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“Minneapolis should be the best place in the country to launch a healthtech startup,” Healthcare.MN founder Peter Kane asserts, acknowledging that, despite our historical strengths in healthcare delivery, medical device, and information technology — we’re not where we should be relative to other national hotspots.

“As entrepreneurs ourselves, we were looking for this sense of community in the digital healthcare space, and it just wasn’t there,” he explains regarding the genesis of the meetup group formed earlier this year for Minnesota’s many practicing and aspiring  entrepreneurs.

“Healthtech is a different than others, with its own market dynamics and unique challenges, something which we have experienced firsthand.”

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In today’s busy health care environment, patients want more time from clinicians who have less of it.

John Brownlee, CEO of Minneapolis med-tech startup, aims to tackle this problem, improving health care efficiency and patient engagement through videos made by the caregivers.

“If we can take all the expertise and knowledge inside the heads of clinicians and put them in videos, we can make that clinical encounter more efficient for the patient and provider,” Brownlee said. provides doctors and clinicians with the tools to make short, single-topic videos called “vidscriptions.” The company sends each client a $400 video …

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