RSS Feed Link

eMed Blog

Harnessing the power of social media for social good in healthcare

In the final day of Healthcare's Grand Hackfest: Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend, teams prepared the final push for their ideas developed over the course of a few days at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

[More]
Posted by: Nicola Parry
on March 20, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Development partners offer value through experience

Partnerships in innovation development phases can offer a wide range of benefits in the healthcare industry where experience can simplify complex processes.

[More]
Posted by: Ryan Amin
on December 10, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Record year for venture funding of health IT companies

With only three quarters completed, 2013 has already been a record year for venture funding in digital health, according to San Francisco-based health IT incubator Rock Health, which has been tracking deals in the space since 2011.

[More]
Posted by: Dan Emerson
on October 14, 2013
Category:  Creation 
DARPA's director of small business programs shares funding tips

The Department of Health and Human Services isn’t the only federal agency interested in funding medical research. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Defense's primary innovation engine that's responsible for developing new technologies for use by the military, also frequently undertakes project in biology, medicine and neuroscience.

[More]
Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on October 14, 2013
Category:  Creation 
"Unmentionables" session at Health 2.0 addresses vulnerability

The "Unmentionables" session at Health 2.0 seems to be almost an anomaly among the predictably young group of entrepreneurial attendees, but apparently there are some topics that are not discussed in healthcare, from divorce, work stress and alcoholism to sex and suicide.

[More]
Posted by: Mari Edlin
on October 4, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
Featured apps at Health 2.0 focus on reducing stress, monitoring heart rate

Healthcare conferences seem to have a monopoly on exercise and wellness, but that's not always the case at Health 2.0. Fitbits and contenders were nowhere in sight at the session on "Tracking and Monitoring Wellness."

[More]
Posted by: Mari Edlin
on October 2, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth 
Why pay attention to animal health

I am often asked about collaborations across disciplines and whether these result in real economic impact. I was recently reminded of not only how powerful this work can be but that it takes time to bloom.

[More]
Posted by: Lesa Mitchell
on September 25, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
New eMed white paper: business model canvas

Getting on the right path from the beginning is a key to an entrepreneur's success.

[More]
Posted by: Ryan Amin
on September 23, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
Top San Diego entrepreneur weighs in on future of healthcare

Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs believes cell phones and telecommunications will play a major role in the future of healthcare. The most successful entrepreneur out of San Diego, he recently explained his thoughts on the future of healthcare during an interview with ID8 Nation.

[More]
Posted by: Ryan Amin
on August 21, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
Entrepreneurs explain what medical device startups should avoid

A lively conversation has ensued over at the Medical Devices LinkedIn group in response to a member who posed the question: What are the three mistakes startups make that could act as advice for the industry moving forward?

[More]
Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on August 19, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution