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Why This Healthcare Accelerator Has The Best Name

genericThe Philadelphia-based Digital Health Accelerator run by theUniversity City Science Center is winding up it last couple of months. I took the opportunity to check in with Aron Starosta, who set up and managed the program with Chris Laing with the guidance of a nine-member board. As part of our talk, he shared how he came up with the generic sounding name of the unconventional program. “That was a joke to prove how meaningless the term ‘digital health’ is,” Starosta said. He pointed to the diversity of the companies it enrolled that spans not just health IT companies like predictive analytics business Pulse Infoframe and telemedicine startup Curbside Care. It also includes life science entrepreneurs. Medical device business UE Lifesciences, which developed breast cancer screening tools also participated in the Science Center’s QED Proof of Concept program. Click here to read more.

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