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
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  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…
Sanofi Opens Massachusetts-Based Digitally-Enabled Drug Manufacturing Facility

Sanofi Opens Massachusetts-Based Digitally-Enabled Drug Manufacturing Facility »

15 Oct, 2019
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  Photo has been modified. Courtesy of Sanofi. Framingham, Massachusetts will be home to global pharmaceutical giant Sanofi’s newly opened digitally enabled, continuous manufacturing facility to usher in the next generation of biotech manufacturing. The facility features leading-edge technology that connects the production process with research and development to improve the commercialization of novel medicines…
Families with Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Find SDoH Screening Useful

Families with Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Find SDoH Screening Useful »

11 Oct, 2019
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  Children with sickle cell disease who are living in poverty often have a lower quality of life, higher healthcare use and higher complication rates. But hematologists can uncover the needs of these children and families to connect them to local resources and improve outcomes for patients, according to a study published in the journal…
Boston Scientific Launches Connected Patient Challenge, a Search for Digital Tools to Better Manage Chronic Conditions

Boston Scientific Launches Connected Patient Challenge, a Search for Digital Tools to Better Manage Chronic Conditions »

30 Sep, 2019
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  As healthcare shifts from the inpatient setting to outside the four walls of a health facility, innovations allow patients with chronic conditions to manage their health from the comfort of their own homes. Technologies such as mobile health apps and wearables give patients more control over both their treatment plans and their health data.…

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