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Key tips for team building

At a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation, Huffington Post writer Jennifer Hill led a discussion focused on the players in entrepreneurship. The presentation opened with experienced entrepreneurs giving their thoughts on the idea of team building. (00:00-01:19)

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Ryan Amin
on December 26, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Complexities for startups within different healthcare spaces

"Domain specificity is important." It is so refreshing to hear a tech entrepreneur like Steve Blank say this. Blank has been working with researchers and clinicians for almost three years to bring the lean startup philosophy to healthcare. This is one of his conclusions about the industry.

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MedCityNews .com
on December 4, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Why your innovation should complement rather than disrupt

Dr. Joshua Landy understands the importance of sharing medical experiences with other physicians. He wanted to take it a step further and make those experiences valuable to a greater range of healthcare professionals. Landy decided to launch Figure 1, hoping that it would change the way physicians worked day-to-day, and also make their daily work more accessible to their peers.

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Ryan Amin
on November 12, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
Think beyond great idea, understand hospital perspective

Selling new healthcare technologies to hospitals requires jumping over hurdles like "major capital constraints" and "interminable" sales cycle of hospitals, says Paul Levy.

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MedCityNews .com
on November 6, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Medical device companies can learn from Starbucks

As global medical device companies try to take on more of the care continuum, they might be able to turn to that little Starbucks coffee shop just around the corner. It might seem sacrilege to compare the intricacies of neuromodulator with a perfectly brewed, expertly crafted cup of joe, but here I find myself. Why? Because it's not just medtech's products that need to become more innovative, but its business model as well.

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MedCityNews .com
on October 28, 2013
Category:  Growth 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made this week's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship.

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Ryan Amin
on October 25, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Execution  Ideation 
Communication is a key to disruptive innovation

Innovation is often called "disruptive" in the healthcare industry, and the first step toward making that innovation successful is to get a product's targeted users to accept change. Founder of Fitzeal, Clifton Dawson, found a way to get people to use his product by focusing on a strong user support system.

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Ryan Amin
on October 22, 2013
Category:  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
New LinkedIn forum for all healthcare fields

If you want to get a sense of the level of interest in healthcare IT, look no further than LinkedIn. In addition to HIMSS, you'll find numerous groups looking at the many different areas healthcare IT encompasses and overlaps with from digital health, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and physician entrepreneurs. Now there's one more.

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MedCityNews .com
on October 21, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth 
Making health data accessible with a goal of improving healthcare quality and cost

As politicians have continued to debate the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare," some federal health officials have been working to spread the word about another aspect of healthcare reform: the move to give consumers more access to their own healthcare data.

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Dan Emerson
on October 21, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made this week's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship.

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Ryan Amin
on October 18, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation