23andMe Wins FDA Approval for New Genetic Test

23andMe Wins FDA Approval for New Genetic Test »

4 Mar, 2015
News
In the past, the FDA has expressed worry that consumers might misinterpret at-home genetic tests, leading to improper decisions without physician guidance. This is why 23andMe was forced table one of their personal genome tests in November 2013. It's been an uphill battle, 23andMe's leaders say. That's also why, when the FDA granted direct-to-consumer marketing rights for 23andMe’s Bloom Syndrome…
The Top 10 Healthcare Innovations of 2015

The Top 10 Healthcare Innovations of 2015 »

Our friends at the Brigham Innovation Hub recently developed a list of the Top 10 Healthcare Innovations of 2015, which we're excited to share! Their process began with gathering answers to this big question: What are the most promising upcoming healthcare innovations that are likely to have the biggest impact on improving patient care in…
Electronic Health Records, Part 2: Opportunities

Electronic Health Records, Part 2: Opportunities »

18 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
What are the opportunities presented by electronic medical records? Photo via Carlos Amarillo/ Shutterstock As discussed in the previous article in this series, the broad adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has presented healthcare professionals with numerous challenges. It’s not surprising that many of us are left wondering: Will all of…
Electronic Health Records, Part 1: Challenges

Electronic Health Records, Part 1: Challenges »

17 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
What are the challenges presented by electronic medical records? Photo via Carlos Amarillo/ Shutterstock. In just a decade, medical documentation has transitioned from mostly paper records to mostly electronic records. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 78% of office-based physicians and 59% of hospitals use a basic electronic…
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…
What You Missed at Boston’s Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

What You Missed at Boston’s Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum »

26 Nov, 2014
EventsNews
Suchi Saria speaks at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum. Photo by Aine Cryts. The ethics of using predictive analytics in medical decision making. A mobile app that captures clinical data from Parkinson’s patients. Using predictive analytics to help inform end of life decisions. These are just three of the topics…
4 Crucial Concepts from Exponential Medicine 2014

4 Crucial Concepts from Exponential Medicine 2014 »

Exponential Medicine attendees. Photos provided. The Exponential Medicine conference has been an extraordinary event so far, bringing together thought leaders in innovation, technology, science, and healthcare from around the globe for a four day meeting in San Diego. It's been a reboot for the way we think about healthcare challenges and a look at…

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