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Introducing the Pitch Day Finalists: Breaking Barriers in Medical Knowledge

Oct 14, 2013, 8:00 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team

Fred Trotter, founder of Not Only Development and co-author of Hacking Healthcare Fred Trotter, founder of Not Only Development and co-author of Hacking Healthcare

What if you could remove the barriers involved in accessing and understanding medical knowledge? Entrepreneur, journalist and author Fred Trotter has a vision for doing just that. He's one of eight finalists we invited to pitch ideas live and in person at the first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day. Trotter was one of three presenters invited to submit a full proposal for potential funding. Read Trotter's 1,000-character proposal below and join the discussion on Twitter at #pioneerpitch.

Trotter is a founder of Not Only Development, a health care technology software and consulting firm, and co-author of Hacking Healthcare. You can follow him on Twitter at @fredtrotter.

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Introducing the Pitch Day Finalists: Creating a Social Epidemic of Safety

Oct 8, 2013, 8:00 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team

MedStar Health

Safety is contagious, says the team at MedStar Health. Their vision calls for leveraging existing social networks within health care to create a social epidemic of safety. They were one of eight finalists invited to pitch us their ideas live and in person at the first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day. MedStar Health was one of the three presenters invited to submit a full proposal for potential funding. Read the team's 1,000-character proposal below, and join the discussion on Twitter at #pioneerpitch.

The MedStar Health team that will be presenting at Pitch Day includes Sarah Henrickson Parker, PhD, Allan Fong, MS, and Raj Ratwani, PhD. You can follow MedStar Health on Twitter at  @Mi2innovation.

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Introducing the Pitch Day Finalists: MD 360

Oct 4, 2013, 9:00 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team

Tara Bishop Tara Bishop, MD, MPH

Tara Bishop, MD, MPH, wants to offer 360-degree reviews of doctors and other healthcare providers that incorporate objective measures of quality as well as peer and patient ratings. She was one of eight finalists we invited to pitch us their ideas live and in person at the first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day. Read Dr. Bishop's 1,000-character proposal below, and join the discussion on Twitter at #pioneerpitch.

Dr. Bishop is a practicing physician as well as the director of quality improvement operations for the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. You can connect with her on Twitter at @tarabishopmd.

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Dr. Sanjeev Arora Presents Project ECHO at TEDx Albuquerque

Oct 3, 2013, 5:00 PM, Posted by Nancy Barrand

Project ECHO is working to improve health care for underserved populations all over the world, and to do it fast,” Dr. Arora said during his TEDx presentation in Albuquerque last month. With more than 2,000 people in the room, Dr. Arora described how the ECHO model began in rural New Mexico and how it is quickly spreading around the globe to help clinicians on the front lines of care learn new skills and do more for more patients. Watch Dr. Arora’s TEDx presentation and hear his vision for the future.

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Seeking DIY Nurses – New MakerNurse Initiative Launches

Sep 25, 2013, 8:00 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team

MakerNurse

At World Maker Faire in NYC this past weekend, MIT’s Little Devices Lab and Pioneer unveiled MakerNurse, a nationwide initiative to find nurses who are fabricating new devices and improvising workarounds to fix problems in the way health care is delivered.

Pioneer’s Lori Melichar and Jose Gomez-Marquez, who is spearheading MakerNurse, discussed the new initiative from Maker Faire’s Innovation Stage.

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