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August 2014

GET PUMPED! AHA Chicago is running an Innovation Challenge

By |August 6th, 2014|Challenges, Crowds that Care, Crowdsourcing, Events, Funding, Healthcare, Innovator Physicians, Open Innovation, Partnerships, Projects, Showcases, Startups, Stats|

We are very excited to announce that the American Heart Association is running another crowdfunding challenge on MedStartr.  This time it is based in the MidWest and the finals will take place at the American Heart Association's Heart Innovation Forum on November 14th, 2014 in Chicago. We helped the New York Chapter run a similar [...]

A Cure for Adoption Deficiency Syndrome

By |August 2nd, 2014|About MedStartr, Adoption, Challenges, Crowds that Care, Global Health, Healthcare, Innovation, Innovator Physicians, Open Innovation, Partnerships, Pharma, Pilot, Startups|

The medical community has long suffered from a disease we are naming Adoption Deficiency Syndrome, or ADS.  It is characterized by an unwillingness to try new things despite evidence of potential benefit.  This pathology is rooted in an excess of caution, which, like we see in auto-immune diseases, is often a matter of a good [...]

April 2014

Do you know your risk for Heart Disease?

By |April 16th, 2014|Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurship, Projects, Startups|

How many of you have been affected by heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular complications? Do you know someone who has had a heart attack, stroke, or worse – lost their life because of an undetected heart condition? At Cre8MDI we have been affected by heart disease, both personally and through family members’ experiences. Heart [...]

February 2014

Physicians DO Want Patients to Self Manage!

By |February 6th, 2014|Projects, Startups|

Changing behavior has always been tough in healthcare. Whether it’s getting patients to quit smoking, lose weight or manage their diabetes, our healthcare system is driven by physcians and hospitals and not patients, we all know what happens- We get patients who have never been empowered to take control of their own health. Utilizing our [...]

January 2014

Submission Deadline Extended for AHA Challenge

By |January 8th, 2014|Challenges, Projects, Social Media, Startups|

Thank you for the overwhelming positive response to the first ever New York City American Heart Association Open Innovation Challenge! An amazing group of ideas have been crowdsourced on MedStartr already, but a number of you had problems with your submissions due to cancelled flights, work and city closures, and Internet connectivity issues. At MedStartr, we are dedicated to [...]