Soniya Shah

Soniya Shah

    Soniya Shah is an on-staff contributing writer at MedTech Boston. She's a senior at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing a BS in technical writing. She has experience as a ghost writer and medical writer, and in developing software documentation.

    With Help from Indiegogo, Peek Vision Brings Critical Diagnostic Tool to Light

    With Help from Indiegogo, Peek Vision Brings Critical Diagnostic Tool to Light »

    As crowdfunding increases in popularity, recently launched Indiegogo Life makes it easier than ever to fund and bring projects – like Peek Vision – to life.

    Scripps Health Cardiologist Sanjeev Bhavnani on Digital and Global Health

    Scripps Health Cardiologist Sanjeev Bhavnani on Digital and Global Health »

    11 May, 2015
    PeopleUncategorized
    Sanjeev Bhavnani’s passions go beyond the realm of clinical cardiology. He also has an active interest in digital health technology, especially on a global level. Bhavnani is a clinical cardiologist at Scripps Health in La Jolla, California, with interests in cardiac clinical care and heart failure. His research focuses on the effectiveness of digital health…
    Liquid Biopsies Could Make Cancer a Manageable Disease

    Liquid Biopsies Could Make Cancer a Manageable Disease »

    1 May, 2015
    NewsUncategorized
    Could a simple blood test revolutionize cancer detection and treatment? Photo via Shawn Hempel/ Shutterstock. The future of cancer treatment is here. A new technology in cancer detection and monitoring called the liquid biopsy (or circulating tumor cell (CTC) count) can detect tumor DNA circulating in the blood before symptoms even…
    Philips’ CareSage Engine Improves Senior Care Management

    Philips’ CareSage Engine Improves Senior Care Management »

    For over forty years, Philips Lifeline has provided elderly patients with a medical alert service. Now, the company is taking this service one step further by rolling out CareSage, a new predictive analytics engine that allows health organizations to better monitor and care for elderly patients through a combination of wearable devices and monitoring. CareSage provides an analysis of both…
    Say Goodbye to the Lazy Eye: David Hunter’s Pediatric Vision Scanner

    Say Goodbye to the Lazy Eye: David Hunter’s Pediatric Vision Scanner »

    Dr. Hunter uses the Pediatric Vision Scanner in his office. For almost twenty years, Dr. David Hunter, Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital Boston and Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, has been working to better detect medical conditions that lead to a loss of vision in children. Recently, all this…
    A New Kind of Academic Research: the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance

    A New Kind of Academic Research: the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance »

    A few weeks ago, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh announced that they will be teaming up with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to tackle big data in healthcare. Through this partnership, called the "Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance," researchers like Carnegie Mellon's Eric Xing, PhD, will work to develop new technologies,…
    CAMTech Announces Innovation Award Winner

    CAMTech Announces Innovation Award Winner »

    A.J. Kumar in the field in Zambia. Photo provided by CAMTech. The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) at Massachusetts General Hospital recently announced the winner of its latest Innovation Award – the Whitesides Research Group. CAMTech launched three years ago with the goal of accelerating medical technology innovation in low and…
    SmartNav: An Innovative Solution to Navigating Hospitals

    SmartNav: An Innovative Solution to Navigating Hospitals »

    Patients often face a seemingly simple problem when they arrive at a hospital or clinic: navigation. SmartNav, an app-based solution, is designed to help patients with this issue. “We want to help guide and assist patients so they can arrive at the proper destination at the right time in as stress-free a manner as possible,”…
    Dr. Leonard Glass on Physician Retraining and Reentry

    Dr. Leonard Glass on Physician Retraining and Reentry »

    25 Mar, 2015
    CompaniesPeople
    Leonard W. Glass M.D., president of Physician Retraining & Reentry. Photo provided. When Dr. Leonard Glass, a board certified general surgeon, plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon, retired ten years ago, he thought he was leaving medicine for good. But then he read about the shortage of family medicine doctors in America and…
    10 Physician-Authored Blogs Worth Reading

    10 Physician-Authored Blogs Worth Reading »

    18 Mar, 2015
    Opinion/Editorial
    Photo via rangizzz/ shutterstock. We've been reading up a storm lately, so this week we've rounded up ten of our favorite healthcare blogs. All of these blogs are written by physicians covering a variety of topics - oncology, primary care, motherhood, innovation, life after a medical career and more. In no particular…

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