The American Medical Association has developed a new tool to help physicians called the Physician Innovation Network. We asked the AMA's Meg Barron a few questions about this new platform, also called PIN.
Dr. Rudolph Tanzi’s research on the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s is now being conducted on neurological tissue rather than mice. Tanzi says he can develop the tissue in 6-8 weeks rather than the years it takes in mice specimen. He announced 38 new potential drugs that have been created specifically for Alzheimer’s or have been repurposed that may be put on the marketplace to combat the disease.
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To combat the opioid crisis and help homeless population, some nonprofits are adopting a new approach: meeting patients where they are.
Dock Health is a HIPAA-compliant iOS app which offers a shared task list for clinicians and their team members.
Landman explained that the iHub is interested in collaborating with health care startups from PULSE@MassChallenge and elsewhere. He explained that one of iHub’s key missions is “to really accelerate the innovator’s ideals, and sometimes that involves matching with industry partners to accelerate idea formation.” For clinicians and staff within the hospital who have an idea that fulfills a clinical need, iHub provides a website where they can explain their idea and potentially be paired with external industry leaders.
How do people talk about death? Most people don’t — at least not until it’s too late, said Timothy Bickmore, a professor at Northeastern University. Maybe in the future, they will start the conversation with chatbots.
Boston Children’s Hospital and the Boston Pediatric Device Consortium (BPDC) are seeking entrepreneurs with ideas to develop new pediatric medical devices.
The application allows patients and providers secure access to one portal which houses the patient’s profile, messages, timeline of significant events, allergies, immunizations, heart rate (which is measured through linked wearable sensors in smartphones and the apple watch), medication, and medical documents.
The startup Qrativ is the joint venture of the biotech company nference and Mayo Clinic. While nference supplies AI technology to the startup, Mayo Clinic offers the clinical expertise needed to give new purpose to pre-existing drugs.