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Why client needs should dictate your business plan

Many entrepreneurs develop their business plan before landing clients. Yet that wasn't the case for Insight Health Systems, which sells the web application Chorus.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 24, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is the function of an advisory board?

For early-stage entrepreneurs, it's important to have advisers in your circle who can bring expertise to your startup and assist with key questions.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 23, 2014
Category:  Creation 
Does B2B come after ACA?

Here's a portion of an amazing article from Josh Rosenthal, an adviser for our Energizing Health: Pittsburgh event.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 19, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Patient engagement

Patient engagement refers to a series of activities that empower a patient, caregiver, and healthcare provider in the ongoing coordination and management of his medical care.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 18, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
If entrepreneurship is a lock and key, start with the lock

There are two ways to start a company. Entrepreneurs must begin with either the lock or the key.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 17, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is emotionally-healthy technology?

Emotionally-healthy technology refers to technology that interacts with a user in a way that can improve emotional wellbeing.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 16, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Beta test

A beta test is considered the final stage of testing prior to the commercial release of a product or service.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 11, 2014
Category:  Execution 
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