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Human-centered input helps steer design of 'smart' health care devices

Even if the designers of 'smart' health care devices have the technology figured out, they need help in figuring out what matters to the people they hope will use the devices. That means obtaining timely, meaningful input from patients, physicians and other end-users.

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Dan Emerson
on July 16, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: User experience

User experience refers to a consumer's feelings about a particular product or service.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 16, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Panel weighs challenges of getting patients to use digital devices for health

The new, digital devices designed to gather and transmit real-time patient data have great potential to transform health care. But, to realize that potential, those who engineer and design the devices need to figure out ways to fully engage patients in using them.

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Dan Emerson
on July 15, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Why market research – before you build your product – is essential

Sherwin Sheik was passionate about launching his healthcare startup, CareLinx, a caregiver marketplace that helps families find pre-screened home caregivers that fit their needs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 15, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
Health and Human Services makes push for patient engagement

Finding ways to involve patients in taking more responsibility for their own health has been a perennial topic in health care, and the discussion has taken on new urgency with the growing need to control costs while improving quality of care.

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Dan Emerson
on July 14, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
What is the STTR program?

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program supports scientific and technological innovation through federal research funds.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 14, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Creating new pathways in translational innovation

In my first eMed column, I explained the world of translational medicine -- and the opportunities it presents for entrepreneurs in a "translational innovation" space. Many people might not realize that some of this work merging translational research and innovation is already taking place in academic departments.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on July 10, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Agile development

Agile development refers to a type of project planning methodology that borrows from lean manufacturing.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on July 09, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Winning participants of Energizing Health: Pittsburgh

The Energizing Health Collaboration Series is continuing its national road trip, connecting five cities that are leading the next wave of health innovation.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on July 08, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
How to find employees for your startup without using a recruiter

Don't expect to see a job listing for a position at Pristine, a telehealth and checklist solution for Google Glass.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 08, 2014
Category:  Creation