Hacking Medicine Institute’s New App Review Program Helps Patients, Providers Cut Through The Noise

Hacking Medicine Institute’s New App Review Program Helps Patients, Providers Cut Through The Noise »

30 Apr, 2016
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The Hacking Medicine Institute today announced RANKED Health, a program to critically evaluate and rank health-focused applications and connected devices. The program aims to identify both the “best-in-class” apps and those that are potentially dangerous to consumers.

By Connecting Patients with Tech Talent, Alzheimer’s Association Inspires New mHealth Tool

By Connecting Patients with Tech Talent, Alzheimer’s Association Inspires New mHealth Tool »

Although the #ENDALZ Hackathon marked the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH chapter’s first foray into orchestrating a tech brainstorming session, it yielded CarePal, a promising smartphone app set to hit the market early next year.

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…
Ask the Experts: Are Apps Invading Healthcare?

Ask the Experts: Are Apps Invading Healthcare? »

Apps are slowly invading healthcare. Why should you care? Photo via everythingpossible/ Shutterstock. It's not a secret that apps are invading healthcare. But the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is asking an important question: Why should you care? On May 7, 2015, MMS will hold a panel on this topic from 6-9 pm…
What the MedTech Act Really Means for Healthcare Innovation

What the MedTech Act Really Means for Healthcare Innovation »

13 Apr, 2015
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We outline the pros and cons of the MedTech Act. Will it help grow or crush healthcare innovation? Photo via stasique/ shutterstock. In 2014, Senators Orrin Hatch and Michael Bennett proposed an initiative called the “Medical Electronic Data Technology Enhancement for Consumers' Health Act.” The act focuses on bringing medical innovations…
Why Critical Validation is Crucial for Sustained Healthcare Growth

Why Critical Validation is Crucial for Sustained Healthcare Growth »

A startup founder pitches his idea at the 2014 Brigham Innovation Hub Shark Tank. For more blogs by members of the Brigham Innovation Hub, visit their website. The digital health market enjoyed record-breaking levels of funding in 2014. According to Rock Health, venture funding for digital health companies surpassed $4.1B, nearly…
Pearls of Wisdom from the 2014 mHealth Summit

Pearls of Wisdom from the 2014 mHealth Summit »

Photo by Dr. Stuart Hochron. The buzz at this year’s mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. revolved around two deeply different types of technology: relatively low-tech solutions for care coordination, and the remarkable potential of EHR analytics. The value of combining high and low-tech solutions was also on display in the area of remote…
Analytics, Behavioral Health and Cellphones: The ABC Approach of Ginger.io

Analytics, Behavioral Health and Cellphones: The ABC Approach of Ginger.io »

3 Dec, 2014
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At the recent Exponential Medicine conference in San Diego, we had the opportunity to spend some time with Vinod Khosla, a prominent venture capitalist. Mr. Khosla has a vision to drive the current practice of medicine toward a more data-driven science of medicine, especially when it comes to behavioral health. One of the companies he…
Our Guide to the 5 Most Popular iOS Health Apps – And Why They Work

Our Guide to the 5 Most Popular iOS Health Apps – And Why They Work »

mHealth offerings come in all shapes and sizes these days. Photo via SmartAirMedia. As the end of the year approaches, most of us are fine-tuning our holiday shopping strategies and planning menus for gatherings of families and friends. The year began with such promise as we set ambitious goals to shed…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

9 Oct, 2014
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Boston startup PillPack brings in the big bucks. Photo via PillPack. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, in Boston and beyond: 1. PillPack Raised $8.75 Million in Funding You may have heard about the Somerville-based startup PillPack - we've written about them before. Their founder, TJ Parker, was a founding…

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