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.

    Applications Now Open for Impact Pediatric Health 2017 Pitch Off

    Applications Now Open for Impact Pediatric Health 2017 Pitch Off »

    Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition is looking for technologies that deliver solutions specifically created for young patients. Apply today for your chance to pitch how your company is solving unique health care needs of children at SXSW in March of 2017.

    Changing the Paradigm: Training Surgeons with Virtual Reality

    Changing the Paradigm: Training Surgeons with Virtual Reality »

    At MedTech Boston, we love companies that use technology to reimagine the way physicians are trained. Newcomer Osso VR has developed a surgical training platform that utilizes virtual reality headsets, and is currently validating the efficacy of their first product, which simulates assembling and placing a tibial nail.

    Achieving the Triple Aim Using Big Data: The Boston Scientific Big Data Challenge

    Achieving the Triple Aim Using Big Data: The Boston Scientific Big Data Challenge »

    2 Dec, 2016
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    The Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge is well underway, and submissions are beginning to roll in. The focus of this year’s challenge is Big Data, and participants are 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.

    Watson Health Teams with Pfizer to Advance Immuno-Oncology Research

    Watson Health Teams with Pfizer to Advance Immuno-Oncology Research »

    1 Dec, 2016
    NewsUncategorized

    In recent years, immunotherapy—treatments that activate the body’s immune system to fight disease—have been touted as our most important weapon in the fight to cure cancer. Today, Watson Health announced that it is teaming up with Pfizer to support the discovery of new immunotherapy drugs.

    Boston Scientific Competition Seeks Concepts Applying Analytics to Big Data for Better Patient Outcomes

    Boston Scientific Competition Seeks Concepts Applying Analytics to Big Data for Better Patient Outcomes »

    Boston Scientific announced its second annual Connected Patient Challenge, an online competition to drive meaningful innovations that address complex healthcare challenges. This year’s competition will focus on the role of data analytics and big data.

    VOTING BEGINS FOR THE PARTNERS CONNECTED HEALTH FIT MIND CHALLENGE,  SEEKING TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED SOLUTIONS FOR AN AGING POPULATION

    VOTING BEGINS FOR THE PARTNERS CONNECTED HEALTH FIT MIND CHALLENGE, SEEKING TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED SOLUTIONS FOR AN AGING POPULATION »

    The Partners Connected Health Fit Mind Challenge, an online contest seeking technology-enabled solutions that support cognitive function in an aging population, will select four finalists to pitch their ideas on the main stage at the Partners Connected Health Symposium on October 20 in Boston. The Challenge is being sponsored by AARP.

    Healthcare Hackathon Updates

    Healthcare Hackathon Updates »

    Healthcare hackathon season is upon us! CAMTech kicked things off this past weekend with their Opioid Hackathon at District Hall, and Medstro’s first wave of online innovation challenges is in full swing. The deadline for Philips Wearables & Chronic Care Challenge is less than three weeks away, and so far 14 teams are gunning for the $10k prize. Check out the latest batch of ideas on how to improve the management of patients with chronic care.

    Enhancing the Patient Experience with Patient Recorded Outcome Measures

    Enhancing the Patient Experience with Patient Recorded Outcome Measures »

    On September 29 and 30, healthcare industry experts will convene in Boston for the Patient Engagement and Experience Summit, a 2-day conference aimed to highlight innovations and best practices in the mission to enhance the patient experience.

    Using Technology to Reimagine the Patient Journey

    Using Technology to Reimagine the Patient Journey »

    6 Sep, 2016
    NewsUncategorized

    On October 17th and 18th, healthcare innovators are convening in Boston for the second annual Next Edge Health Experience Summit, a conference intended to address how technology enabled solutions can be leveraged to reimagine the patient journey.

    Fight the War on Cancer with The Economist »

    17 Aug, 2016
    EventsNews

    On September 28th 2016 in Boston, The Economist will host its full-day healthcare forum “War on Cancer.”Joining the publication’s senior editors are more than 200 research experts, industry and policy leaders who will convene to discuss the myriad challenges and opportunities in the healthcare ecosystem and prospects for the war on cancer in the years ahead.

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