Christopher Habig: How Understanding Subjective Value Will Revolutionize the Medical Care Industry
The field of medical care is so ripe for new entrepreneurial solutions. As is always the case, solution design begins with understanding subjective value, both for customers (patients) and providers (doctors) Christopher Habig of Freedom Healthworks (FreedomHealthworks.com) joins Economics For Business to explain how an Austrian, subjective-value focused approach is bringing market freedoms to medical care.
Key Takeaways and Actionable Insights
Step 1: Like many entrepreneurs, Chris Habig started a revolutionary business from a place of familiarity and existing knowledge.
The so-called effectual process in entrepreneurship begins with two straightforward questions: what do I know and who do I know? Chris Habig grew up in a family where both parents are physicians. This vantage point gave him the opportunity to observe the critical doctor-patient relationship first hand, as well as the way in which modern bureaucratized medicine imposes obstacles and complexities that strangle the value generation potential of that relationship.
Step 2: Assessing the subjective value gap.
From his Austrian analytical perspective, Chris was able to identify the subjective value gap. For customers (patients) it is the loss of the positive feelings that they associate with the doctor-patient relationship. Chris summarizes them as advocacy, access and affordability: my doctor is on my side and looking out for me; my doctor is always available
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