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Colorado cannabis company shows high interest in Wilmington

Colorado was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. One company from that state partnered with tekMountain to present it in the Cape Fear. TekMountain is a company… Read more »

Boston Children’s emerges as digital health innovator and accelerator

As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the country, Boston Children’s Hospital has gained a reputation as a nationally ranked healthcare organization. But, it’s in the area of… Read more »

The Challenging Perception Of Startup Culture

Influenced by popular media, millennials are drawn to younger organizations by what they imagine to be “great culture” with free sushi and beanbags. Interestingly, the perception of what startup culture… Read more »

The Seismic Shakeup in Healthcare Marketing: Are You Ready?

Due to liability and risk concerns, marketers in healthcare and life sciences have been largely sheltered from many of the trends shaking other industries to the core. However, this extra… Read more »

Southern Tech Biotech program first to pilot BACE test in Oklahoma

A test making its way across the nation has found its way to Ardmore. Biotechnology students at Southern Tech took the Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam—an industry-reconginzed exam that is designed… Read more »

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How do connected care technologies play a role in healthcare?

As technology progresses, so too do individuals’ views of how it can be used in healthcare. Philips’ recently released Future Health Index takes a closer look. The results come from interviews with… Read more »

50 Marketing Tools to Help Your Business Crush the Competition

With the right tools in place, marketers can move ahead of the competition with minimal effort. Knowledge is power in today’s marketing efforts. It is crucial that businesses have the latest… Read more »

Emerging medtech markets ready for global stage

A new report released by management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has highlighted that medical technology is expected to break out of the emerging markets and onto the global… Read more »

Why medical startups should not focus on patients

My point is simple: to deliver a better outcome for a patient, your product or service needs to be focused on the entity that is using it, not on who… Read more »

Chris Heivly of The Startup Factory on Being an Underdog

Chris Heivly, also known as the “Chief Pot-Stirrer” in Raleigh Durham, North Carolina, is the Managing Partner at The Startup Factory, a serial entrepreneur, and the cofounder of MapQuest. He’s… Read more »

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5 Sales Trends That Could Benefit Your Small Business

Running a small business requires a substantial amount of multitasking. One of the important tasks of running a small business is identifying key sales trends to increase revenue and benefit… Read more »

US Military Taps into Innovations in Startup Tech World

“We like to work with the government because we think we can help the government save money, bring a capability that doesn’t exist, and through that hopefully save some lives,”… Read more »

Why hospitals are so vulnerable to ransomware attacks

The WannaCry ransomware that targeted around 300,000 machines in 150 countries first came on the public radar when 48 U.K. medical facilities were infected by the virus. Though the impact… Read more »

Durham startup iScribes aims to make health care human again

​Jared Pelo, founder and CEO of Durham-based iScribes is working to make health care human again. iScribes is a technology enabled medical service that frees physicians’ hands from computers and tablets… Read more »

Health IT startups to watch in 2017: A running list

From companies created to work in best in today’s new value-based healthcare system to precision medicine, data analytics and interoperability, you can count on a healthcare IT landscape that is… Read more »

What the current US venture industry looks like in 24 charts

The US venture market was a bit unsettled heading into 2017. Dealmaking last year was a bit frosty compared to 2014 and 2015, when capital seemed easy to come by…. Read more »

Healthy fundraising geared toward US mid-market sets stage for competition

Pegged as a potentially more fruitful arena for attractive valuations, the US middle market hasn’t been overwhelmed with much new PE fundraising over the past several years.   Source: PitchBook

Johns Hopkins seeding startups to keep health tech companies in Baltimore

Tired of seeing most of the $1 billion-plus it raised for startup funding leave the state, Johns Hopkins University has opened a new state-of-the-art technology incubation hub, part of a… Read more »

Ten ways HR tech leaders can make the most of artificial intelligence

Adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) is on the increase, but its critics are still fearful that the technology could replace human workers and even do much of the work of HR. Ji-A… Read more »

How Nurses Should Be Using Social Media

Should nurses use social media differently than others? With breaches of patient confidentiality or privacy being a concern, the answer may be yes. However, this doesn’t mean they should be… Read more »

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Years after crashing on Travis Kalanick’s couch, this founder has raised $18M for his startup, Mashape

Ever since Augusto crashed on Uber’s CEO’s couch, his own startup has seen nothing but success. Learn about this founder’s once in a lifetime opportunity and how it propelled the… Read more »

Has HR Technology Been Changing? Do You Think?

In the last five years alone, HR technology has moved from one era to another. The cloud, social applications in the enterprise, analytics and mobile are changing its course for… Read more »

How To Build A Thriving HealthTech Company With Shradha Agarwal

In 2006, Shradha Agarwal helped co-found Outcome Health, the trailblazer in the business of leveraging technology to streamline medical and healthcare solutions, making life easier for doctors and patients alike…. Read more »

The Effects of Fatigue and Sleepiness on Nurse Performance and Patient Safety

In an age where lack of sleep is so common, tips including chronic naps are highly recommended to help alleviate fatigue and sleepiness. But honorable nurses are giving up their… Read more »

Study of medication adherence with AI-supported selfies highlights potential for clinical trials

Most people have an issue staying on track with taking their medication. Well of course, technology is here to save the day again. A recent study showed that AiCure’s medication… Read more »

A look at the evolution of the user interface in healthcare

As time moves forward, so does the increase in innovation of user experience software. As this software grows, so does the need to integrate a capable user interface into different… Read more »

Healthcare urgently needs a Copernican Revolution

Just like the start of the scientific revolution in 1543 A.D., the healthcare industry is experiencing it’s own paradigm shift, in which the industry’s models are no longer focusing on provider… Read more »

Health Information Exchanges Improve Quality, Efficiency in the ED

A recent study shows that hospitals that take advantage of data exchange to reduce costs and improve quality of care achieve just that. This study was the first in its… Read more »

Number of compromised healthcare records drops 88 percent in 2016

Which industry do you think experienced the most cyberattacks in 2016? If you guessed healthcare, think again. In 2015, the healthcare industry was at the top of the list of… Read more »

Stanford Hospital Uses Telemedicine: Steps to the Future of Hospitals

The technology behind it is not a real innovation, it was already introduced on the island of Hawaii in 2008, but it’s good to see such a prestigious hospital joining… Read more »

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