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.

    Innovating for Chronic Conditions: Philip’s Innovation Challenge Update

    Innovating for Chronic Conditions: Philip’s Innovation Challenge Update »

    15 Aug, 2016
    EventsUncategorized

    The Philips Wearables & Chronic Care Challenge is an open call for solutions that reimagine how care is delivered to patients suffering from chronic conditions. Three teams have already submitted for their chance at the $10K first prize… What’s your idea?

    Innovating for Dementia: Fit Mind Challenge Update

    Innovating for Dementia: Fit Mind Challenge Update »

    With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, healthcare innovators are racing to develop technology enabled solutions that help seniors detect the early warning signs of dementia, prolong lucidity, and provide support to overburdened caregivers. Do you have ideas about how to support cognitive function in the aging population?

    CHXD Aims to Reimagine The Healthcare Experience with Design Thinking

    CHXD Aims to Reimagine The Healthcare Experience with Design Thinking »

    Only 4 months after its launch, Mad*Pow’s Center for Health Care Experience Design has big plans to reimagine the patient and clinician experience through human-centered design. We sat down with Amy Cueva, Mad*Pow’s Chief Experience Officer, to discuss the center’s objectives, future plans and new clients.

    Call for Submissions! Philips Wearables & Chronic Care Challenge

    Call for Submissions! Philips Wearables & Chronic Care Challenge »

    The Philips Wearables & Chronic Care Challenge is an open call for solutions that reimagine how care is delivered through the seamless integration of clinical-grade wearable sensors, predictive analytics, mobile apps, connectivity, med management, patient education & engagement and other transformative experiences. Submit your idea for a chance to win $10K!

    Call For Submissions: The First Mile Discovery Challenge

    Call For Submissions: The First Mile Discovery Challenge »

    26 Jul, 2016
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    Calling all clinicians and innovators! CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions are crowdsourcing critical primary healthcare challenges through a First Mile Discovery Challenge.

    Fight the War on Cancer with The Economist »

    13 Jul, 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.

    Sonde Health Uses Vocal Biomarkers to Diagnose Mental and Physical Conditions

    Sonde Health Uses Vocal Biomarkers to Diagnose Mental and Physical Conditions »

    The PureTech company announced today the licensing of award winning audio analysis technology developed at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

    Cognitive Impairment: A Growing Problem, A Growing Market

    Cognitive Impairment: A Growing Problem, A Growing Market »

    To address the broad spectrum of cognitive impairment, innovators have developed a broad range of technology enabled solutions to help patients and their caregivers– but there is still more work to be done. How can you help?

    Watson Health Announces Imaging Collaborative

    Watson Health Announces Imaging Collaborative »

    22 Jun, 2016
    NewsUncategorized

    Today Watson Health announced a new medical imaging collaborative—comprised of 16 health systems—that will use the cognitive computing platform to derive insights from image data in combination with data from other sources including clinical trials, lab results, and de-identified, HIPPA compliant patient information.

    Improving Patient Experience with a Consumer-Centric Approach

    Improving Patient Experience with a Consumer-Centric Approach »

    In today’s healthcare system, patients are looking for the kind of value and efficiency that they have come to expect as consumers. MedTech Boston sat down with Michael Ruiz of MedStar Health to discuss the way that patient engagement and care is changing in the face of emerging technologies.

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