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.

    SunSprite: Shedding Light on Seasonal Depression

    SunSprite: Shedding Light on Seasonal Depression »

    SunSprite is a wearable sunlight tracker. Photo provided. New Englanders are a hearty bunch, but that doesn’t mean some of us aren’t susceptible to seasonal depression. Also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), this type of depression is related to the changing of the seasons. And according to the Mayo Clinic, SAD…
    5 Things We Discovered at Last Week’s Connected Health Symposium

    5 Things We Discovered at Last Week’s Connected Health Symposium »

    29 Oct, 2014
    EventsNews
    A panel from Boston Children’s Hospital presents, including Carla Small, Karen Sakakeeny, Alexandra Pelletier and Israel Green-Hopkins. Photo by Aine Cryts. About 1,200 healthcare visionaries, clinical experts, patient advocates and researchers descended on the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston for the Connected Health Symposium on October 23 and 24, 2014.…
    M2D2’s “Shark Tank”: Five Innovative Healthcare Pitches

    M2D2’s “Shark Tank”: Five Innovative Healthcare Pitches »

    Detecting heart murmurs and treating chronic wounds. Alleviating the progression of osteoarthritis and the battle against prostate cancer. Preventing urine leakage in women. These are the healthcare challenges that cause sleepless nights for many patients and for the executives who presented at M2D2's “Shark Tank” pitch-off at UMass Lowell on October 15, 2014. All five executives…
    Coordinated Care and EHRs: Where Does Behavioral Health Fit In?

    Coordinated Care and EHRs: Where Does Behavioral Health Fit In? »

    8 Oct, 2014
    NewsUncategorized
    Behavioral health presents EHR challenges. Photo via flickr. One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act is to drive coordinated care delivery. But including behavioral health as part of the overall patient story has been a sticking point for many technologists and physicians. It presents some challenges – but those challenges…
    Leapfrog’s Leader Warns of “Tsunami” Ahead at Economist’s Health Care Forum

    Leapfrog’s Leader Warns of “Tsunami” Ahead at Economist’s Health Care Forum »

    29 Sep, 2014
    NewsUncategorized
    Speakers at the Economist's Health Care Forum debated the riding costs of healthcare. Image via Lori Ehrlich. A mammogram can cost between $45 and $400 in Miami, Fla. But in New York City, an MRI of your lower back can range from $416 to $4,527. If patients can’t pinpoint the cost…
    5 Need-To-Know Healthcare Trends We Heard About at The Economist’s Health Care Forum

    5 Need-To-Know Healthcare Trends We Heard About at The Economist’s Health Care Forum »

    24 Sep, 2014
    Events
    Forum panelists, including Jonathan Bush, debate Obamacare at The Economist's Health Care Forum. Photo via @TheIdeasEconomy. Much of the "healthcare crisis" you keep hearing about is a direct result of increasing costs, rapidly aging populations, chronic diseases and infectious disease outbreaks – and an emerging middle class demanding greater transparency and access to…
    Avatar-based Remote Care Helps Alzheimer’s Patients

    Avatar-based Remote Care Helps Alzheimer’s Patients »

    When Victor Wang and his family moved to Canada during his youth, his grandmother stayed behind in Taiwan. Eventually, she got so lonely that she said she might kill herself, so Wang’s mother returned to Taiwan for a year to take care of her. This story is at the heart and soul of GeriJoy, a…
    UMass Amherst Professor Wins NSF Award for mHealth Data Work

    UMass Amherst Professor Wins NSF Award for mHealth Data Work »

    10 Sep, 2014
    NewsUncategorized
    Marlin's research focuses on mHealth data processing. Photo provided. Increased adoption of electronic health records is a good thing – but what to do with all that data to enable meaningful clinical data support? That’s what drives Benjamin Marlin, Ph.D., assistant professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst. “Electronic health records are…
    Chasing the Triple Aim: Care at Hand’s Digital Model

    Chasing the Triple Aim: Care at Hand’s Digital Model »

    Care at Hand's new information-sharing platform can be used on any device. The right information in the right hands at the right time really can enable smarter healthcare at a lower cost. Case in point: Lawrence, Massachusetts-based Elder Services of Merrimack Valley’s successful health coach program, enabled by Care at Hand’s…
    RP-VITA Robot Extends Specialized Medical Care

    RP-VITA Robot Extends Specialized Medical Care »

    RP-VITA provides specialized service from afar. Photos and videos provided. Imagine that your three-year-old daughter has a temperature of 101 and is experiencing a rash and dizziness. You’d want to know ASAP whether she was having an allergic reaction to sulfa or was suffering from meningitis. After halting her sulfa intake,…

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