The Patient as CEO with Robin Farmanfarmaian

Episode Summary 

Can the patient be the CEO (and make the decisions) of their own health care team? Robin Farmanfarmaian explains how she did just that – and how you can do the same.

Robin Farmanfarmaian is an entrepreneur, founder, professional speaker and investor working in cutting edge technology and medicine.

Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Robin in this episode:

  • The transformational story of how Robin went from being sick all the time to taking back her health on her own.
  • We’re living in an age where you need to take responsibility for your health.
  • New technology and information is flooding in and many doctors do not have time to keep up with it all. Discover where to start by listening to Robin’s talk so that you take back control of your health.
  • Three questions you need to ask yourself to become the CEO of your own mini healthcare team.

Show Notes 

  • We tend to think about how we use technology to find new clients, sell more products, and create raving fans but there is one area that most don’t know about… that’s medical technology.
  • Robin was misdiagnosed as a teenager that resulted in 43 hospitalizations and six major surgeries.
  • At the age of 26, after having her entire large intestine removed, the doctors thought Robin was cured. She wasn’t, she was in extreme pain and they had her on 80mgs of Methadone.
  • After firing her existing health care team and rebuilding it from the ground floor, Robin went on a drug called Remicade and her condition went into remission overnight.
  • The convergence of exponential technology is enabling the health care consumer to be the key decision maker.
  • Technology is also disrupting the current victim/god mindset many patients find themselves in.
  • We are now entering the Era of the Patient.
  • Genetic sequencing is not just following an exponential trend but it’s dramatically outperforming Moore’s Law.
  • The microbiome is the colony of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live in and on our bodies in a symbiotic relationship.
  • Many of the diseases we thought we genetic are turning out to be infectious through the microbiome.
  • Medical awareness, knowing what is out there and what is coming down the pipeline is a huge advantage.
  • Given the sheer amount of information, it’s impossible for a human doctor to keep up with all the developments in the medical field.
  • AI is able to a number of things that a human is unable to do including analyzing a person’s speech over the course of days, weeks, months, or years and make accurate decisions based off that data.
  • Sensors are becoming ubiquitous, by 2019 the wearable tech and sensor market is going to be a $50 billion a year industry.
  • Measuring biometrics and activity data gives you the opportunity to improve.
  • 3d printing is making complexity effectively free.
  • Use your problems as a catalyst to produce change.
  • Technology is removing physical constraints, we are no longer restricted to our local area for a job, personal relationship, or nearly anything.
  • When it comes to your health care, be the CEO.
  • You are the one who is impacted by your health 24/7 your entire life.
  • Hire the best, let them do their jobs, and then as a team, makes decisions about the best way forward.

The Patient as CEO with Robin Farmanfarmaian

October 17, 2017

The Patient as CEO with Robin Farmanfarmaian

October 17, 2017

Episode Summary 

Can the patient be the CEO (and make the decisions) of their own health care team? Robin Farmanfarmaian explains how she did just that – and how you can do the same.

Robin Farmanfarmaian is an entrepreneur, founder, professional speaker and investor working in cutting edge technology and medicine.

Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Robin in this episode:

  • The transformational story of how Robin went from being sick all the time to taking back her health on her own.
  • We’re living in an age where you need to take responsibility for your health.
  • New technology and information is flooding in and many doctors do not have time to keep up with it all. Discover where to start by listening to Robin’s talk so that you take back control of your health.
  • Three questions you need to ask yourself to become the CEO of your own mini healthcare team.

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