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Mile$tone, 3rd place winner of 2018 Hackathon

Our team Mile$tone, concept is a conditional cash transfer system for recovering drug addicts. Patients who overdose on opioids cost health systems between $50,000 and $90,000 to stabilize and discharge. Mile$tone helps those who want to recover by rewarding cash transfers for completing small task like clean urine samples, or consecutive doctor visits. Our software...

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NarcanRN , 1st place winner of 2018 Hackathon

Narcan is a rescue drug used to treat overdose victims, but over 100 overdose deaths occur each day, ,which demontrates that Narcan is not getting to Overdose Victims quicly enough. NarcanRN will get Narcan into the hands of nurses across the US, who are trusted, trained professionals that can respond quickly to overdoses in their...

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SafeCap, 2nd place winner of 2018 Hackathon

The Opioid Crisis is an American epidemic. Together, the SafeCap team came together to solve the gateway to opioid addiction starting in medicine cabinets at home. 1 in 8 high school students abusing prescription drugs say it is from their parents’ “medicine cabinet”. Team members Stephen Alt, Jack Cardin, Nicoleta de Deugd, Anthony Dominianni, Biman...

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Northeastern Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Blog Post

Northeastern Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Blog Post Emily Lindemer, PhD, Co-Founder of Hey,Charlie April 30, 2018   One of the most important parts of designing a new technology is understanding your end-user. While this may be intuitive, it’s easier said than done. Many start-ups fall into the trap of designing a product for a user...

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Importance of Innovation in Healthcare and the Relevance of NIE’s 2018 Hackathon

Objectively observing the state of the American healthcare system, especially in comparison with other first world nations, it becomes clear that our healthcare system needs change and innovation. For example, NPR and ProPublica discovered after a six-month long investigation, that the US has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the developed world. Furthermore, they...

Supporting Sustainable High Quality Anesthesia Education and Care In Liberia
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Supporting Sustainable High Quality Anesthesia Education and Care In Liberia

“Being here is so inspiring. We are exposed to so much. We are learning how we can better plan and organize our teaching, and how to achieve more positive outcomes with our students.”- Mr. Wilmot Fassah RNA BS Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, Phebe, Liberia. In 2016 the NEU School of Nursing joined an academic/clinical partnership that...

A Nurse is a Nurse – How I Took My Nursing from the Bedside to Beyond
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A Nurse is a Nurse – How I Took My Nursing from the Bedside to Beyond

Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN, CIPP, is an experienced nurse and nurse entrepreneur. Debbie participated in our recent Nurse Leadership & Entrepreneurship Certificate Program and was kind enough to submit this lovely blog outlining her own personal entrepreneurial journey. “Hello, my name is Debbie and I will be taking care of you today.” I have said...

Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship at a Glance
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Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship at a Glance

Nurses in the News Every time a nurse graces the papers is a huge landmark for this initiative. Every story plots the trajectory toward bigger, better things for nurses across all facets of healthcare. Multibrief: First Nurse Hackathon Provides Opportunity for Innovation Boston Globe: Nurses Using their Experience to Develop Products Globe Newswire: Exergen Supports Nurse...

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