare institutions and academic and multilateral organisations. We would like to thank the following participants (listed alphabetically) for their time and insights:

• Christina Akerman, president, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)
• Anil Jain, vice-president and chief health information officer, IBM Watson Health and internist at the Cleveland Clinic
• Bob Kocher, partner, Venrock and former special assistant to the president for healthcare and economic policy on the National Economic Council in the Obama administration
• Steve Krein, CEO and co-founder, StartUp Health
• Farzad Mostashari, co-founder and CEO, Aledade
• Sam Nussbaum, senior fellow, Leonard D Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California, former chief medical officer for Anthem and senior adviser to Sandbox Industries
• Andrew Schwab, managing partner, 5AM Ventures
• Roy Smythe, global chief medical officer for strategy and partnerships, Philips
• Sharon Terry, president and chief executive, Genetic Alliance
• Barrett Thornhill, principal, McManus Group

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