Amy Pollard

Amy Pollard

    Amy Pollard is a candidate for the MA in Communication and International Relations at Boston University. Her interest in health care began with her first trip to Tanzania, where she volunteered at a medical dispensary in a rural village and saw firsthand how access to health care impacts patients. She’s excited to learn about health care technology in Boston. She’s originally from Seattle and holds a B.A. in English from Saint Martin’s University. When she’s not writing, she’s probably drinking coffee, making tacos or watching Parks and Rec. Follow her @amyannexu.

    The Atlantic healthcare summit probes the future of health tech

    The Atlantic healthcare summit probes the future of health tech »

    The Atlantic’s inaugural Boston healthcare summit brought three startup execs together in a health tech panel on June 13. The panelists explored the future of health tech and its impact on the healthcare system.

    This $100 CPAP prototype could save lives in Uganda and India

    This $100 CPAP prototype could save lives in Uganda and India »

    MGH researcher Ryan Carroll and a global team of innovators have developed a low-cost Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device that could save lives in Uganda and India. The team partnered with medtech hardware company Lattice Innovations last month to further develop the machine and prepare for scale up.

    It’s a match: app sets up patients and dietitians for virtual nutrition counseling

    It’s a match: app sets up patients and dietitians for virtual nutrition counseling »

    Boston-based startup Nutrimedy connects patients and registered dietitians for virtual nutrition counseling. Its innovative approach to telenutrition landed it a coveted spot in the MassChallenge accelerator, which will begin this month.

    We Are Allies Offers New Solution to Ongoing Opioid Epidemic

    We Are Allies Offers New Solution to Ongoing Opioid Epidemic »

    An award-winning startup from last year’s opioid hackathon seeks to save lives and fight stigma in the opioid epidemic, which claimed nearly 2,000 lives in Massachusetts last year. Backed by the General Electric Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, We Are Allies is creating a website with resources about the epidemic and equipping citizen volunteers with naloxone—an approach that is sparking interest in Boston and beyond.

    “We need more geeks in health care”: MIT Grand Hack draws entrepreneurs

    “We need more geeks in health care”: MIT Grand Hack draws entrepreneurs »

    Last weekend’s MIT Grand Hack brought entrepreneurs in health, business and tech together to solve health care’s most pressing problems.

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