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.
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.
Amy Pollard is a candidate for the MA in Communication and International Relations at Boston University. Her interest in health care began with her first trip to Tanzania, where she volunteered at a medical dispensary in a rural village and saw firsthand how access to health care impacts patients. She’s excited to learn about health care technology in Boston. She’s originally from Seattle and holds a B.A. in English from Saint Martin’s University. When she’s not writing, she’s probably drinking coffee, making tacos or watching Parks and Rec. Follow her @amyannexu.
Bryce Fricklas is a journalist from Boulder, Colorado. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal (2013 – 2015) and Guinea (2016), where he focused on community health. His interests include culture, music, nature conservancy, and public health. He is an MA candidate in international relations and international communication at Boston University.