Innovation from a Global Perspective

A Conversation with Ophir Shahaf

LinkedIn: Ophir Shahaf

Gil chats with Ophir Shahaf, Partner & VP Business Development at Israeli based VC firm and startup accelerator eHealth Ventures. eHealth Ventures takes IP and inventions coming out of the brightest entrepreneurs and innovators in the digital health space and helps support them as they come to market to make the biggest impact. They discuss innovation from a global perspective.

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Episode Takeaways

  • You cannot develop a product and say it meets market demand without engaging in the market. Even companies with considerable sales abroad working with the most cutting-edge technology needs to make a good introduction and understand the the digital health ecosystem regionally and locally.
  • People think digital and they think ‘social media’ or ‘cell phones’, but it’s more than that in the health space. It’s using information to make the system more effective and efficient so that more things can happen for patients sooner, and faster. We can’t lose sight of that when we talk about digital health.
  • The United States spends about 20% of it’s GDP on health. In Israel that’s about 7%, and the population lives on average 10 years longer. Israel is a highly digitized market, albeit with a much different insurance landscape. People suffer in fragmented, chaotic systems.


Gil Bashe

Managing Partner, Chair Global Health, FINN Partners
Twitter: @Gil_Bashe
LinkedIn: Gil Bashe

Gregg Masters

Founder & Managing Director, Health Innovation Media
Twitter: @GreggMastersMPH
LinkedIn: Gregg Masters, MPH

About the Show

Join digital health advocate and author Gil Bashe, on Health Unabashed, as he discusses the power of collaboration and innovation in improving care across the health ecosystem. Sharing stories and insights from a global perspective, Gil looks at the companies and people who are making a difference and offers his opinions on how to connect the dots to transform the industry for good.

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