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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 
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 
Tracking innovative ideas at Healthcare's Grand Hackfest and beyond

Dozens of teams spent the weekend at Healthcare's Grand Hackfest brainstorming on novel ideas to solve problems in healthcare. And at least some of the participants continue to pursue projects that got their start during the Hackfest.

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Nicola Parry
on March 25, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
A hands-free vision for healthcare

As the final hours ticked away at Healthcare's Grand Hackfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend, teams huddled together in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory, continuing to brainstorm on their design and prototype innovative breakthroughs from the last few days.

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Nicola Parry
on March 21, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Checklists for collaboration in innovation

On day two of Healthcare's Grand Hackfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, keynote speaker David Clifford discussed the importance of thinking ahead in the innovation process.

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Nicola Parry
on March 15, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Insights for innovators from a payer perspective at Healthcare's Grand Hackfest

At Healthcare's Grand Hackfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, day two of the program began with presentations from a panel of keynote speakers who shared some words of wisdom for innovators in the group.

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Nicola Parry
on March 15, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
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 
A tale of two entrepreneurs

Find out if your startup is an IDE or an SME -- and why it matters.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 27, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who we're following this week for insights of importance to healthcare entrepreneurs.

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Chris Seper
on June 7, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Weekly Wisdom from Kauffman: Lessons in innovation from China and India

Thanks to the movement of research and development to China and India, scientists there are quickly developing the ability to innovate and create their own intellectual property, according to a Kauffman Foundation study.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 25, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution