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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 
Ebook: eMed survey on the challenges of entrepreneurship

eMed, in partnership with MedCityNews.com, reached out to healthcare entrepreneurs and their supporters to zero in on their most important needs. Here's what we learned.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 28, 2014
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  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 
Why entrepreneurs should get out of Silicon Valley

Based in San Francisco, the startup Augmedix is surrounded by entrepreneurially minded doctors, said co-founder and CEO Ian Shakil.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 21, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is an intrapreneur?

As opposed to an entrepreneur, who works for his own company, an intrapreneur is a talented person trying to innovate from within an institution, such as a hospital or insurance company.

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Dominique Pahud
on October 20, 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: Value propositions

For each customer segment, you have a value proposition.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on October 15, 2014
Category:  Execution