Harnessing Digital Technology to Improve Personal Health

Harnessing Digital Technology to Improve Personal Health »

Clifford Goldsmith, MD, Managing Director of US Providers at Microsoft Corporation, and Samantha Lifson, Marketing & Events Manager at Janssen Labs, network with guests at the October 14, 2014 digital health event. All photos by Monica Miller. For many centuries physicians have been our healthcare leaders. But today technology is changing that dynamic,…
More Disruption Please: Athenahealth’s Hackathon Offers Powerful Resources & Connections

More Disruption Please: Athenahealth’s Hackathon Offers Powerful Resources & Connections »

20 Oct, 2014
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At their foundation, healthcare hackathons are about bringing together people from diverse backgrounds - medicine, technology, engineering, design and business - to identify and solve healthcare problems. Next month's athenahealth "More Disruption Please" hackathon (meeting from November 14-November 16, 2014) will be more of the same, but with a twist. "More Disruption Please is our…
Health 2.0 Fall Conference: Innovations We Loved

Health 2.0 Fall Conference: Innovations We Loved »

16 Oct, 2014
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We loved what we heard (and saw and read) at Health 2.0's annual fall conference. Here are a few of our favorite innovations: 1. The Withings Activite Watch All photos by Jaskaran Dhillon. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Can you believe this is a piece of wearable…
Michael Palmer, MD: A Generous, Innovative Physician, Remembered

Michael Palmer, MD: A Generous, Innovative Physician, Remembered »

30 Sep, 2014
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Photo via Not Running a Hospital: In Memorium Dr. Palmer. To say that Michael Palmer, MD, was gregarious or friendly would be a vast understatement. Instead, his friends and family members say that he was better defined as "a connector" with a special ability to make a new acquaintance feel trusting…
Hacking Pediatrics 2.0: Kicking Innovation Up Another Notch

Hacking Pediatrics 2.0: Kicking Innovation Up Another Notch »

30 Sep, 2014
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Finalists present at last year's Hacking Pediatrics. Photo by Dr. Jennifer Joe. Last year, Michael Docktor, a Boston Children's Hospital physician, became obsessed with what was going on in the start-up and healthcare spaces. After watching Rock Health, Healthbox and other accelerators, he pitched the idea of running a Boston Children's accelerator.…
5 Need-To-Know Healthcare Trends We Heard About at The Economist’s Health Care Forum

5 Need-To-Know Healthcare Trends We Heard About at The Economist’s Health Care Forum »

24 Sep, 2014
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Forum panelists, including Jonathan Bush, debate Obamacare at The Economist's Health Care Forum. Photo via @TheIdeasEconomy. Much of the "healthcare crisis" you keep hearing about is a direct result of increasing costs, rapidly aging populations, chronic diseases and infectious disease outbreaks – and an emerging middle class demanding greater transparency and access to…
5 Genius Ideas We Heard at TEDxBedminster

5 Genius Ideas We Heard at TEDxBedminster »

18 Sep, 2014
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Richie Etwaru, the TedxBedminster organizer, opens up the event with a brief talk. All photos provided by Etwaru. The healthcare industry can feel like an echo chamber, which is why Richie Etwaru, the man behind TEDxBedminster, is on a mission to ignite conversations, debate controversies and unlock the genius. On September 10, 2014,…
2014 Primary Care Challenge Culminates in Hopeful Pitch-off and Discussion

2014 Primary Care Challenge Culminates in Hopeful Pitch-off and Discussion »

2014 Primary Care Challenge finalists from left to right: Gina Luciano, Cole Zanetti, John Moore, Ajay Kohli, Rebecca Glassman, and Howard Haft. Photos by Jenni Whalen. Dr. Gina Luciano, the Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency at Baystate Health, won the 2014 Primary Care Challenge on Tuesday night, following several weeks…
LaBiotech Tour Explores Boston’s Unparalleled Biotech Ecosystem

LaBiotech Tour Explores Boston’s Unparalleled Biotech Ecosystem »

16 Sep, 2014
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LaBiotech Tour, a project profiling international biotech communities, premiered its Boston-based documentary on September 11, 2014 at Boston University and LabCentral in Cambridge. The film explored Boston’s longstanding prominence in biomedical innovation through the eyes of 15 different biotech startups in the area. The LaBiotech Tour is an offshoot project of the LaBiotech websites, a centralized resource for…
Google Glass at Pri-Med East

Google Glass at Pri-Med East »

15 Sep, 2014
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Yesterday I zoomed down to Boston for the second day of Pri-Med East. Pri-Med is a medical education company with conferences in over 30 cities in the US, online CME offerings, an electronic health record software, and more. Now I'm not a doctor (nor do I play one on TV), but I am the market research manager for Pri-Med. And I had…

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