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.

    Improving Patient Outcomes Through Data Exchange

    Improving Patient Outcomes Through Data Exchange »

    27 Dec, 2016
    CompaniesNews

    Cambridge-based Foundation Medicine, a molecular information company that sells genomic profiling tests for solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, is leading a new data exchange partner program, the Precision Medicine Exchange Consortium (PMEC) to facilitate the exchange of molecular information and research and improve cancer care.

    Building a Better Way to Learn Medical Knowledge

    Building a Better Way to Learn Medical Knowledge »

    Shiv Gaglani and Ryan Haynes aim to improve the way medical students learn and retain information by leveraging cognitive science on their education platform, Osmosis.

    Akili Announces New, Non-Invasive Alzheimer Screening Tool

    Akili Announces New, Non-Invasive Alzheimer Screening Tool »

    14 Dec, 2016
    Uncategorized

    Last week at the International Conference on Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease in San Diego, Akili and Pfizer presented findings about a new, non-invasive method of screening patients for Alzheimer’s disease.

    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.

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