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How open innovation can overcome the complexity of healthcare entrepreneurship

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.

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Zen Chu
on March 07, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Healthcare tech entrepreneurs can take the Shark Tank plunge in Boston

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.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 06, 2014
Category:  Ideation  Creation 
Definition: Clinical trials

Clinical trials are research studies to test the effectiveness of new medical approaches in people.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 05, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Why healthcare entrepreneurs should focus on meaningful metrics

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.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 04, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
What are the open APIs available to access medical data?

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.

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Zen Chu
on March 03, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Angel investor

Angel investors are wealthy individuals who are often former entrepreneurs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 26, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How to host a H@cking Medicine hackathon

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.

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Zen Chu
on February 26, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
How one healthcare entrepreneur navigated the reimbursement landscape

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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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on February 25, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How do I pilot my early-stage venture?

Healthcare entrepreneurs need to pilot their product or service to test their prototype before a larger launch.

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Zen Chu
on February 24, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Why it's the best time in history to be a healthcare entrepreneur

Now is the best time in the history of the world to be a healthcare entrepreneur, and those with fresh eyes on healthcare problems -- young health professionals along with patients, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs -- are able to make large and rapid clinical impact.

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Zen Chu
on February 20, 2014
Category:  Ideation