#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

22 May, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. Newton-Based Jana Care Launches Diabetes Management App Jana Care announced this week the launch of a mobile diabetes management solution that allows for coaching, monitoring and shareable data. The app will be used by all 20 centers in the Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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15 May, 2015
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1. A Partners Program Lowers Hospital Admissions & Mortality Rates Partners HealthCare Connected Health announced this week that their remote monitoring program for heart failure patients resulted in lower hospitalization and mortality rates (you can see the full results in their study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research last month). "These findings suggest that our Connected…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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8 May, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. The VA Center for Innovation Launches a New Initiative On May 15, the VA will be launch a VA Innovation Creation Series, which will hopefully accelerate the development of prosthetics and assistive technologies for Veterans. The series will be launched at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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1 May, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: M2D2's new collaborative lab space will open next month. Photo via M2D2. 1. M2D2's Bigger Space The University of Massachusetts medical device incubator M2D2 will open a new, fully-equipped shared lab space on June 1st of this year. The collaborative space,…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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24 Apr, 2015
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1. Tal Medical Secures $14 Million in Financing Round We wrote about Tal Medical, a local company developing new treatments for depression and other psychiatric disorders, a few months ago. But since then, the company has raised additional funding and added new industry veterans to their team. According to a release, the company will use…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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17 Apr, 2015
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Congress pass a new Medicare policy this week. Photo via Shutterstock/ zimmytws. 1. "Doc Fix" Gets the Nix Last Tuesday, a policy nicknamed the "doc fix" finally got the ax. The policy, which has served as an excuse for crisis-motivated legislation for many years, refers to a process by which Congress struggled…
Win Burke on Coordinating Patient Care with iGetBetter

Win Burke on Coordinating Patient Care with iGetBetter »

1 Apr, 2015
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Win Burke, president, CEO and co-founder of iGetBetter, finds it easy to talk about the successful pilots of his company’s technology at healthcare organizations around the country. But it's much harder to discuss the reasons behind his personal desire to fix the problem of coordinating patient care. Burke's sister died of cancer three years ago,…
What a Community-Based Asthma Care Program Teaches Us About Payment Reform

What a Community-Based Asthma Care Program Teaches Us About Payment Reform »

A Boston Children's Hospital asthma initiative serves as a case study for payment reform. Photo via higherperspective.com It’s clear as day that the American method of paying for healthcare is broken. But things get murky when it comes to finding appropriate solutions. Debates about the "ideal" payment model, a model that offers…
Wearables and Analytics Promise a Comprehensive Look at Parkinson’s

Wearables and Analytics Promise a Comprehensive Look at Parkinson’s »

6 Oct, 2014
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Andy Grove, a former Intel CEO, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after retiring from the company. Recently, he brokered a collaboration between Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) with a goal of using big data analytics and Intel technology to better study and understand the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. “Intel has created a…

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