Train Your Brain Through a Video Game: The Akili Prescription

Train Your Brain Through a Video Game: The Akili Prescription »

Akili's Project EVO is a video game that could help you train your brain. All photos provided. What if brain training technology could be noninvasive, clinically effective and engaging? That's the question Eddie Martucci and Eric Elenko asked themselves in 2011. Both men had an interest in the brain - in…
What a Community-Based Asthma Care Program Teaches Us About Payment Reform

What a Community-Based Asthma Care Program Teaches Us About Payment Reform »

A Boston Children's Hospital asthma initiative serves as a case study for payment reform. Photo via higherperspective.com It’s clear as day that the American method of paying for healthcare is broken. But things get murky when it comes to finding appropriate solutions. Debates about the "ideal" payment model, a model that offers…
Boston Children’s Names Three Finalists for Next Week’s “Innovation Tank”

Boston Children’s Names Three Finalists for Next Week’s “Innovation Tank” »

Today, Boston Children's Hospital announced the three finalists who will be fighting for $30,000 and investment advice at the live pitch-off Innovation Tank next Friday, October 31, 2014. The live pitch off, hosted by Shark Tank's Daymond John as part of the Boston Children's Global Pediatric Summit, Taking on Tomorrow, will be held at the…
M2D2’s “Shark Tank”: Five Innovative Healthcare Pitches

M2D2’s “Shark Tank”: Five Innovative Healthcare Pitches »

Detecting heart murmurs and treating chronic wounds. Alleviating the progression of osteoarthritis and the battle against prostate cancer. Preventing urine leakage in women. These are the healthcare challenges that cause sleepless nights for many patients and for the executives who presented at M2D2's “Shark Tank” pitch-off at UMass Lowell on October 15, 2014. All five executives…
Loanscribe: Consolidating & Reducing Medical Student Loans

Loanscribe: Consolidating & Reducing Medical Student Loans »

Image via "Deferred: Confessions of a Student Loan Debt Collector" Just ask Jonathan Bush and his "More Disruption Please" Athenahealth program - disrupting the medical ecosystem with hackathons and start-ups is hot. But most entrepreneurs and developers realize that successful disruption requires a physician who understands clinical workflow and data analysis. As the Editor-in-Chief…
Turfly: A Ramp to Health & Movement

Turfly: A Ramp to Health & Movement »

What initially started as an effort by Vik Paruchuri, Nicolas Saint-Arnaud and Tyler Martin to prevent cardiovascular disease eventually turned into a long look at what keeps people healthy. Paruchuri, Saint-Arnaud and Martin are the founders of Turfly, an innovative app billed as "Runkeeper meets Foursquare" that allows users to capture turf, gaining points for movement and competing…
Avatar-based Remote Care Helps Alzheimer’s Patients

Avatar-based Remote Care Helps Alzheimer’s Patients »

When Victor Wang and his family moved to Canada during his youth, his grandmother stayed behind in Taiwan. Eventually, she got so lonely that she said she might kill herself, so Wang’s mother returned to Taiwan for a year to take care of her. This story is at the heart and soul of GeriJoy, a…
Pager Brings Doctors On Demand

Pager Brings Doctors On Demand »

22 Sep, 2014
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Have you ever been sick and wished you could summon a doctor to your home with the tap of a button? Pager, a personal healthcare company, is making this dream a reality with the release of a new app. The Pager app premiered in New York City last May and the company is now eyeing expansion to Boston…
Chasing the Triple Aim: Care at Hand’s Digital Model

Chasing the Triple Aim: Care at Hand’s Digital Model »

Care at Hand's new information-sharing platform can be used on any device. The right information in the right hands at the right time really can enable smarter healthcare at a lower cost. Case in point: Lawrence, Massachusetts-based Elder Services of Merrimack Valley’s successful health coach program, enabled by Care at Hand’s…
OPENPediatrics: Digital Health Across the Globe

OPENPediatrics: Digital Health Across the Globe »

OPENPediatrics brings information to pediatric medical professionals all over the world. A child from the United States was vacationing with her family in Guatemala City when she fell critically ill, and Dr. Jeffrey Burns was asked to care for her from afar. As Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and…

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