Geneia Joy of Medicine Challenge: Meet Finalist Dr. Lolita Alkureishi

Geneia Joy of Medicine Challenge: Meet Finalist Dr. Lolita Alkureishi »

  A finalist in the Geneia Joy of Medicine Challenge, Dr. Lolita Alkureishi will participate in a live pitch-off event June 8 at MATTER. Working in outpatient practice transitioning to EHR, Dr. Lolita Alkureishi saw firsthand technology’s often negative impact on patient communication and the visit dynamic. “As a fly on…
MIT Media Lab’s Rosalind Picard on the Lab’s New Wellness Initiative

MIT Media Lab’s Rosalind Picard on the Lab’s New Wellness Initiative »

21 May, 2015
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Rosalind Picard is the founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group in MIT's Media Lab. Photo provided. So much of the technology that has transformed our lives has not contributed to our health and wellbeing, says Rosalind Picard, ScD, founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group and professor…
Scott Frederick on the Value of Nurse Technologists

Scott Frederick on the Value of Nurse Technologists »

11 May, 2015
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At PointClear Solutions, Scott Frederick provides clinical insight and product research for software and app developers looking to disrupt healthcare. He's directly associated with one aspect of the PointClear business model that we find fascinating and innovative: the use of nurse technologists to vet the workflow effectiveness of every technology the company manages. This week,…
Scripps Health Cardiologist Sanjeev Bhavnani on Digital and Global Health

Scripps Health Cardiologist Sanjeev Bhavnani on Digital and Global Health »

11 May, 2015
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Sanjeev Bhavnani’s passions go beyond the realm of clinical cardiology. He also has an active interest in digital health technology, especially on a global level. Bhavnani is a clinical cardiologist at Scripps Health in La Jolla, California, with interests in cardiac clinical care and heart failure. His research focuses on the effectiveness of digital health…
Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem

Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem »

Jitin Asnaani sees energy and passion around truly improving patient care. “Physicians want to provide the best care," he says. "Hospitals, health systems and care givers truly want to innovate and lower the cost of care." Still, for all that excitement, Asnaani says a basic commodity is still lacking: data. “It’s like home builders building…
Boston Doctor Raises Over $400,000 for Nepali Earthquake Relief

Boston Doctor Raises Over $400,000 for Nepali Earthquake Relief »

Dr. Bijay Acharya first heard about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, April 25. It was 3 am. Frantically, he called his brother, his parents, his friends. No one picked up. "I couldn't get ahold of them for five hours," he says. "They were the longest five hours of my life." Immediately Acharya,…
Richard Parker on Global Payment Models & His Big Career Transition

Richard Parker on Global Payment Models & His Big Career Transition »

Dr. Richard Parker, former Chief Medical Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), is a man of many talents. In addition to working as a physician, medical director and board member at BIDCO, he has also worked as a political consultant. Now, after working for the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization for more than 15 years, Parker…
MD Idea Lab: Bringing Physician-Led Innovation Into the Clinic

MD Idea Lab: Bringing Physician-Led Innovation Into the Clinic »

4 May, 2015
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MD Idea Lab companies participate in a local hackathon. Photo via MD Idea Lab. John Hayes describes himself as a “technology guy from way back.” A veteran of Thinking Machines, one of the world’s first supercomputing companies, Hayes got the start-up bug early; he also helped to found Geek Offices, one…
Say Goodbye to the Lazy Eye: David Hunter’s Pediatric Vision Scanner

Say Goodbye to the Lazy Eye: David Hunter’s Pediatric Vision Scanner »

Dr. Hunter uses the Pediatric Vision Scanner in his office. For almost twenty years, Dr. David Hunter, Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital Boston and Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, has been working to better detect medical conditions that lead to a loss of vision in children. Recently, all this…
Ebola Hackathon-Inspired Team to Pitch Live at Google Wearables Challenge

Ebola Hackathon-Inspired Team to Pitch Live at Google Wearables Challenge »

Team Proxome includes Adrian Gropper, MD, CTO of Patient Privacy Rights; Sean Doyle, a software engineer at MGH; Jim Wright, an electrical engineer with a background in developing wearable devices for military and medical applications; Jessica Autrey, a current graduate student at Boston University’s School of Public Health; Shauna Biggs, a current graduate student at…

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