Healthcare & Social Media

/Healthcare & Social Media

June 2013

We need your help to reach 14 million Cancer Survivors

By |June 14th, 2013|Corporate Innovation, Crowdfunding, Crowds that Care, ePatients, Funding, Healthcare, Healthcare & Social Media, Manage Your Campaign, Projects, Use Social Media|

To make the best new apps for cancer care, we want to get feedback and insight from patients and doctors who want to give or get better cancer care. Makes sense right? Ask your customers what ideas and features they like best and you will get a better product. But how do we connect innovators [...]

April 2013

Crowds Cure Terrorism?

By |April 20th, 2013|Crowdfunding, Crowds that Care, ePatients, Healthcare, Healthcare & Social Media|

(Healthfoo was supposed to be this weekend, I believe this is what my Ignite Talk would have covered.) I am perpetually amazed by the power of crowds. In light of how the Boston Marathon Bombing played out, powered by mobile and private videography, reddit crowd-based analysis, and a man checking his backyard - all well [...]

January 2013

Why Are Patients and Social Media Especially Important In Healthcare?

By |January 2nd, 2013|ePatients, Events, Healthcare & Social Media, Innovator Physicians|

(A guest post by Denise Silber & Michael Seres, editing by Komal Garewal & Courtney Berkholtz) Social Media is contributing to the improvement of care in ways that were previously unexplored, by bringing together the numerous and geographically diverse stakeholders involved in healthcare. Social Media is bringing patients with similar issues together for mutual support. [...]

September 2012

The Social Good Summit and How MedStartr is Crowdfunding Philanthropy

By |September 27th, 2012|Crowdfunding, Events, Global Health, Healthcare & Social Media|

This past weekend, two of our founders, Alex & Komal, had the fortune to attend the Social Good Summit co-hosted in NYC, Beijing, Nairobi and Somalia. The agenda was crafted to create ongoing commentaries on how technology has developed new methods of doing good and changing the world. Claire, the Social Innovation Lead at Twitter, [...]

No Slackers Among the Backers

By |September 21st, 2012|Corporate Innovation, Crowdfunding, ePatients, Healthcare & Social Media, Mentors, Top Backers|

You would not believe the incredible folks that back our projects.  It is a veritable Who’s Who in Healthcare Innovation and Patient Advocacy.  There are thousands of you now, but here is the list from Regina Holliday’s Walking Gallery MedStartr Project where she raised $10,948 from 90 Amazing men and women.  We are honored and [...]