Meet Your New Colleague: the Service Bot

Meet Your New Colleague: the Service Bot »

1 Aug, 2018
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Service robots will be a welcome addition to the healthcare team as a way to relieve some of the “hunting and gathering” that nurses spend so much time on. Be prepared for your new clinical team member.

Nurse Led Innovation

Nurse Led Innovation »

5 Jul, 2018
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Nurses solve problems every day, whether it is at the bedside, out in the community or within various parts of the healthcare system. Nurses have a long history of prototyping and creating innovative solutions to care for their patients. Examples of nurse innovators throughout the last hundred years can be found in here. More recently,…
Voice-First Technology in Healthcare: A Glimpse into the Future

Voice-First Technology in Healthcare: A Glimpse into the Future »

25 Jun, 2018
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You've seen it on the news, and you've heard people talking about it: smart speakers, voice assistants, Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, Apple's Siri and many more. Voice-first technology. And then you wonder...how will all of this affect healthcare? We're already seeing the beginnings. Cigna, with its new Alexa skill "Answers By Cigna," has provided an…
Overcoming Medical Discrimination Against Transgender Patients in Healthcare

Overcoming Medical Discrimination Against Transgender Patients in Healthcare »

11 Jun, 2018
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Statistics say that many providers do not possess the diversity training or knowledge necessary to provide adequate care to transgender patients. Susan Boisvert, senior risk specialist at Coverys, hopes to change the numbers

Igniting the Innovative Spark in Nurses through Mindset

Igniting the Innovative Spark in Nurses through Mindset »

9 Jun, 2018
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Every day we read about new technologies and emerging companies working to bring their innovative solutions to market and solve health care challenges facing our health care professionals, patients, families, communities and populations at large. As we read these articles many of us might find ourselves wondering how someone even begins to develop a healthcare…
Innovation Booms at 2018 BIO Conference

Innovation Booms at 2018 BIO Conference »

9 Jun, 2018
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Just this past week, from Monday June 4th to Thursday June 7th, Boston hosted the highly-anticipated 25th annual BIO International Conference. More than 16,000 attendees and 5,000 organizations from over 70 countries came together to discuss some of the hottest topics in healthcare, from digital health to personalized medicine. It also set the World Record…
Pulse@MassChallenge Digital Health Startups Win $200k Cash

Pulse@MassChallenge Digital Health Startups Win $200k Cash »

8 Jun, 2018
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On Tuesday evening, over 30 digital health startups from Boston’s PULSE@MassChallenge accelerator competed for $200k in cash prizes and national recognition at the program’s gala awards ceremony. Leuko, a device for screening neutropenia, captured a $100,000 “diamond” award, while InsightRX, a platform for precision medicine, took home a $60,000 “platinum” prize. Fitly and their SmartPlate…
Top 5 Gerontechnology Products (To Increase Social Engagement for Seniors)

Top 5 Gerontechnology Products (To Increase Social Engagement for Seniors) »

22 May, 2018
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As medicine advances and extends life expectancy, more people are living longer than ever before. Joseph Coughlin, the director of the MIT AgeLab, states “The longevity economy is older adults, which starts at age 50 for most of us, and makes up a $7-to-$9 trillion economy. The 50+ group is responsible for 70% of disposable…
The Fight to Overcome Disparities and Discrimination in LGBTQ Healthcare

The Fight to Overcome Disparities and Discrimination in LGBTQ Healthcare »

11 May, 2018
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The Transforming Healthcare conference seeks to eliminate the prejudice LGBTQ patients often face when seeking medical care.

Nurses: The Pioneers of Problem Solving In Medicine

Nurses: The Pioneers of Problem Solving In Medicine »

  I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. ~ Florence Nightingale  Florence Nightingale is known as a pioneer in nursing. Nightingale saw opportunities to improve the care of patients in the face of challenges that still plague our health care environments today. Some challenges include noise, risks of infection,…

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