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Nov 15, 2017

How Reforming Medical Education Will Lead To Improved Outcomes with Arlen Meyers, President and CEO, Society of Physician Entrepreneurs


Arlen Meyers is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at . He has created several medical device and digital health companies. Most of them failed. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization.

He consults for and speak to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need my expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism -- nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures.

In addition, he is  a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School and Direct the Program in Biomedical Entrepreneurship at the Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver Business School and an iCorps participant and trainer

He is the Chief Medical Officer at and

He is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013


Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda: How Reforming Medical Education Will Lead To Improved Outcomes


Setbacks that you learned from: Not creating products that anybody wants to buy and not having a viable business model.


Exciting project: Providing education, resources, mentors, networks, experience and social support system through an international chapter network.

Arlen 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:


  1.  What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Measure them. Create a valid, reliable agreed upon outcome measures for all sort of things.


  1.  What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Thinking that the letters after your name will get you where you wanna go as an entrepreneur.


  1.  How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Develop entrepreneurial habits.


  1.  One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

User defined value.


Recommended Book/s:

In Search of excellence

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team


Closing Thought: Unless physicians become part of the solution they are the problem.


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