Leah D'Sa

    Leah D’Sa is a Junior studying Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. She is currently a copyeditor for the school newspaper the Berkeley Beacon as well as Poetry Editor for the literary magazine the Emerson Review. She is looking to begin her career with health technology writing as she seeks to combine her lifelong love of writing and science.

    The Top Clinical Image Analysis Startups

    The Top Clinical Image Analysis Startups »

    28 May, 2018
    Companies
    Medical imaging is the technique and process of creating visual representations of the interior of a body for clinical analysis and medical intervention. As this technology develops, clinicians are able to see and interpret more about inside bodies than ever before, including using artificial intelligence to bring faster diagnosis and treatment. The demand for cheaper,…
    Top Clinician Collaboration Tech Startups

    Top Clinician Collaboration Tech Startups »

    21 May, 2018
    Companies
    In medicine, communication between clinicians is critical; however, advances in medical technology doesn’t always result in better communication. According to a 2015 NCBI study, “The Use of Technology for Urgent Clinician to Clinician Communications,” technology may in some cases exacerbate the problem. The study states that “delays in transmission and response time, disruption and distraction,…
    The Top Mental Health Tech Startups

    The Top Mental Health Tech Startups »

    14 May, 2018
    Companies
    According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. They affect 40 million adults, or 18.1% of the population, every year. Furthermore, anxiety disorders affect 25.1% of children between 13 and 18 years old, putting them at a much higher risk to perform poorly…
    The Top Tech Startups Fighting Addiction in the US

    The Top Tech Startups Fighting Addiction in the US »

    8 May, 2018
    Companies
    According to the NIH, more than 115 people in the United States die every day from opioid overdose. Additionally, there are 3.3 million deaths globally per year from alcohol consumption, and alcohol contributes to more than 200 diseases and injury-related health conditions. Alcohol and opioids are among many of the substances that prove fatal for…
    The Top 5 Pregnancy Tech Startups

    The Top 5 Pregnancy Tech Startups »

    1 May, 2018
    Companies
    Healthcare providers are constantly seeking new ways to use digital health solutions to empower patients to monitor their own health. Disadvantaged populations, often struggle with access to healthcare. Disadvantaged new mothers experience these struggles two-fold—for themselves and for their children. However, digital health solutions through internet and smartphone capabilities are becoming a viable solution to…
    The Top Stroke Tech Therapy Startups in the US

    The Top Stroke Tech Therapy Startups in the US »

    23 Apr, 2018
    Companies
    According to the CDC, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds. For a stroke victim, seeking immediate help is necessary; those who suspect someone near them may be having a stroke are encouraged to follow the acronym FAST to assess their face, arms, speech, and time needed to call 911. Signs include…
    The Global Health Track’s Scalable Solutions at MIT’s Grand Hack

    The Global Health Track’s Scalable Solutions at MIT’s Grand Hack »

    20 Apr, 2018
    EventsNews
    On April 13-15 MIT Hacking Medicine held its annual event, the Grand Hack. This year’s hackathon had two tracks—the Connected Health Track and the Global Health track, with participants competing for a grand prize of 1,500 on each track. The Global Health track was focused on public health issues globally and was comprised of 10…
    The Top 4 Asthma Tech Startups

    The Top 4 Asthma Tech Startups »

    17 Apr, 2018
    Companies
    According to the CDC, the number of people with asthma is growing quickly. In 2009, one in 14 people had asthma, and in 2011, the number rose to one in 12. In 2015, about half of children age 18 and younger who had asthma reported having one or more asthma attacks in the past year.…
    The Top 3 Healthcare Delivery Companies

    The Top 3 Healthcare Delivery Companies »

    9 Apr, 2018
    Companies
    Better healthcare delivery is more than creating better ways for patients to pay for their care. While healthcare costs are soaring higher than ever before, with the average American paying over $10,000 per year in 2017 for health costs, healthcare systems require new methods of lowering costs, creating accessibility, and creating better outcomes. Faseeha Altaf,…
    The Top 4 Big Data and Genomics Companies

    The Top 4 Big Data and Genomics Companies »

    3 Apr, 2018
    Companies
    The foundation of all contemporary genomics research was born from analyzing Big Data. Dr. Robert Green, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, director of Genomes To People (G2P) research program at BWH, and associate member of the Broad Institute, puts the combination of Big Data and genomics simply: “Genomics is Big Data, Big Data are…

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