Winners of the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge Announced

Winners of the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge Announced »

11 Mar, 2020
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  After several months of voting and a live pitch-off at Google’s campus, Boston Scientific announced the winners of its fifth annual Connected Patient Challenge. VaGenie, a connected pelvic floor muscle trainer used to address incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain, postpartum recovery and sexual dysfunction in women, took home first place. Julie Rose, founder and CEO…
6 Connected Patient Challenge Finalists to Compete in Live Pitch-Off

6 Connected Patient Challenge Finalists to Compete in Live Pitch-Off »

13 Feb, 2020
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  Six innovators are heading to Google’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to compete in a live pitch-off as finalists of the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge. The contest received a record-breaking 39 submissions for a digital health solution aimed at allowing patients with chronic conditions to better manage their health at home. Finalists are chosen…
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to Sponsor Award for the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to Sponsor Award for the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge »

19 Dec, 2019
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  With less than a month left to submit digital health solution innovations to Boston Scientific’s fifth annual Connected Patient Challenge, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has announced it will sponsor an additional award. The MLSC Spotlight Award will be given to a Massachusetts-based organization that is one of the six finalists as determined by the…
Drivers of Telemedicine Adoption

Drivers of Telemedicine Adoption »

9 Dec, 2019
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    Telemedicine adoption is on the rise, according to an April survey conducted by Boston-based American Well. At HLTH 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Danielle Russella, president and general manager of the health plan solutions organization at American Well, discussed how reimbursement and increased workflow efficiency could be the reason behind increase adoption of the…
MGH, Brigham and Women’s Use AI to Detect Heart Disease

MGH, Brigham and Women’s Use AI to Detect Heart Disease »

4 Dec, 2019
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    Editor's note: This article originally appeared on MD Magazine®. Artificial intelligence (AI) can be an effective and accurate tool to detect heart disease in patients getting screened for lung cancer, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Radiological Society of North America. A deep-learning coronary artery calcium score performed similarly to human readers over 6-plus years, showing…
BCBS of Massachusetts Grants $500K to 5 Nonprofits Addressing Social Determinants

BCBS of Massachusetts Grants $500K to 5 Nonprofits Addressing Social Determinants »

26 Nov, 2019
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will grant $500,000 to  five nonprofits as part of its Health Living Accelerator Grants initiative, the health plan announced last week on National Rural Health Day. The grants will help the nonprofits address social determinants of health (SDOH), including healthy eating, active lifestyles and positive environments, to influence behavior…
BU Launches Pop Health Study to Learn Factors that Increase Risk of Dementia

BU Launches Pop Health Study to Learn Factors that Increase Risk of Dementia »

21 Nov, 2019
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    Earlier this month, the Boston University School of Public Health and Savonix launched a population health study to look at digitally collected data on the lifestyle factors that increase dementia risk. By collecting cognitive data, health history and lifestyle data from 400,000 individuals, researchers hope to accelerate early intervention efforts and drug development…
Q&A: How Boston Medical Center Stays on Top of New Healthcare Regulations

Q&A: How Boston Medical Center Stays on Top of New Healthcare Regulations »

11 Nov, 2019
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This is part two of a two-part Q&A featuring Arthur Harvey, M.S., chief information officer at Boston Medical Center. Part one can be viewed here. Health IT isn’t the most sought-after career for the younger generation. But that does not stop cyberattackers from targeting the healthcare sector more than any other. With that said, it is important for health systems…
Boston Scientific’s Connected Patient Challenge Attracts Inventive Digital Health Solutions From Innovators Worldwide

Boston Scientific’s Connected Patient Challenge Attracts Inventive Digital Health Solutions From Innovators Worldwide »

5 Nov, 2019
MTB ContestNews
  A month after Boston Scientific launched its fifth annual Connected Patient Challenge, the company has seen a record-breaking number of submissions compared to previous years, and there’s still time for healthcare innovators to submit their ideas. The challenge, which calls on innovators to submit digital health solutions that improve care at home and help…
Q&A: How Boston Medical Center Makes Technology Decisions

Q&A: How Boston Medical Center Makes Technology Decisions »

24 Oct, 2019
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  This is part one of a two-part Q&A featuring Arthur Harvey, M.S., chief information officer at Boston Medical Center. One of the primary duties of a chief information officer (CIO) is to make decisions regarding implementation of technology. If a CIO does not get clinicians and staff members at their hospital or health system…

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