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Why healthcare entrepreneurs should embrace the iterative

In the early days of the patient safety and healthcare improvement company Qualaris, the startup's team installed wireless tracking sensors in hospitals to help healthcare providers improve compliance with best practices. But Qualaris wasn't a hardware company for long.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 10, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is translational medicine?

Translational medicine is a field that focuses on "translating" medical research into health tools and solutions for patients.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 09, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Why we need entrepreneurship + translational medicine

The number of physicians who receive training in translational medicine is few, and even fewer are those who take this skill set into the market to develop new technologies based off this understanding.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 06, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Meet eMed Guest Editor Matt Keener

Meet Matt Keener, eMed's editor for the next five weeks.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 05, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Premarket Approval (PMA) and 510(k)

Premarket Approval (PMA) is a process of regulatory review to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of certain medical devices. By contrast, a 510(k), also known as premarket notification, is a submission to the FDA that a product is safe and effective by comparing it to at least one similar device already on the market.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 04, 2014
Category:  Execution 
How a diverse team leads to better access

Access -- to providers, patients, payers, or anyone who can make a healthcare startup successful -- is a sticking point for many early-stage entrepreneurs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 03, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
What is technology transfer?

Technology transfer refers to transferring the rights to a technology from the institution where it originated, such as a university, to a person or entity, such as an entrepreneur or startup, that could commercialize it.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 02, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Interaction design

The term "interaction design" refers to designing a product or service by focusing on how people will use it.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 28, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
How to turn beta clients into ‘evangelist investors’

When Daniel Cane was pitching his specialty-specific electronic medical records company, Modernizing Medicine, to investors, he had no trouble getting in front of venture capitalists. But separating them from their money was another story.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 27, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
What is a science/medical advisory board?

A scientific or medical advisory board can offer help on the scientific or medical side of your life science or digital health company.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 26, 2014
Category:  Creation