American Sentinel University, SoPE Co-host Digital Health Entrepreneurship Seminar on July 18

AURORA, Colo. – May 28, 2014 – American Sentinel University today announced a partnership with the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) that will enable industry experts to take part in a one-day comprehensive digital health entrepreneurship seminar.  

Introduction to Digital Health Entrepreneurshipis designed to educate participants about the challenges and opportunities confronting potential digital health stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, investors, end users, service providers and other digital health innovation participants.

The seminar will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT at American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colo.

“As a health care focused organization, we are pleased to partner with Dr. Meyers and SoPE to offer this seminar about digital health entrepreneurship. Dr. Meyers, SoPE and many other health care organizations and societies throughout the state are working together to make Colorado a leader in the digital health care environment,” says Chris Wolfe, director, program management at American Sentinel University.  “We are proud to support Dr. Meyers and SoPE in the quest to develop highly educated, digital health entrepreneurs, practitioners and professionals that benefit our community in this mission.”

Digital health entrepreneurs are poised to improve the lives of millions of people. The seminar is essential for those in the health care industry who are eager to incorporate technology advances into patient care, to increase efficiency and effectiveness of care.

Register for Digital Health Entrepreneurship Seminar
Join Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA, president and CEO of SoPE, and his team of hand–picked experts as they discuss what digital health entrepreneurs need to know to successfully develop and implement health products and services.

Register for the one-day seminar, Introduction to Digital Health Entrepreneurshipat Registration is $199 for SoPE members and $250 for non-members. Registrants can attend the event live at the American Sentinel campus or take part via live video stream.  Classroom seating is limited.  Registrants will have access to the video for an additional three months following the event.

“Digital health entrepreneurs are no different than most other entrepreneurs and must overcome unique barriers working in a unique environment,” says Dr. Meyers. “Although just seven percent of the population actively takes part in e-commerce today, the outlook for digital health looks promising as e-care is projected to supplement face-to-face health care over the next 10 years. Now is a great time for digital health entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into products and services.”

After attending this one-day seminar, attendees will gain a better understanding about:

-The definition of digital health entrepreneurship

-How innovation is different from improvement

-How an idea is different from an invention or an innovation and the basic goals of entrepreneurs

-How to identify the barriers to adoption and penetration of digital health products and services

-The changing legal and regulatory environment surrounding digital health research, development and commercialization

-How to identify potential issues concerning software and hardware intellectual property

-How to construct a business model canvas and develop a plan to validate it

-Create a fundraising plan for early stage digital health venture

-Decide next steps and whether to process with developing or commercializing a digital health idea

About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited associate, bachelor's and master's online degree programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors, including information technology, computer science, GIS masters programs, online GIS certificates, computer information systems and business intelligence degrees. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

About SoPE
The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) is a global biomedical and healthcare innovation network. Founded by three physicians in early 2011, SoPE is a non-profit member organization with a separate supporting tax exempt Foundation. Membership is open to both medical professionals and other stakeholders in healthcare at ($50/yr).

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