Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA

Aurora, CO, United States

About Arlen

Bio

President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org and linkedin group

Areas of Expertise

Physician entrepreneurship

I'm passionate about

Biomedical and healthcare innovation and physician entrepreneurship

Comments & conversations

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Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA
Posted 6 months ago
Are the ethics of healthcare compatable with the ethics of business?
My intent in posting this question and moderating this discussion was to create a forum where we could discuss what I felt to be an important healthcare policy issue. The organization I am proud to lead is about innovation and getting ideas to patients. As a practicing surgeon, I try to place the interests of patients above profits but struggle, like most,with how to deal with conflicting interests most doctors face. Those that have taken the time to post and express their thoughts are free to judge whether I have misrepresented that intent or not.
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Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA
Posted 6 months ago
Are the ethics of healthcare compatable with the ethics of business?
We should be celebrating physician entrepreneurship. I don't mean price gouging or ripping off patients. I mean adding patient defined value through the deployment of innovation. We need to eliminate the unintended barriers and give patients the tools they need to be better patient customers...transparent outcomes and prices, an incentive to spend carefully, better ways to partner and communicate with care teams, etc. Medicine is no lonter a doctor taking care of a patient. It's a care team taking care of a patient's team or community.