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.

    Ilana Yurkiewicz on Writing and Medicine

    Ilana Yurkiewicz on Writing and Medicine »

    10 Mar, 2015
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    Medical student and science writer Ilana Yurkiewicz says she always had an inkling that she wanted to be a physician. She grew up on Long Island, NY and did her undergrad at Yale University, where she studied molecular biology. While at Yale, she got her start in science writing, too, as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale…
    MEDRC: Improving Medical Devices with Microelectronics

    MEDRC: Improving Medical Devices with Microelectronics »

    The wearable vital signs monitor can continuously measure heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, stroke volume, and respiratory rate. Continuous monitoring of these vital signs can help assess the wearer's overall state of health and identify risks for cardiovascular diseases. Photo via MIT. As our technological devices become smaller and more portable,…
    Massachusetts Bets on Digital Health

    Massachusetts Bets on Digital Health »

    23 Feb, 2015
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    Would you bank on the digital health industry in MA? Photo via everythingpossible/ Shutterstock. Digital health is the key to success in Massachusetts, at least according to the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP). The MACP, a nonprofit public policy group composed of 16 CEOs from some of the largest Massachusetts based companies, engages…
    Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge: Meet the Finalists

    Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge: Meet the Finalists »

    19 Feb, 2015
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    The Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard Medical School (HMS) recently announced the finalists of their Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge: Bloodbuy, I-Pass, Medalogix and Twine. The challenge is a “scale-up” competition that focuses on finding and mentoring companies with innovative healthcare solutions. All four finalists will receive networking, funding and mentorship during the next year to help…
    Naomi Fried On Leaving Boston Children’s, Joining Biogen Idec & Digital Health Opportunities

    Naomi Fried On Leaving Boston Children’s, Joining Biogen Idec & Digital Health Opportunities »

    6 Feb, 2015
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    Naomi Fried, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital's former Chief Innovation Officer, recently announced her decision to step down from the position, joining Biogen Idec as their Vice President of Medical Information, Innovation and External Partnerships. Fried worked as Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) at Boston Children’s for 4.5 years, breaking new ground as the first CIO of…
    Innovation Across Disciplines: Behind the Scenes at the Harvard i-Lab

    Innovation Across Disciplines: Behind the Scenes at the Harvard i-Lab »

    27 Jan, 2015
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    Harvard students work in the collaborative i-lab space. Photo provided. At the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab), this upcoming spring looks busy. The i-lab was created in November 2011 as resource for students and fellows across Harvard University, accelerating growth in both entrepreneurship and innovation; students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary collaborations at…
    Flip the Clinic: Transforming the Clinical Experience

    Flip the Clinic: Transforming the Clinical Experience »

    20 Jan, 2015
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    Jonathan Brown of Counsyl explains flips at a workshop. Photo by Gabriel Branbury. A new initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aims to redesign visits to the doctor’s office. The project, called Flip the Clinic was inspired by Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy. Khan flipped the traditional classroom by…
    Early Ideation & Multidisciplinary Teams Mark InciteHealth’s New Incubator

    Early Ideation & Multidisciplinary Teams Mark InciteHealth’s New Incubator »

    16 Dec, 2014
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    Primary care physicians at Harvard Medical School treat a patient. Photo provided. A new incubator at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care hopes to tackle healthcare challenges from a new perspective. Multidisciplinary groups will work together in teams to identify the largest problems healthcare faces and refine solutions to solve…
    Compassionate Caregiver Dr. Thea James Talks Healthcare Inspiration

    Compassionate Caregiver Dr. Thea James Talks Healthcare Inspiration »

    2 Dec, 2014
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    Dr. Thea James is well-loved by both her patients and her colleagues. Photo provided. Dr. Thea James' commitment to global and public health led to her recent receipt of the Schwartz Center's Compassionate Caregiver Award. Dr. James works at the Boston Medical Center. She is an associate professor of emergency medicine, the co-founder of…
    New Payment Model Lowers Healthcare Spending

    New Payment Model Lowers Healthcare Spending »

    25 Nov, 2014
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    Price transparency photo via PiperReport. American healthcare is expensive. With patient costs skyrocketing and insurance companies collecting high premiums, many healthcare activists have taken up the payment reform cause, looking at different areas of the system for solutions. In a new study from Harvard Medical School (HMS), researchers looked at the attempt to…

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