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O'Brien: Finding Startup Success as a Physician-Inventor Far From Healthcare Hotspots
2/19/2013
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Dr. Todd O’Brien has additional challenges beyond those encountered by most startup life science CEOs. The 48-year-old podiatrist still sees patients even while developing his latest innovation: an electronic tuning fork for measuring diabetes-related nerve damage in people’s feet. He's also building his company in Orono, Maine - far from any major healthcare hub.

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Lessons From Failure: Borrowing Tools From Your Neighbors
Diana Kander
8/12/2013
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Adam Berk had a vision of creating an online library where neighbors could borrow tools and electronics from one another. Why buy a fancy camera you only needed to use once for a big trip? Why invest the money in physical tools for a home remodeling project if you are never going to need them again? Adam and his best friend Dave spent 5 years creating this utopian community, neighborrow, powered by a new form of currency. Their business model was to eventually white label the product and sell it to large apartment buildings and others who wanted to facilitate a borrowing community. But they never achieved their vision. 

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Insights for innovators from a payer perspective at Healthcare's Grand Hackfest
Nicola Parry
3/15/2014
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At Healthcare's Grand Hackfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, day two of the program began with presentations from a panel of keynote speakers who shared some words of wisdom for innovators in the group.

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Healthcare data security tips for mobile devices
Parmar Arundhati
6/19/2012
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Security for mobile medical devices is key in the healthcare industry. Read more for tips on keeping healthcare data secure.

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Harnessing the power of social media for social good in healthcare
Nicola Parry
3/20/2014
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In the final day of Healthcare's Grand Hackfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend, teams prepared the final push for their ideas developed over the course of a few days at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Getting consumers to use your mobile app
Ryan Amin
9/17/2013
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Getting consumers to use a mobile app to play games or communicate through social media is one thing. Getting them to use a healthcare-related app is another.

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Featured apps at Health 2.0 focus on reducing stress, monitoring heart rate
Mari Edlin
10/2/2013
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Healthcare conferences seem to have a monopoly on exercise and wellness, but that’s not always the case at Health 2.0. Fitbits and contenders were nowhere in sight at the session on “Tracking and Monitoring Wellness.”

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DioGenix: CEO Offers Tips on Pursuing the Right Product and Investors
2/19/2013
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DioGenix, in Gaithersburg, Md., was founded in 2009 after CEO Larry Tiffany and his senior management team saw a clear clinical need: monitoring disease progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Tiffany has an extensive background in biotech, as an IP attorney, and as a senior executive at small and mid-size biotech companies. Before DioGenix, he was senior vice president and general manager of genomics for another genomics research company, Gene Logic.

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Device design tips for diabetes and healthcare startups
11/13/2013
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Development partners offer value through experience
Ryan Amin
12/10/2013
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Partnerships in innovation development phases can offer a wide range of benefits in the healthcare industry where experience can simplify complex processes.

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