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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 
A better way to design and test business models

Getting healthcare innovation ideas off the ground is not easy in this mostly conservative industry. Having a proper business model can help startups to keep pushing forward and being more efficient with their time and effort. The video series called "From Idea to Business" offers strategies, things to avoid and step-by-step examples for entrepreneurs throughout the series.

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Ryan Amin
on October 21, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
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 
The first step to get funded

A Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation provided advice on funding strategies for diagnostic startups (0:42:17-0:48:05). Diana Kander of Kander Rigby led a panel with Una Ryan, Tito Serafini, Risa Stack, Zen Chu and Jill Carroll.

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Ryan Amin
on October 17, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Mayo Clinic collaboration with OptumHealth to spin off new technologies

For those hoping to use data analytics as a tool to help improve the U.S. healthcare system, patient records represent a potential gold mine of information to identify the most effective and cost-efficient practices to diagnose and treat specific conditions.

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Dan Emerson
on October 16, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation  Execution  Growth 
Want to make a life sciences startup viable? Follow this series on LinkedIn

If you are a proud new life sciences startup owner, founder, employee or, hey, even that guy tinkering with an idea in his basement, you need to be reading Steve Blank's "Reinventing Life Science Startups" series on LinkedIn.

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MedCityNews .com
on October 16, 2013
Category:  Creation 
New Kauffman site offers expert resources for entrepreneurs

The Kauffman Foundation has recently launched a new site called the Founders School. Healthcare entrepreneurs can use this site to discover new resources for common entrepreneurial problems.

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Ryan Amin
on October 16, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Growth  Ideation 
Can you trust a stranger with your startup success?

Anthony Stedillie, Founder of CompassMD, ran into many obstacles during his entrepreneurial journey to create an online system that actively matches cancer patients with the right doctors for their individual needs. One of Stedillie's biggest obstacles came at the start of CompassMD when deciding on a founding team.

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Ryan Amin
on October 15, 2013
Category:  Creation