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Definition: Patient portals

Patient portals, traditionally seen as web-based tools to allow patients to view health information and communicate securely with doctors, are transforming into any device experiences to help patients remotely engage in their health and wellness across the continuum of care.

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Brian Lang
on September 17, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Care coordination

Care coordination ensures that every transfer of care, from doctor to doctor, clinic to hospital, hospital to home, pharmacy to imaging center is managed so that essential clinical information is available and exchanged in a format appropriate for the recipient(s).

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Brian Lang
on September 10, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Why healthcare entrepreneurs should consider Houston: an interview with Texas Medical Center’s CEO

Because of Kauffman Foundation's Energizing Health Collaboration Series, a few dozen of the world's most talented digital health entrepreneurs are now exploring new relationships with prominent member institutions in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world with more than 7 million patient visits annually.

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Brian Lang
on September 05, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Meet eMed Guest Editor Brian Lang

Serial entrepreneur Brian Lang will serve as eMed's guest editor for the next five weeks.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on September 04, 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 
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 
What is an accredited angel investor?

An accredited angel investor is an angel investor with an income of more than $200,000 in the past two years or a net worth of $1 million.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on July 07, 2014
Category:  Creation