Startup Mentorship 101: Incubators vs. Accelerators

Startup Mentorship 101: Incubators vs. Accelerators »

A TechStars mentor speaks with a group of interested enterpreuners. Photo via TechStars. Massachusetts is home to the top five NIH-funded research hospitals in the United States and one-fifth of the nation’s biotech venture capital investment, making it one of the most important life sciences clusters in the world. It’s no…
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…
SunSprite: Shedding Light on Seasonal Depression

SunSprite: Shedding Light on Seasonal Depression »

SunSprite is a wearable sunlight tracker. Photo provided. New Englanders are a hearty bunch, but that doesn’t mean some of us aren’t susceptible to seasonal depression. Also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), this type of depression is related to the changing of the seasons. And according to the Mayo Clinic, SAD…
Divya Dhar: Empathetic Care Gone Global

Divya Dhar: Empathetic Care Gone Global »

Dr. Dhar. Photo provided. Divya Dhar has a set of intimidating diplomas - MD, MBA, MPA - on her wall and motivation to boot. We were immediately impressed by her drive to succeed - she told us us that she was once challenged by a high powered executive who blatantly said that she wouldn't be able…
Wellable Focuses on Preventative Medicine & Corporate Wellness

Wellable Focuses on Preventative Medicine & Corporate Wellness »

Wellable provides employers with health data, aggregated from popular wellness apps. Photo provided. Shaan Gandhi and Nick Patel have been friends for a while. Now, they're business partners, too. Gandhi, a student in Harvard's joint MBA/ MD program, says the friends often talked about ways of effectively bringing preventative wellness to major organizations.…
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…

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