I think it's worth noting that although the US is great for health tech, it's terrible for the health outcomes of the average citizen. Put another way, despite all the innovation that's happening in the US it lags horribly behind the rest of the developed world in healthcare spending per person and outcomes.

This recent article really drive the point: https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2021/aug/mirror-mirror-2021-reflecting-poorly

"The top-performing countries [for healthcare] overall are Norway, the Netherlands, and **Australia**. The United States ranks last overall,"

So, yes if you want to work in health tech go to the US, but I'd think long and hard about changing the Australian system to emulate the US, because it would likey lead to worse outcomes for Australia as a whole. And at the end of the day, isn't it all about outcomes?

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Aug 3, 2021Liked by Emily Casey

“ It’s not a technology problem, but a people problem”; someone else said this too.

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