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.

    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
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    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.

    An Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Pain Management

    An Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Pain Management »

    Boston Scientific has developed a minimal risk approach to treating chronic pain that might be the answer physicians are looking for.

    Updated Deadline, 2 Days Left! Submit your application today to be part of the First Ever Diabetes Innovation Challenge.

    Updated Deadline, 2 Days Left! Submit your application today to be part of the First Ever Diabetes Innovation Challenge. »

    16 Jun, 2016
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    The world needs more effective, functional and affordable technology solutions for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. With the Diabetes Innovation Challenge, we encourage entrepreneurs to bring forth technologies that address these real clinical needs.

    Call for Submissions! The Fit Mind Challenge

    Call for Submissions! The Fit Mind Challenge »

    Partners HealthCare Connected Health, in collaboration with MedTech Boston and Medstro, are excited to announce our upcoming innovation challenge, “The Fit Mind: Supporting Cognitive Function as we Age.”

    Breaking News: Care At Hand Acquired by Mindoula Health

    Breaking News: Care At Hand Acquired by Mindoula Health »

    14 Jun, 2016
    News

    Today it was announced that Care at Hand, a predictive insights platform co-founded in 2011 by Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky and Jeffrey Levy was acquired by Mindoula Health, a technology-enabled behavioral health case management company based out of Silver Spring, MD.

    Watson Health Taps Paul Tang to Reimagine the Future of Healthcare

    Watson Health Taps Paul Tang to Reimagine the Future of Healthcare »

    13 Jun, 2016
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    Dr. Paul Tang, Watson Health’s new Chief Health Transformation Officer, has a new idea for how the deluge of medical data can be used to reimagine the way physicians care for their patients.

    Top Five Reads of the Week

    Top Five Reads of the Week »

    3 Jun, 2016
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    In this week’s MTB Roundup: Boston’s new digital health innovation lab and $26M digital health VC fund, overreactions to the latests cancer-cell phone study, and doctors in hot water after responding to negative Yelp reviews…

    May Funding Roundup

    May Funding Roundup »

    1 Jun, 2016
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    Happy June, everyone! Once again we’re back with a list of last month’s most important med tech funding deals.

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