Abigail Ballou

Abigail Ballou

    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, watching classic movies and listening to opera.

    Winning the Philips Wearables Challenge: One Year Later

    Winning the Philips Wearables Challenge: One Year Later »

    29 Aug, 2017
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    The 2017 Philips Wearables Challenge is well underway. Teams have begun to submit their novel solutions to predict early signs of patient deterioration in order to prevent hospital readmissions and escalation in care. MedTech Boston caught up with last year’s winner, Harsh Vathsangam of Moving Analytics, to discuss how his company has grown over the last year.

    Holding the Line: SICPA Protects Global Pharma Brands from Counterfeiters

    Holding the Line: SICPA Protects Global Pharma Brands from Counterfeiters »

    15 Aug, 2017
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    The threat of counterfeit drugs is growing. SICPA, a global company that specializes in brand protection solutions, is helping companies ensure that the public is receiving safe, authenticated medications and consumable medical devices.

    MedTech Boston is Looking for Interns!

    MedTech Boston is Looking for Interns! »

    14 Aug, 2017
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    We are currently looking for aspiring journalists who have experience pitching and writing stories, creating viral content and editing work from freelancers. You’ll work directly with our managing editor on everything from writing stories, to planning major projects to securing partnerships with key organizations.

    2017 Call for Abstracts – Poster Session at Connected Health Conference

    2017 Call for Abstracts – Poster Session at Connected Health Conference »

    14 Jul, 2017
    MTB Contest

    Do you have connected health or mHealth research results to share with an international audience? Would you like to present your findings in a poster format to more than 3,000 health and industry leaders? Are you eager to be in Boston, a hub of health and innovation, in October?

    Announcing the $10K “Just Walk In” Emergency Room Challenge

    Announcing the $10K “Just Walk In” Emergency Room Challenge »

    5 Jul, 2017
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    Allegheny Health Network is excited to announce the “Just Walk In” Emergency Room Challenge. Submit your idea today for your chance to win a $10,000 cash grand prize.

    Congratulations to the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge Winners!

    Congratulations to the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge Winners! »

    13 Mar, 2017
    EventsNews

    Last Thursday, the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge II concluded with a live even at Google’s headquarters in Kendall Square. The focus of this year’s challenge was Big Data, and participants were encouraged to submit ideas on how to improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency in delivering care, and drive down the cost of care using data analytics.

    SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge Winners Announced!

    SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge Winners Announced! »

    8 Mar, 2017
    MTB ContestNews

    The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) today named three teams hailing from universities in Israel and the United States as the winners of the SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge, which encouraged participants to explore and examine the potential of sharing clinical trial data.

    Boston Scientific Announces Six Finalists in 2nd Annual Connected Patient Challenge,  Focused on Healthcare Data Analytics

    Boston Scientific Announces Six Finalists in 2nd Annual Connected Patient Challenge, Focused on Healthcare Data Analytics »

    3 Mar, 2017
    NewsUncategorized

    Finalists will present their ideas to a panel of judges and a live audience in Cambridge on March 9; Top winners will be awarded up to $50,000 of in-kind support to advance submitted concept

    Online Physician Community Site Medstro Surpasses 100,000 Registered Users

    Online Physician Community Site Medstro Surpasses 100,000 Registered Users »

    21 Feb, 2017
    CompaniesNews

    Medstro, the online community site for physicians, medical students and healthcare innovators announced today that it had surpassed 100,000 registered users in less than three years since launching the site.

    MIT Sloan Healthcare and Bioinnovations Conference [DISCOUNT CODE MEDTECHBOS]

    MIT Sloan Healthcare and Bioinnovations Conference [DISCOUNT CODE MEDTECHBOS] »

    20 Feb, 2017
    Events

    The MIT Sloan Healthcare Club invites you to the 14th Annual Sloan Healthcare & Bioinnovations Conference on February 24th at the MIT Media Lab. This year’s theme is Emerging Trends in Healthcare: Personalized & Digital Health and will feature an exciting line up of industry experts, including keynote speaker Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum and Vice Chairman of UnitedHealth Group!

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