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…
Team ReadySetGo Hopes to Curb Readmissions at Hacking Pediatrics

Team ReadySetGo Hopes to Curb Readmissions at Hacking Pediatrics »

Hacking Pediatrics participants excitedly wait for winners to be announced. All photos by Dana Hatic. Over the course of 36 hours, 21 teams of strangers gathered at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge last weekend to develop innovative solutions to challenges within pediatric healthcare. Clinicians, MBAs, entrepreneurs, software developers, and patients…
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…
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,…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

17 Oct, 2014
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We bring you this week’s healthcare and medtech trends, in Boston and beyond: 1. Reduced Residency Hours Aren't Terribly Problematic In a study published in the October 2014 issue of Health Affairs, researchers found that capping medical residency hours at 80 hours per week with shifts not exceeding 30 hours - a reform implemented in 2003 -…
Shopping for Health Insurance with Walmart & DirectHealth.com

Shopping for Health Insurance with Walmart & DirectHealth.com »

14 Oct, 2014
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Photo via NBC News. Many critics of our healthcare system recommend buying healthcare like you'd buy a car. Now Walmart is hoping on board, too. On October 6, 2014, Walmart announced a partnership with DirectHealth.com, launching a program they call 'Healthcare Begins Here' that hopes to educate customers on health insurance options. DirectHealth.com…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

9 Oct, 2014
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Boston startup PillPack brings in the big bucks. Photo via PillPack. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, in Boston and beyond: 1. PillPack Raised $8.75 Million in Funding You may have heard about the Somerville-based startup PillPack - we've written about them before. Their founder, TJ Parker, was a founding…
Coordinated Care and EHRs: Where Does Behavioral Health Fit In?

Coordinated Care and EHRs: Where Does Behavioral Health Fit In? »

8 Oct, 2014
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Behavioral health presents EHR challenges. Photo via flickr. One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act is to drive coordinated care delivery. But including behavioral health as part of the overall patient story has been a sticking point for many technologists and physicians. It presents some challenges – but those challenges…

Hale Health Launches Relationship-Based Remote Care Platform »

7 Oct, 2014
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Hale Health hopes to strengthen the relationship between doctors and patients. At last month's Health 2.0 conference, Hale Health CEO and co-founder Anna Larson took her company live, launching a digital platform that provides remote care by guiding patients through structured diagnostic protocols, collecting the information needed for effective assessment and triage. "It’s no secret…
Wearables and Analytics Promise a Comprehensive Look at Parkinson’s

Wearables and Analytics Promise a Comprehensive Look at Parkinson’s »

6 Oct, 2014
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Andy Grove, a former Intel CEO, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after retiring from the company. Recently, he brokered a collaboration between Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) with a goal of using big data analytics and Intel technology to better study and understand the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. “Intel has created a…

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