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What is a provisional patent?

A provisional patent is a lower-cost alternative to the traditional patent and lasts 12 months.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 07, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Definition: Business model validation

Every healthcare entrepreneur needs a business model to get their startup off the ground. But a business model needs to be validated to ensure a startup's success.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 02, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
How a digital healthcare entrepreneur got her foot in the door at Penn

Divya Dhar's No. 1 piece of advice for healthcare entrepreneurs: get a pilot.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on April 01, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution 
What is prototyping?

For healthcare entrepreneurs, prototyping refers to developing an early version of a product or service.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 31, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Lessons from Healthcare's Grand H@ckfest

When more than 450 participants packed the top floor of MIT's Media Lab this month, they were joining H@cking Medicine's Zen Chu in a "grand" experiment.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 27, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Total addressable market

Total addressable market, or TAM, refers to the universe of revenue opportunities for a product or service.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 26, 2014
Category:  Execution 
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 
How self-selection can create a successful founding team

A healthcare entrepreneur initially planned to be intentional in building her team. But self-selection took over.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 25, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is HIPAA?

HIPAA both regulates health insurance policies and provides guidelines for maintaining the privacy and security of health information.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 24, 2014
Category:  Execution 
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