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Physician-inventors often spend the majority of their time secretly gathering data for a clinical paper or patent filing, convinced they have a billion-dollar idea and reticent to discuss it publicly. But the reality is that most inventions fail to address clinical efficacy.
Early-stage health technology entrepreneurs and startups can plunge into the "shark tank" at Brigham and Women's Hospital next month for the chance to find a clinical partner.
Clinical trials are research studies to test the effectiveness of new medical approaches in people.
Having had my home city represent the bottom of its fair share of "Worst" lists (Hey there, Cleveland!), I meet the ever-popular lists and rankings with a healthy dose of skepticism. All certainly are not created equal and all do not have the best of intentions.
When patients, doctors, hospital executives, and payers all care about a different metric, finding a measurable return on investment (ROI) can be difficult for healthcare entrepreneurs.
The term "open API" refers to technologies that allow two different computers to talk to each other. Healthcare entrepreneurs can use open APIs to access medical data that will help them develop their product or service.
Angel investors are wealthy individuals who are often former entrepreneurs.
When I read Meg Hirshberg's book "For Better or for Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families" I knew instantly that I wanted Meg to join our slate of Founders School experts. The goal of Founders School is to provide entrepreneurs with crucial skills and knowledge, and to do so with an eye to topics that are important but rarely discussed in typical entrepreneurship education programs. The subject of Meg's book is just such a topic. We all know that entrepreneurs have to juggle a variety of considerations when founding a company: team building, assessment of product/market fit, intellectual property, and how to get that first important customer. What many entrepreneurs and, more importantly, their families, know is that there's a juggle on the family side of the equation as well, but it's one that many entrepreneurs may be reluctant to talk about.
We'd like to see the H@cking Medicine mission -- connecting healthcare experts with outsiders to attack big problems and create noble businesses -- replicated on a large scale.
The goals of TalkSession -- to increase the accessibility of mental healthcare, improve patient outcomes, and lower costs while maintaining HIPAA compliance -- were difficult to achieve on a national level, said the startup's co-founder and CEO Melissa Thompson.
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