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What a regional patient data network means for healthcare entrepreneurs

In the heart of the Midwest, researchers are developing a major regional network for patient data that, when completed, could provide healthcare entrepreneurs with access to millions of data points.

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Dominique Pahud
on November 06, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
How to manage when your startup loses a key team member

For new startups with small teams, the loss of just one person is challenging. But when that person is in a key leadership role, it's especially difficult to recover.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on November 04, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How do I achieve sustainability through a pilot?

The right pilot can help a startup achieve sustainability. This involves two main steps.

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Dominique Pahud
on November 03, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Accountable care organization

An accountable care organization (ACO) is a group of healthcare providers that shares responsibility for providing high-quality, coordinated care to their Medicare patients.

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Dominique Pahud
on October 29, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Why co-founders need to ignore inconsequential problems

Luis and Danny Lopez spent their childhood years traveling with their family to impoverished countries to do relief work. By focusing on the less fortunate, the brothers learned not to care so much about inconsequential problems.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 28, 2014
Category:  Creation 
What is the difference between self-insured and at-risk?

The services provided by health insurance companies can sometimes be described as "self-insured" and "at-risk."

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Dominique Pahud
on October 27, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
The pain points across healthcare are largely the same

When I talk to clinicians and researchers in the Kansas City community, I learn that the problems they face are largely the same.

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Dominique Pahud
on October 23, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Learning collaboratives

Learning collaboratives are collaborations between two or more different types of institutions.

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Dominique Pahud
on October 22, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Meet eMed Guest Editor Dominique Pahud

Dominique Pahud, a senior fellow in Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will serve as eMed's guest editor for the next three weeks.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 17, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Patient safety

Broadly considered, safety and quality issues are reported at low rates in healthcare organizations.

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Brian Lang
on October 08, 2014
Category:  Creation