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10 predictions for the healthcare industry in 2014

Based on healthcare industry predictions made last year by leaders and analysts, this year should have brought a re-evaluation of meaningful use (yep), a quantified self movement that would move mainstream (ehhh), more M&A activity in the industry (definitely), and the emergence of interoperability as a competitive benchmark for providers (not quite yet?).

on December 16, 2013
Category:  Growth  Ideation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made this week's list.

on December 13, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation  Execution  Growth 
Understanding the FDA perspective

Paul Yock of Stanford's Biodesign and Jay Watkins of De Novo Ventures led a discussion with Marie Johnson, Darin Buxbaum, Brian Fahey and Peggy McLaughlin on the topic of clinical and regulatory strategy at a recent Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation (0:25:21-0:33:52).

on December 12, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation 
4 things startups should judge VC firms on

Last month we looked at what turns investors off of biotech startups. But what about venture capital firms? When it comes to healthcare investing, what signs should alert startups, or for that matter the members of a VC firm, that the firm is stuck in a time warp?

on December 11, 2013
Category:  Creation 
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.

on December 10, 2013
Category:  Creation 
4 critical tech transfer solutions

Steve Blank has faced the challenge of healthcare startups and found a solution. First he taught the Lean LaunchPad class to the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps for two and a half years. As he has immersed himself in healthcare and its challenges, he has pinpointed the problem with most tech transfer offices.

on December 9, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made this week's list

on December 6, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth  Ideation  Execution 
Build a healthy company

Kim Popovits, CEO of Genomic Health Inc., gave the keynote speech at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation. Popovits closed her speech by stressing the importance of having a company that is "healthy" (34:56-40:22).

on December 5, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
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.

on December 4, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
A patient's user experience is a driver for mobile apps

There are a great number of healthcare apps available to different players in healthcare. When it comes to the patient market for healthcare apps, a quality experience and a way for patients to be involved are the key.

on December 3, 2013
Category:  Ideation