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[Member Spotlight] Alexandra De Kesel Lofthus

By healthcaremn | Mar 20, 2017

[Member Spotlight] Alexandra De Kesel Lofthus Purpose Manager of Healthcare programs for Second Harvest Heartland, Alexandra De Kesel Lofthus knows the intersection between hunger and health isn’t tangential to improving health outcomes for those in need. It’s at the center. Alexandra’s work begins and ends with an analysis of client needs. Her entrepreneurial team operating…

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[Event Debrief] Improving Healthcare Billing UX

By healthcaremn | Mar 18, 2017

Improving User Experience in Healthcare Billing For health consumers navigating the financial side of care, the only thing more confusing than ‘the bill’ is accurately predicting the expense in the first place. Jeff Harrison, Senior User Experience Consultant for Fathom Consulting, presented the problems with the current billing system and possible solutions at the March…

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2017 Featured Healthcare Innovation Projects in MN

By healthcaremn | Feb 15, 2017

2017 Featured Healthcare Innovation Projects in MN   This year on Monday, February 6th, 300 registered attendees gathered at Worrell Design to hear 25 members of the startup community share their pitches and forecast the direction of Minnesota healthcare entrepreneurship in 2017. You can also watch the video, here. Read Leader Predictions for Healthcare in 2017…

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MN Healthcare Innovation Leaders Share 2017 Predictions + Advice

By healthcaremn | Feb 15, 2017

MN Health Leaders Share 2017 Predictions + Advice   On Monday, February 6th, entrepreneurs, executives and everyone in between gathered at Worrell Design to hear healthcare industry leaders share their predictions driving change in 2017. The series of mini-talks was given before and throughout the startup pitches. Read Our Summary of the 2017 Pitches Zipnosis…

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[Member Spotlight] Cathy Skinner

By healthcaremn | Jan 24, 2017

[Member Spotlight] Cathy Skinner Cathy Skinner, the Founder and CEO of Thrivors, began providing exercise and wellness training for cancer survivors in 2008. As a certified ACSM Cancer Exercise Specialist and author of The Art of Well’s Exercise for Cancer Recovery™, she teaches classes and speaks at support groups and conferences about the value of exercise for…

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Financing Your Company: Six Key Issues from a Lawyer’s Perspective

By healthcaremn | Jan 24, 2017

Financing Your Company: Six Key Issues from a Lawyer’s Perspective By David Peteler Early stage businesses need financing to grow and succeed.  Depending on your stage of development, you may be looking for “friends and family” financing, an Angel round, or a Series A round.  While these different types of investors have their own investment requirements,…

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[Event Debrief] January 2017: Trickle-up Healthcare Innovation

By healthcaremn | Jan 18, 2017

[Event Debrief] January 2017: Trickle-up Healthcare Innovation By Emily Genco   Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes, and necessity certainly isn’t limited to developed nations. On Monday, over 60 members gathered at the Spyder Trap meeting space to hear five expert practitioners share how some of the most meaningful healthcare innovation…

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[Member Spotlight] Conner O’Brien

By healthcaremn | Dec 27, 2016

[Member Spotlight] Conner O’Brien Conner O’Brien is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Inspiration Medical Technology (IMT), which sells professional medical equipment to regular consumers online. He began working at IMT as an intern while attending Minnesota State Mankato, and was hired full time after graduation. Within six months, Conner began to lead sales, marketing, and operations of…

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[Event Debrief] November 2016: Mapping MN Healthcare Innovation

By healthcaremn | Nov 30, 2016

[Event Debrief] November 2016: Mapping MN Healthcare Innovation     Warning: this will be a long one — there’s a lot to debrief 🙂 On November 7th, about 120 healthcare enthusiasts gathered to collectively map out the healthcare innovation ecosystem in Minnesota. We have to admit, this was an experiment. Our events are usually semi-structured…

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