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Definition: Patient engagement

Patient engagement refers to a series of activities that empower a patient, caregiver, and healthcare provider in the ongoing coordination and management of his medical care.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 18, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
If entrepreneurship is a lock and key, start with the lock

There are two ways to start a company. Entrepreneurs must begin with either the lock or the key.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 17, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is emotionally-healthy technology?

Emotionally-healthy technology refers to technology that interacts with a user in a way that can improve emotional wellbeing.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 16, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Beta test

A beta test is considered the final stage of testing prior to the commercial release of a product or service.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 11, 2014
Category:  Execution 
Why healthcare entrepreneurs should embrace the iterative

In the early days of the patient safety and healthcare improvement company Qualaris, the startup's team installed wireless tracking sensors in hospitals to help healthcare providers improve compliance with best practices. But Qualaris wasn't a hardware company for long.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 10, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
What is translational medicine?

Translational medicine is a field that focuses on "translating" medical research into health tools and solutions for patients.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 09, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Why we need entrepreneurship + translational medicine

The number of physicians who receive training in translational medicine is few, and even fewer are those who take this skill set into the market to develop new technologies based off this understanding.

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Matthew T. Keener, MD
on June 06, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Meet eMed Guest Editor Matt Keener

Meet Matt Keener, eMed's editor for the next five weeks.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 05, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Definition: Premarket Approval (PMA) and 510(k)

Premarket Approval (PMA) is a process of regulatory review to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of certain medical devices. By contrast, a 510(k), also known as premarket notification, is a submission to the FDA that a product is safe and effective by comparing it to at least one similar device already on the market.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 04, 2014
Category:  Execution 
How a diverse team leads to better access

Access -- to providers, patients, payers, or anyone who can make a healthcare startup successful -- is a sticking point for many early-stage entrepreneurs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 03, 2014
Category:  Creation  Execution