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Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends

Dr. John MacDonald

John MacDonaldMacDonald is a physician, entrepreneur, and an MBA student at the Sloan School of Management. He also teaches the Engineering Health class at the Media Lab and is developing a health innovation pipeline for low cost diagnostics projects within Camera Culture.

Disappointments of 2014: “Apple’s Watch didn’t really add much in the way of health tracking the way we hoped. I’m expecting the second or third version to be a little more fully featured.”

Trends to watch in 2015: “I believe 2015 will be the year that all our dispersed medical and wearable data starts to find a home on our phones, thanks to Apple’s Health app and Google’s Fit app. We might even see one or two examples of clinicians and hospital groups interacting with this data in a meaningful way for the first time. Wearables might start to have real clinical impact.”

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Jenni Whalen

Jenni Whalen

    Jenni Whalen is the Executive Assistant of Editorial at Upworthy. She was previously MedTech Boston's Managing Editor and has an MS in Journalism from Boston University, as well as a BA in Psychology from Bucknell University. Whalen has written for Greatist, Boston magazine, AZ Central Healthy Living and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other places. She has also worked as a conference planner, ghost writer, researcher and content developer.

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