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ReBoot Health

The people and technology rebuilding tomorrow's health system


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November 21, 2021

In episode 11 of ReBootHealth, I speak with Peter van der Velden. Peter is the Managing General Partner of Lumira Ventures a multi-stage life sciences investment firm focused on biotechnology, medical technologies, digital health, and consumer healthcare solutions. Peter is no ‘biotech-tourist’ and so it was great to hear a seasoned veteran’s perspective on the Canadian health ecosystem. We could have chatted for hours, but I wanted to touch on the critical aspects of the innovation ecosystem: people, places, policies, and purse strings (‘capital’) that fuel our system. We explored many topics including Canada’s health innovation status, the role for institutional players and governments, and his perspective on how clinicians can become more involved. Peter has some specific thoughts on what needs to happen to boost our system to the next level. While some may not agree with all his ideas, it was refreshing to hear such a clear and articulate thesis of what needs to be done and where we need to go from here. I do hope some of the players mentioned in this show step up to life sciences, as Canada has a lot to offer the world from its great science! This episode was a pleasure to conduct with many useful nuggets and thought-provoking ideas. As always, I hope you find the episode valuable.

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While medicine has advanced over the last several decades, with new treatments and diagnostic tools, the delivery of health care for the average patient remains as fragmented and inefficient as it was over two decades ago.


Digital technology has directly touched and improved almost every aspect of our lives…except maybe health care. Have you become disenchanted with the notion of health care entering the 21st century?  Well, this podcast will introduce you to the brilliant entrepreneurs, investors, and academics building the world of digital health care. If you're a founder ready to enter the space but not sure how, or are all ready here and want to learn from others, this podcast is for you.

Amol Deshpande has been a physician in the Canadian health system for over 25 years. Come join him on a journey of discovery to learn from individuals determined to change the health system from the bottom up. Listen to their trials, tribulations, and successes as they create a health system for the digital age and ReBoot Health.


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