Healthcare Leaders Invest $27M in Aetion’s Real-World Data Platform

Healthcare Leaders Invest $27M in Aetion’s Real-World Data Platform »

5 Feb, 2019
CompaniesNews
  Health-tech company Aetion — founded by Harvard Medical School faculty members to promote value-based care through a real-world analytics and evidence platform — announced today that it has received $27 million in funding from biopharma and healthcare services investors. New backers include Sanofi, UCB, McKesson Ventures and Horizon Health Services, along with existing investors…
Telehealth Services Cut Length of Stay, Improve Patient Satisfaction

Telehealth Services Cut Length of Stay, Improve Patient Satisfaction »

  Patient satisfaction surrounding telehealth services lives on. The most recent study to support the idea that patients like telemedicine comes from UbiCare, a Boston-based patient engagement company, and a four-hospital U.S. health system. In the unreleased study, the partners reviewed feedback from more than 2,000 patients who received email or text notifications about their…
6 Patient Deaths Help Prod Stryker to Launch Field Action for Defibrillator Issues

6 Patient Deaths Help Prod Stryker to Launch Field Action for Defibrillator Issues »

1 Feb, 2019
NewsProducts
  Medical device company Stryker has launched voluntary field action for certain units of its LIFEPAK 15 monitors/defibrillators due to a problem that has spawned dozens of complaints, including six patient deaths, the company announced today. Stryker is warning customers of an issue that might cause the device to lock up after a defibrillation shock is…
After Record Year for Medical Device Innovation, FDA Looks Toward Patient Safety

After Record Year for Medical Device Innovation, FDA Looks Toward Patient Safety »

  In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 106 novel devices, surpassing the 40-year record of 99 set in 2017 and capping eight years of steady improvement, according to remarks from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Going forward, the regulator intends to fight for greater patient safety when it comes to medical…
How Boston Children’s Hospital Is Upping Its Health-Tech Game

How Boston Children’s Hospital Is Upping Its Health-Tech Game »

23 Jan, 2019
CompaniesNews
  Boston Children’s Hospital has made some big moves recently to further its investment and presence in the health-tech industry, making the local stalwart a potentially bigger figure in the national scene. Yesterday, the hospital announced a partnership with Veta Health, a digital technology platform that aims to create better healthcare experiences for patients and…
Considering Building a Healthcare Database? Take Some Lessons from Boston’s OM1

Considering Building a Healthcare Database? Take Some Lessons from Boston’s OM1 »

Healthcare providers and innovators must address benefits and challenges before building a health database. And Boston's OM1 knows a thing or two about compiling big databases.

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