Boston has long been known as a medical mecca of scientific discovery. Boston’s healthcare professionals and administrators adopt practices from other high-risk and service industries. The ‘big data’ movement is thriving, fundamentally changing our healthcare delivery systems. Digital health investments are higher than ever before, medical hackathons and un-conferences occur every weekend and both redesign and innovation promise to change medicine as we know it.
It’s all happening right here, right now.
But many of us don’t know it. Despite Boston’s innovative energy and solid medical infrastructure, many medical providers and health care entrepreneurs remain in the dark about the opportunities, events and work happening in and around the city of Boston – and across the country.
That’s where we come in.
At Medtech Boston, we highlight exciting medical innovation work. We aim to start discussion about the most controversial new healthcare offerings, igniting a new reputation for Boston as a city with first-class medical research and patient care, but also as a city full of passionate people using new technology to think big thoughts about medicine’s most pressing problems.
Dr. Joe founded MedTech Boston in 2013 as a place to bring together the medical and health innovation and technology ecosystem in Boston and around the country. Under her leadership, MedTech Boston has grown into a robust news site. She helps manage and edit the site, and still finds time to write stories for MedTech Boston’s growing audience.
As co-founder of MedTech Boston, Mr. Ryan brings his expertise from the world of U.S.-based telecommunications and enterprise technology startups. He is also one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures, helping startups from the U.S. quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets.
Abby Ballou is the managing editor of MedTech Boston. She has a B.A. and M.Phil in English literature from NYU and the CUNY Graduate Center, respectively. When she isn’t writing and editing for MedTech Boston, Abby enjoys reading, rock climbing, and watching classic movies.
Chris is a recent graduate of Emory University with a B.A. degree in Economics. While in school, he had studied abroad twice, in London and in Prague. At his spare time, Chris enjoys watching movies, traveling, and snowboarding.
Julia is a 2015 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she studied Psychology and Linguistics. Outside her work at MedTech Boston, she can be found playing ice hockey, cooking, and exploring the DC Metro area. Find her on Twitter @jkitsjulia
Pamela Bump is a candidate for the Master of Science in Media Ventures at Boston University. After receiving a B.A. for a dual major in Journalism and Communication Studies from Keene State College in 2014, she became the Web Editor and Social Media Expert at Taste for Life Magazine, an alternative health publication. She then served as Copy Editor at The Keene Sentinel, a daily newspaper in Keene, N.H. While editing daily city news and designing pages for print, she also managed, edited, and contributed to a weekly health section.
As a Media Ventures student with a passion for health journalism, Pamela hopes to use her time at MedTech to expand storytelling skills, while learning about leadership and innovation in the media-startup industry.
Sarah Schroeder is a Masters of Public Health candidate at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Austin, TX. She is studying health promotion and behavioral sciences, with a concentration in health disparities. Sarah recently completed her practicum with the Texas Tribune, where she helped curate and develop stories for an online health newsletter. She is interested in using journalism and storytelling to highlight important health issues and empower readers to create a healthier world for themselves and others. As an editorial intern with MedTech Boston, she looks forward to learning more about medical technology, while further developing her skills as a health journalist.
When not reading, writing, and learning about all things health-related, Sarah enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, and sewing garments.
Olivia is excited for her spring 2017 internship with MedTech Boston. She hails from Vero Beach, Florida and is pursuing a B.S. in Health: Science, Society, and Policy at Brandeis University and a minor in journalism. When she graduates in May 2018, Olivia hopes to attend dental school and come back to the Northeast to practice. When she isn’t writing for MedTech Boston, she enjoys leading tours for the Brandeis Office of Admissions, working as a Massachusetts and nationally certified EMT with Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps, and previously wrote a weekly publication for Brandeis’ chapter of The Odyssey
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