Jeremy Kooyman

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You Won’t Believe This One Neat Trick to Get Safer Medical Devices.

The NYTimes published an article recently talking about how to get safer medical devices. It raises some good points but I think it ultimately misses the mark. According to a report from the Brookings Institute, medical devices in the United States are responsible for over 3,000 deaths per year. The CDC more or less corroborates this –¬†Table 10 lists...

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Beyond the Stack Fallacy

I wrote a piece for my employer hyping our attendance at Pharmapack and discussed¬†how a recent cold medicine recall was an example of a Pharmaceutical company not engaging with their market outside of their core competencies. I want to expand on it to capitalize on a trending mental model in the Tech Sector called the “Stack Fallacy”, a...

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Warm Brown: Your personal opinion doesn’t mean squat.

I know what you’re thinking – Coffee has nothing to do with medical devices and another article about engineering and coffee is not going to contribute anything that hasn’t already been said. I get you. Hear me out though. I used to drink the warm brown liquid that came out of my employer’s drip machines when I first joined the...

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People Not Patients: Hacking Respiratory Health

So I finally participated in my first Hackathon and despite having read accounts of other people’s experiences, it was a whirlwind of emotions that I wasn’t prepared for and has left me exhausted. First and foremost, I want to give a shoutout to my team: Graeham, Gubing, Yassen, and Keval. Way to hustle. I think my favourite part of this group...

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Global Health Followup

So as you might recall, in my last piece I was planning on expanding on a few points in a piece written for my current employer. You can find that here. And a nifty infographic that summarizes our pitch to the Saving Lives at Birth Foundation can be found here. I’ve been terribly busy, so it was a real pain to get that follow-up piece out the door in...

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Global Health and Risk Management of Medical Devices

So Lucy (@wizardofobjects) and me were finalists in the Saving Lives at Birth funding competition. We were one of the top 50 out of 750 applicants, which is pretty alright, and were invited to a pitch competition/conference in DC last week. We’re currently working on a blog post for the CDP website which should be out later this week, which will dive...

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