Enabling Continuous Healthcare™
Connected Health and Life Science Technology Consulting
We can help make sense of the tectonic changes affecting all links of the healthcare value chain. Our clients range from global healthcare giants to emerging technology leaders in the medical device and health IT sectors. Our practice areas include analytics, mobile health, tele-health, cloud, online engagement and clinical technology integration.
SomaSens principals and associates can augment existing client capabilities to drive initiatives requiring additional management bandwidth. Given our senior-level experience, we can lead direct and virtual teams to successfully develop and execute complex product and services projects.
- Go to Market: strategy and tactics
- Interim Leadership
- Market Analysis
- Strategic Product Management
Business DevelopmentPartners are rapidly aligning. SomaSens can help clients avoid losing a game of “musical chairs” by identifying ecosystem partners that can best augment existing offerings and add new capabilities.
- Describe the importance of platform strategies and the connected nature of the digital health ecosystem, and outline some of the most pertinent platform strategies offered by other players
- Leverage our network to rapidly access technology, market and validation partners
- Develop and manage business partner relationships
ResearchSomaSens can help identify the most pertinent market trends and competitive factors that will shape opportunities and threats over the next few years.
- Describe the impact of trends such as payment reform, the patient-centered medical home, and clinical integration strategies
- Sort out likely winners and losers in the health technology land grab
- Evaluate potential strategic investment or joint venture targets
Strategic AdvisorySomaSens can help clients with market opportunities to address a super convergence of market and technology factors creating new business-critical imperatives for healthcare entities.
- Identify new revenue opportunities by expanding current offerings or developing novel approaches
- Develop plans in opportunities in health technology
- Understand opportunities and threats given tectonic shifts in the healthcare/technology landscape:
- Value-based payment reform
- Consumerism and the need to persistently engage patients
- Explosion of mobile health applications
- A tsunami of personal health information that needs to be connected
Dimitri Arges is a results-driven, innovative professional with over 20 years of experience in product, program and technology management, strategy and business development for Internet, health care and biotechnology clients. Mr. Arges is currently a Founder and Principal at SomaSens and leads the Connected Health program at the University of California, San Diego, Center for Wireless Communications. He was formerly a Partner at The StrataFusion Group, a Silicon Valley boutique technology consultancy. Mr. Arges was the former CEO and founder of eVitals Corp., the first point of care medication safety software solutions company for the long term care industry. While at eVitals, Mr. Arges was instrumental in creating strategic relationships with multiple national long term care partners and institutional pharmacies while also defining and driving emerging wireless handheld application, ePrescribing and EHR development initiatives and implementations. Gomez Advisors named eVitals VitalRx.com online pharmacy as one of the Top 10 domestic Online Pharmacies. Currently, Mr. Arges resides on multiple advisory boards of private companies and is an active mHIMSS member. Mr. Arges holds a BA in Chemistry from Indiana University and attended Purdue University for MBA. He was also a San Diego Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Nominee.
Mike Wisz, Advisor
Mike Wisz has diverse operational leadership experience and strategic consulting expertise in a variety of solution and market arenas. Mr. Wisz has consulted to hospitals and health systems, market-leading technology vendors, and early stage companies, creating results across a number of technology domains, including analytics, clinical applications, medical devices, and wireless technologies. Engagements have spanned markets across the healthcare continuum, including acute care, long term care, physician clinic, and consumer. Mr. Wisz’s 20 years of healthcare technology experience encompasses executive roles in marketing, product management, business development, and client services. Mr. Wisz has served in key leadership roles with pioneering technology vendors such as Bridge Medical (Cerner), Pyxis (CareFusion), and Nellcor Puritan Bennett (Covidien), and is a Founder and Principal at SomaSens. As a recognized industry expert and communicator, Mr. Wisz has authored over 40 articles, white papers, and has authored or contributed to several books on healthcare information technology. Mr. Wisz has also delivered over 50 presentations and webinars to senior hospital leadership audiences.
Mark Fortner has over 20 years of leadership experience in pharmaceutical and biotech research informatics environments. Using agile, user-driven methodologies to deliver customized solutions in the areas of genomics, proteomics, and cheminformatics for clients like Pfizer, Takeda, Novartis, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Activx Biosciences, and aTyr Pharmaceuticals. He has contributed to leading-edge open source bioinformatics projects like Taverna (a semantic workflow system for integrative biology), and Cytoscape (a network biology platform for systems biology). He is the founder of the BioGroovy project for integrative biomedical informatics, and the BioPolymer project which provides genomics and proteomics web components. Engagements have included the development of large-scale genomics platforms for pathogen detection, drug target management applications, enterprise-wide assay and compound management solutions for drug discovery, and cloud-based pipeline and alliance management applications.