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November 2014

We Are Titantium

By |November 6th, 2014|Awards and Honors, Press, Projects|

The Atomic number 22 belongs to Titanium, one of the strongest metals, especially when alloyed with steel.  We are proud to share the 22nd spot in the periodic table of Digital Health with Titanium, as we also help make digital health companies stronger.  Thank you Lisa Suennen (aka @VentureValkyrie on Twitter) for including us in [...]

October 2014

Badass Billionaire Addict

By |October 31st, 2014|Challenges, Corporate Innovation, Crowdfunding, Crowds that Care, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Innovation, Open Innovation, Projects, Startups|

While I was walking across Manhattan this morning I was thinking about potential Halloween costumes for tonight and being a former scientist that left a promising career under, let's just say non-ideal, circumstances, Walter White came to mind. He was a character I identified with, not in an amoral Crystal Meth lab maker kind of [...]

September 2014

Eulogy for FairCareMD

By |September 3rd, 2014|Projects|

Not every new idea in healthcare works. FairCareMD.com, our attempt to bring fair pricing to healthcare, has finally gone dark for the last time. After we tried to crowdfund it and failed we knew the end was near. It is telling that it's best traffic days were when it was mentioned as part of the [...]

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 [...]