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August 2014

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 [...]

November 2013

Icarus, Daedalus, or Somewhere in Between

By |November 26th, 2013|Challenges, Funding, Innovator Physicians, MedFundr|

Icarus and Daedalus by Charles Paul Landon, 1799 I have long noted the difference between technically adept Fathers and Sons. We seem to alternate generations between scientists and engineers, and I believe this denotes more of a difference in risk taking behavior rather than aptitude. The story of Icarus and Daedalus exemplifies this [...]

August 2013

We Have a Winner!

By |August 9th, 2013|Challenges, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Innovator Physicians, Open Innovation|

Originally published by Adam Wong / Management and Program Analyst, ONC on HealthIT.gov Drum roll please! The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the National Cancer Institute congratulates Dr. Michelle Longmire and the Medable.com  team for winning the Crowds Care for Cancer Challenge with their submission Together. The challenge asked app developers to create new tools to help survivors manage their [...]

November 2012

Where The “Crazies” Are

By |November 16th, 2012|Entrepreneurship, ePatients, Funding, Projects, Startups|

(A guest post by Pat Mastors & edited by Jessica Mastors & Komal Garewal) Entrepreneurs in general are known to share five “C” traits: Commitment, Confidence, Creativity, Courage and Collaboration. But in medical entrepreneurship, the other “C” is for “Crazy”. There are so many disconnects, agendas, and bureaucracies in health care, you’d have to be [...]

October 2012

MedStartr Showcases: Million Mothers and More

By |October 21st, 2012|Crowdfunding, Global Health, Million Mothers, Projects, Showcases, Startups|

In October we ran our first Showcase.  It went well and we will be doing this periodically.  If you want to enable or sponsor a showcase, please contact us at 530.MEDSTARtr. What is a MedStartr Showcase all about? MedStartr Showcases highlight projects that interest broad audiences in a specific area.  Our first launched just a [...]