6 Reasons Why Digital Health Startups Will Fail (Obamacare Repeal Won’t Be One of Them)

6 Reasons Why Digital Health Startups Will Fail (Obamacare Repeal Won’t Be One of Them) »

In 2015 alone, digital health saw $4.5 Billion in venture funding—and yet so many of those well-intentioned startups have been unsuccessful. That is because healthcare has challenges that no other industry faces. Here are 6 mistakes digital health entrepreneurs frequently make that prevent them from turning their lofty mission into a scalable business.

Hospitals Can Work Together to Detect—and Deter—the Drivers of Poor Health

Hospitals Can Work Together to Detect—and Deter—the Drivers of Poor Health »

Why hospitals in the greater Boston area should partner with government, community health centers, regional planning agencies, community development corporations and others to develop a true regional health needs assessment. 

Improving Patient Experience with a Consumer-Centric Approach

Improving Patient Experience with a Consumer-Centric Approach »

In today’s healthcare system, patients are looking for the kind of value and efficiency that they have come to expect as consumers. MedTech Boston sat down with Michael Ruiz of MedStar Health to discuss the way that patient engagement and care is changing in the face of emerging technologies.

Why I Left Clinical Practice and Headed To Kendall Square

Why I Left Clinical Practice and Headed To Kendall Square »

"I realized the healthcare solutions I sought were not rooted in clinical practice or policy; they were rooted in entrepreneurship and innovation."

A Physician’s Road to Recovery

A Physician’s Road to Recovery »

We sat down with Peter Grinspoon, MD--who is celebrating nine years of recovery from drug addiction--to discuss his new memoir and the unique challenges faced by addicted physicians.

Creating a Virtual Practice: Dr. Ronald Dixon Talks Asynchronous Telehealth

Creating a Virtual Practice: Dr. Ronald Dixon Talks Asynchronous Telehealth »

Integrating asynchronous methods with the traditional in-person model is “the way forward”

What Brigham & Women’s Epic Implementation Can Teach Us About Interoperability

What Brigham & Women’s Epic Implementation Can Teach Us About Interoperability »

Photo via Sherry Yates Young/Shutterstock. On May 30, 2015, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners Home Care and Dana Farber Cancer Institute went live with Epic systems, in what was said to be the largest implementation in the EHR vendor’s history. Both clinical and revenue cycle systems were implemented on the same…
Ask the Experts: Is Innovating Within an Academic Medical Center Really Possible?

Ask the Experts: Is Innovating Within an Academic Medical Center Really Possible? »

At MedTech Boston, we spend a lot of time thinking - and writing - about the best places for healthcare innovation to occur. Is it within the private sector? Maybe inside an incubator that's funded by a larger organization? Or perhaps healthcare innovation is best catalyzed within an academic medical center. Innovators tend to disagree…
The Affordable Care Act Five Years Later: Winners and Losers

The Affordable Care Act Five Years Later: Winners and Losers »

This post was originally published on the American Resident Project's blog. Photo via zimmytws/ Shutterstock. It’s been five years since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, and much of the health care landscape has changed as a result. The policy is smoothly running its course…
Healthcare Wearables: Thoughts from the Experts on Challenges & Potential Breakthroughs

Healthcare Wearables: Thoughts from the Experts on Challenges & Potential Breakthroughs »

We love wearable technology at MedTech Boston. We're constantly reporting on the hottest new trends and the life-changing capabilities of devices like the iThermonitor, embr's Wristify and Google Glass. We're even helping with Medstro's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge, which will culminate in a live pitch-off in Boston this April. But the use of wearable…

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