Aine Cryts

Aine Cryts

    Aine (“ONya”) Cryts is an on-staff contributing writer for MedTech Boston. She's a political scientist by education, a writer and marketer by trade. She has written for various healthcare technology publications and also served as marketing director at several healthcare software companies in the Boston area. Cryts is an avid volunteer, pet lover and long-distance runner. Story ideas are always welcome.

    Living a Quantified Life: What to do with all that data?

    Living a Quantified Life: What to do with all that data? »

    Ernesto Ramirez was working on his PhD in public health at the University of California at San Diego when he heard about Quantified Self, a California-based company founded by Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly, both former editors at Wired magazine. Back in 2007, Wolf and Kelly first began conceiving a community with the goal of…
    Two Health IT Trends Paving the Way for Our Future

    Two Health IT Trends Paving the Way for Our Future »

    25 May, 2015
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    Retail clinics offer lower costs and higher accessibility for consumers. Photo via Perficient. At the IHT2 Health IT Summit, which met in Cambridge from May 19 to 20, 2015, participants and speakers discussed the future of healthcare technology, considering everything from retail clinics to effective patient engagement methods. We walked away…
    MIT Media Lab’s Rosalind Picard on the Lab’s New Wellness Initiative

    MIT Media Lab’s Rosalind Picard on the Lab’s New Wellness Initiative »

    21 May, 2015
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    Rosalind Picard is the founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group in MIT's Media Lab. Photo provided. So much of the technology that has transformed our lives has not contributed to our health and wellbeing, says Rosalind Picard, ScD, founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group and professor…
    Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem

    Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem »

    Jitin Asnaani sees energy and passion around truly improving patient care. “Physicians want to provide the best care," he says. "Hospitals, health systems and care givers truly want to innovate and lower the cost of care." Still, for all that excitement, Asnaani says a basic commodity is still lacking: data. “It’s like home builders building…
    MD Idea Lab: Bringing Physician-Led Innovation Into the Clinic

    MD Idea Lab: Bringing Physician-Led Innovation Into the Clinic »

    4 May, 2015
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    MD Idea Lab companies participate in a local hackathon. Photo via MD Idea Lab. John Hayes describes himself as a “technology guy from way back.” A veteran of Thinking Machines, one of the world’s first supercomputing companies, Hayes got the start-up bug early; he also helped to found Geek Offices, one…
    This Company Uses Gaming to Teach Emotions Management – And It Works

    This Company Uses Gaming to Teach Emotions Management – And It Works »

    There are 16 million kids in the United States with behavioral problems like ADHD or autism spectrum, says Jason Kahn, CEO and founder of Neuro’motion. Of those 16 million, the majority – 12 million – get no treatment. That's why Kahn’s company developed a video game to help these kids build the emotional strength they…
    Health 2.0’s Boston Code-a-Thon: Meet the Winners

    Health 2.0’s Boston Code-a-Thon: Meet the Winners »

    Participants and judges gather for a photographic moment after the event. Photo provided by Health 2.0. Helping consumers discover out-of-pocket costs for hip operations, keeping cardiologists in the loop on gaps in patient care, and providing a more user-friendly platform for Native Americans and native Alaskans to sign up for health…
    Win Burke on Coordinating Patient Care with iGetBetter

    Win Burke on Coordinating Patient Care with iGetBetter »

    1 Apr, 2015
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    Win Burke, president, CEO and co-founder of iGetBetter, finds it easy to talk about the successful pilots of his company’s technology at healthcare organizations around the country. But it's much harder to discuss the reasons behind his personal desire to fix the problem of coordinating patient care. Burke's sister died of cancer three years ago,…
    Howard Weiner: A Doctor on a Mission to Cure MS

    Howard Weiner: A Doctor on a Mission to Cure MS »

    26 Mar, 2015
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    It was during his early days as a doctor that Howard Weiner, MD, director and co-founder of the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, treated a young father who had recently experienced a very bad multiple sclerosis (MS) attack. Weiner immediately identified with his patient: he was about the same age, and…
    How Science & Music Might Help Patients Speak Again

    How Science & Music Might Help Patients Speak Again »

    4 Mar, 2015
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    When former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords arrived at the State of the Union Address in 2012, she did so to a hug from President Obama and the resounding applause of her U.S. House and Senate colleagues. A little over a year before, on January 8, 2011, she was shot in the head in a chaotic rampage that left…

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