M2D2’s “Shark Tank”: Five Innovative Healthcare Pitches

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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…
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…
Leapfrog’s Leader Warns of “Tsunami” Ahead at Economist’s Health Care Forum

Leapfrog’s Leader Warns of “Tsunami” Ahead at Economist’s Health Care Forum »

29 Sep, 2014
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Speakers at the Economist's Health Care Forum debated the riding costs of healthcare. Image via Lori Ehrlich. A mammogram can cost between $45 and $400 in Miami, Fla. But in New York City, an MRI of your lower back can range from $416 to $4,527. If patients can’t pinpoint the cost…
5 Need-To-Know Healthcare Trends We Heard About at The Economist’s Health Care Forum

5 Need-To-Know Healthcare Trends We Heard About at The Economist’s Health Care Forum »

24 Sep, 2014
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Forum panelists, including Jonathan Bush, debate Obamacare at The Economist's Health Care Forum. Photo via @TheIdeasEconomy. Much of the "healthcare crisis" you keep hearing about is a direct result of increasing costs, rapidly aging populations, chronic diseases and infectious disease outbreaks – and an emerging middle class demanding greater transparency and access to…
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…
RP-VITA Robot Extends Specialized Medical Care

RP-VITA Robot Extends Specialized Medical Care »

RP-VITA provides specialized service from afar. Photos and videos provided. Imagine that your three-year-old daughter has a temperature of 101 and is experiencing a rash and dizziness. You’d want to know ASAP whether she was having an allergic reaction to sulfa or was suffering from meningitis. After halting her sulfa intake,…

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