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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.

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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.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on October 14, 2013
Category:  Creation 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship

See who made this week's list for who to follow..

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on October 11, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution  Ideation  Growth 
Winning startups tackle medication compliance, precision medicine, care coordination

At the recent 2013 StrataRx conference on big data in healthcare, three innovative companies were chosen winners in the annual Startup Showcase competition. They were chosen from 12 finalists who had previously been selected in a nationwide competition of big data healthcare companies.

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Posted by: Dan Emerson
on October 10, 2013
Getting payer insights for reimbursement strategy

Scott Howell, head of patient access at Genentech, led a panel at a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation on the topic of reimbursement strategies. Howell directed the panel, consisting of Christine Bunt, Danielle Zurovcik, Steve Rosenberg and Sean Duffy, on the sub-topic of payer insights.

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on October 10, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Execution 
New eMed research report: H@cking Medicine

H@cking Medicine brings together entrepreneurs, engineers, clinicians, scientists and designers with the motivation to launch disruptive healthcare startups.

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on October 9, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Creation 
Technology infrastructure a lifeline in healthcare

Technology infrastructure got some respect during a panel discussion at Health 2.0, "The Changing Infrastructure Behind Health 2.0 Companies."

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Posted by: Mari Edlin
on October 9, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
Priceline co-founder says relax and imagine to implant innovation in healthcare

"We're doing fine" are the three most dangerous words in business, according to entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman.

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Posted by: MedCityNews .com
on October 9, 2013
Category:  Ideation 
Is an accelerator the right path for you?

Accelerator programs can provide many perks to entrepreneurs. Two of the biggest rewards from an accelerator are networking and mentorship. However, not all startups choose to take the accelerator path. Elli Kaplan, co-founder and CEO of Neurotrack, feels her experience with Rock Health played a significant role.

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Posted by: Ryan Amin
on October 8, 2013
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
Big data holds promise, but won't cure all healthcare ills

Can big data provide the cure for what ails the U.S. healthcare system? While some might consider data analytics a panacea to help achieve a more effective, efficient healthcare system, there are plenty of challenges to overcome, according to participants in a panel on "Fact or Fiction: Healthcare Big Data," at the recent 2013 StrataRx conference in Boston.

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Posted by: Dan Emerson
on October 7, 2013