Waiting Room

Nikita Singareddy
Waiting Room
Created 29 Apr 2020
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  • Waiting Room Sidetalk: Deep Profiling, a Sequoia-backed Gut Probiotic, and more
    12 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Bom Dia! I started writing this issue with my feet still dusted in Portugese sand. I was at a retreat for Other Internet, a research group that develops narratives and software primitives directing te...
  • Waiting Room Sidetalk: Why Anesthesiologists Are Huge Political Donors, "API" for the Body and More
    22 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Welcome back. It feels surreal to be writing this dispatch from Berlin, home of the Robert Koch Institute (where the eponymous doctor / Nobel Prize-winning researcher first determined the connection b...
  • Waiting Room Sidetalk: Nutrition Labels are Whack
    04 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Welcome back. I’m working on a few longer posts, namely speculations on FAANG’s biotech projects and another dissecting obesity research, but plan on publishing pieces like this one in the interim. I’...
  • Waiting Room Sidetalk: How Branded Drugs Get Named and More
    13 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Hey there 👋 I’m back after a long writing hiatus. To update those who don’t know, I left venture to join Truepill and help build the API infrastructure consumerizing healthcare. I needed a moment of ...
  • Surescripts Explained
    19 Oct 2020 • 4 min read
    Waiting Room is a blog that explains incentive misalignments in healthcare and health tech. On the back of GoodRx’s IPO (and Steve Hardgrove’s great breakdown on its drug pricing arbitrage business mo...
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Healthcare Interoperability Rules
    03 Jul 2020 • 7 min read
    Waiting Room is a blog that explains incentive misalignments in healthcare and health tech. Today, we’re covering the final CMS rules on quality and accessibility of health information (21st Century C...
  • The Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
    24 Jun 2020 • 5 min read
    Waiting Room is a blog that explains incentive misalignments in healthcare and health tech. Today, we’re covering the infamous Repository for Germinal Choice. There are countless bizarre, forgotten hi...
  • A Brief History of Deductibles
    17 Jun 2020 • 4 min read
    Waiting Room is a blog that explains incentive misalignments in healthcare and health tech. Today, we’re covering deductibles. High deductible health plans (HDHPs) are the most common plans on public ...
  • Stark Law Explained
    13 Jun 2020 • 3 min read
    Waiting Room is a blog that explains incentive misalignments in healthcare and health tech. Today, we’re covering the Stark Law. The 1989 Ethics in Patient Referrals Act seemed simple enough. Congress...
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