Scott Phillips is the founder and CEO of Starfish Medical, a medical company that helps medical device companies commercialize their products and rise to the top. He holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia. He worked in diverse areas such as lithium battery development and manufacturing UV spectroscopy instrumentation in hi-fi audio speakers.
Why medical sector? I worked in lithium batteries and we invented lithium battery technology. We’re a medical family. Our very first substantial project was ophthalmic ultrasound system. I had a website and someone contacted us and decided to visit our office so I rent a space. The project was a good success.
Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda: (Device) Connectivity – implement connectivity in your institution to your full advantage about that information.
Setbacks that you learned from: Look at situation or someone objectively and not get too attached to anybody’s idea. Validate more carefully.
Proudest leadership moments: Outset medical – significant impact on how dialysis is done.
Scott 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:
1. What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?
The single, biggest thing is actually the whole thing, realizing that you don’t have the solution to solving the whole problem. There is no substitute for experience. Make sure your viewpoint is broad enough.
2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?
Technical people focusing on technology, it’s necessary but not sufficient. You need a lot of pieces to make a goal, and too much ego attached to it and not recognizing we need other expertise.
3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?
Make sure you have a home in your company where innovation can act.
4. One area of focus that should drive everything else is:
Enabling success of others.
Closing Thought: In change comes opportunity, those changes create innovation and it’s a wonderful time to contemplate how you can adapt and take advantage.
The Best Way To Contact Scott:
Website – Starfish Medical
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org