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Samsung Acquires SmartThings Startup

A great story of a successful startup, SmartThings is being acquired by Samsung.  Producing products that connect the home, SmartThings has a foothold in the elder care area. Specifically “Keep an eye on those you love from wherever you are” . The internet of things (IOT) is the next big thing.

SmartThings started as a Kickstarter campaign in 2012, then obtained $12.5million in funding in November 2013. Now with the development of a smart lineup of connected consumer devices to smart phones, they hit the payday with a price tag of about $200 million, according to...
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8 Tips for “Second Career” Healthcare Entrepreneurs

So you’re thinking about becoming an entrepreneur after a career in healthcare, but don’t know quite where to begin?  Here are the first 4 of 8 solid tips to get you on your way – but first, a bit of context-setting… You’re not alone!  According to a survey done by and Millennial Branding, 45%…

City Helps Startups

Santa Ana CA, through the Rancho Santiago College district appears to have the answers. Under the roof of the 28,000 square foot ultra contemporary facility beats the energy of fresh ideas, business strategies, and young minds developing business solutions through innovative digital technology. Meet the ....
Congress Addresses Medical Device Innovation 

As a preliminary to the US Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, the House Committee Chariman, Fred Upton (R) Michigan and Congresswoman Diana DiGette (D) Colorado announced the committee’s healthcare innovation strategies.

With a goal of America as the “healthcare innovation capitol of the world,” the committee is focused on the federal drug and device...
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Five Medical Innovations of 2014

The Wall Street Journal predicted five medical Innovations that would be on our radar screen in 2014.  Watch the 3 minute 32 second video to see what it looks like now as the second half of 2014 is unfolding. Last December (2013), WSJ Informed Patient columnist Laura Landro joined Lunch Break with five innovations in […]
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"Should I hire direct W2 sales representatives or tap into a network of 1099 agents and their relationships?”  
The positives and negatives are pretty clear and still opinions are strong...


Connected Health Summit

September 4 and 5
San Diego

The Connected Health Summit, a two-day executive conference held September 4-5, 2014, at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, features Parks Associates’ in-depth consumer research as well as industry perspectives on the impact of connected devices, mobile health services, and new health reforms on service providers, connected device manufacturers, payors, and institutions in the digital health markets.

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While the Innov8Med digital platform is new and is in it's early stage, our team has some impressive backgrounds. Our combined experience includes:
  • Healthcare industry: 63 years
  • Medical devices: 49 years
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  • Business strategy: 40 years
  • Marketing: 50 years
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship: 28 years
  • Executive Leadership Coaching: 15 years
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