Nina Nashif of Healthbox: A Catalyst for Change

Nina Nashif of Healthbox: A Catalyst for Change »

10 Sep, 2014
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Nina Nashif began her career working in textiles, but quickly moved into the healthcare space where she's found that she can really make a difference. Photo provided. Nina Nashif, the Founder & CEO of Healthbox, is becoming a prominent name in the digital health space. Healthbox is an accelerator that has helped launch 63…
Chasing the Triple Aim: Care at Hand’s Digital Model

Chasing the Triple Aim: Care at Hand’s Digital Model »

Care at Hand's new information-sharing platform can be used on any device. The right information in the right hands at the right time really can enable smarter healthcare at a lower cost. Case in point: Lawrence, Massachusetts-based Elder Services of Merrimack Valley’s successful health coach program, enabled by Care at Hand’s…
Patient-Centered Medical Homes: A Recipe for Success

Patient-Centered Medical Homes: A Recipe for Success »

Key objectives of the patient-centered medical home model. Image via Orlando Health Docs. In our scattered healthcare system, the patient-centered medical home model has risen to the surface as a way to practice primary care in a completely revolutionized way. The patient-centered medical home is a transition away from symptom and illness-based care,…
Hope Springs Eternal in Primary Care, Says Peter Meyers

Hope Springs Eternal in Primary Care, Says Peter Meyers »

While focusing on primary care this month (because of our 2014 Primary Care Challenge live event on September 16) we came across Peter Meyers, a fourth-year medical student from the University of Minnesota. Peter is the Clinical Innovation Content Fellow at Primary Care Progress, and he just finished a MPH program focused on health policy. As we…
OPENPediatrics: Digital Health Across the Globe

OPENPediatrics: Digital Health Across the Globe »

OPENPediatrics brings information to pediatric medical professionals all over the world. A child from the United States was vacationing with her family in Guatemala City when she fell critically ill, and Dr. Jeffrey Burns was asked to care for her from afar. As Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and…
PatientsLikeMe: Carlos Rodarte’s Push for Connectivity

PatientsLikeMe: Carlos Rodarte’s Push for Connectivity »

28 Aug, 2014
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When Carlos Rodarte left his life sciences consulting job, he wanted to help fix the American healthcare system by making use of mobile platforms and devices. Three years later, he's on his way. Rodarte joined PatientsLikeMe in late 2010, working to build an online patient community where patients share their health data, meet other patients like…
Google Glass in Medical Education: Tristan Gorrindo’s Perspective

Google Glass in Medical Education: Tristan Gorrindo’s Perspective »

27 Aug, 2014
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Google Glass photo via KevinMD. Tristan Gorrindo is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. As with many medical professionals, he has big hopes for Google Glass - but says that those hopes may be a ways off when it comes…
Dr. Kathy Nieder Talks Technology in Primary Care

Dr. Kathy Nieder Talks Technology in Primary Care »

25 Aug, 2014
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Can ipads in the office help us teach patients? Maybe, says Dr. Nieder. Photo via MarketWatch. Dr. Kathy Nieder, a family medicine doctor at Baptist Medical Associates (BMA), is at the forefront of technology in medicine. She recently joined the HiMMS Connected Patient Committee, a committee dedicated to developing tools that…
Unshackling the Physician: Karandeep Singh on Glass & Primary Care

Unshackling the Physician: Karandeep Singh on Glass & Primary Care »

20 Aug, 2014
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Karandeep Singh, MD gives a Google Glass Demo last April at Boston's Google headquarters. All photos provided by Jennifer Joe. On April 23, 2014, the Boston medical community came together at the Boston Google headquarters to learn about the possibilities of wearables and Google Glass. Everyone was buzzing - What is Google Glass? What's special about…
Primary Care Change Agents: HMS Fellows Push for Innovation

Primary Care Change Agents: HMS Fellows Push for Innovation »

19 Aug, 2014
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Harvard Medical School, photo via flickr. Each year, the Innovation Fellows program at Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care selects doctors to focus on one of America's biggest healthcare puzzles: primary care. The fellows create communities of clinician innovators and mentors, promote cross-disciplinary collaborations, and lead innovations in diabetes, depression management,…

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