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Definition: Access

The term "access" can have a variety of definitions for healthcare entrepreneurs, depending on the phase of their company's development.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on May 21, 2014
Category:  Growth 
Getting Access: a new eBook from eMed

Access to hospitals, patients, and insurers is one of the greatest challenges for healthcare entrepreneurs. To help early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs in this struggle for access, eMed has developed a new eBook on the topic.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on March 18, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Healthcare entrepreneurs' role in improving healthcare access and value

While the healthcare reform debate continues, fueled by the recent delay of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision requiring companies with more than 50 employees to extend health insurance to their full-time staff, the government can help improve access, value and quality of healthcare by encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation that can lead to lowering costs while improving medical technologies and services, according to Jonathan Ortmans' policy forum blog.

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Ryan Amin
on August 7, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Growth  Execution  Creation 
Dominique's Desk: Access for entrepreneurs

Access is especially tough for digital health entrepreneurs who are developing solutions for patients, physicians, and hospital networks.

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Dominique Pahud
on June 26, 2013
Category:  Execution 
Reducing Costs and Accelerating Innovation in Biotech Startups

Operating a biotech startup has presented increased difficulty and risk to entrepreneurs over the past decade. The costs of development for biotech startups have grown so much as to become a barrier to entry. Up-front capital costs for equipment now range from $200,000 for a scanning electron microscope to $740,000 for an Illumina next-generation sequencing platform (Wall Street Journal, 2012). It is in turn quite cost-prohibitive to establish in-house research platforms on basic startup funding.

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Elizabeth Iorns, PhD
on June 20, 2013
Category:  Creation 
New eMed white paper: Access

eMed has published the second in a series of white papers focused on issues key to life science and digital health entrepreneurs. The new white paper, Access, offers a crash course on access to potential customers, access to networks, access to capital, and access to care settings.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 18, 2013
Category:  Execution 
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