Hacking Health: Bottom-up Innovation for Healthcare

@article{Chowdhury2012HackingHB,
  title={Hacking Health: Bottom-up Innovation for Healthcare},
  author={Jeeshan Chowdhury},
  journal={Technology Innovation Management Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={2},
  pages={31-35}
}
  • Jeeshan Chowdhury
  • Published 11 July 2012
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Technology Innovation Management Review
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