DLS HEALTHCARE CONSULTING was founded out of a need for a clinical perspective in the rapidly growing areas of mobile and digital health care. Many companies in the mHealth space utilize medical advisors who do not have appreciation of marketplace landscape, entire device life cycle requirements, or beyond the horizon vision of the technology, encountering barriers along the way. These may include fundraising, product development, business partnering, and development opportunities with payers, hospitals, physicians, and ACOs. Receiving advice from a well-respected person in the medical as well as business arenas is unique and valuable. I t represents one stop shopping for a company desiring to provide a clinical impact and successful business model.
Dr. Scher is a former cardiac electrophysiologist and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He was a primary clinical investigator of some of the most important seminal medical device trials involving pacemakers and implantable defibrillators. He served as human subject research committee (IRB) chair, Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee member, and executive officer of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (payer relations and managed care committees, and liaison to the PA Medical Society). As a pioneer adopter of remote cardiac monitoring of cardiac rhythm devices, he understood and negotiated the clinical, human workflow, economic, and political barriers to help realize the success of this technology. Dr. Scher is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society. He was an advisor to Medtronic, Guidant, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, and Sanofi and lectures worldwide to public, professional, and industry audiences about digital health technologies.