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Pulmonary health perspectives in the COVID-19 era: Focus areas for PF innovation

August 27, 2020

On August 18, MATTER, Three Lakes Foundation (TLF) and Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) brought together stakeholders throughout the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community to discuss challenges in pulmonary health and opportunities to improve PF awareness, diagnosis and care.

PF affects more than three million people globally but remains a disease state with largely unmet need. Part of a family …

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How to make your healthcare innovation challenge application stand out: An interview with patientMpower

August 14, 2020

For startups, winning a healthcare innovation challenge or pitch competition can be the boost they need to grow their business. However, hundreds of startups apply to the same challenges each year — and often, businesses with great solutions fail to even make it to the final round of the challenge they applied for. So how do you make sure your application and pitch don’t get lost in the noise? …

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Workplace Culture Meets COVID-19: Lessons from cross-industry leaders

August 12, 2020

This article originally appeared on cprcovid-19.com.

Authors: Betsy Ziegler, Steven Collens and Haven Allen

Before COVID, ~4M Americans worked remotely, with only a few organizations (e.g., GitHub, Basecamp) being “remote first”. Most organizations had a culture of physically proximate, in real life interaction — the magic that happens when everyone is in the office — and treated work from ho…

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Serial entrepreneur and radiologist Khan Siddiqui shares his journey and keys to innovative thinking at Tales from the Trenches

July 16, 2020

Once a curious kid in a small town in Pakistan, now a leader at the forefront of healthcare innovation, Khan Siddiqui lives by the notion that if you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.

Having spent his career solving some of healthcare’s biggest challenges, Khan always starts with the problem, not the solution. With this mindset, he went on to create several successful health tech …

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Returning to the workplace safely: Lessons from cross-industry leaders

July 2, 2020

This article originally appeared on cprcovid-19.com.

Authors: Betsy Ziegler, Steven Collens and Haven Allen

As Chicago entered Phase 3 on June 3rd, many businesses started to resume on-site operations, joining those considered essential who have operated at partial- to-full-capacity over the course of the pandemic. Work environments vary widely — both internally (e.g., plant operations and of…

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