The Doctor as a Digital Decoder

The Doctor as a Digital Decoder »

31 Mar, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
To read more posts like this, visit the American Resident Project. The growing wearable sensor market is yielding ever-increasing amounts of consumer-derived digital data. These data can consist of many different physiologic measures such as heart rate and rhythm, sleep quality, brain activity, and physical activity levels. As many consumers and…
Wearables Week Boston 2015 Announced

Wearables Week Boston 2015 Announced »

12 Mar, 2015
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MIT Hacking Medicine, Medstro and Quantified Self Boston today announced that they are teaming up to launch the first ever "Wearables Week" focusing on the use of wearables to create innovative healthcare solutions. Wearables Week will be held April 21-26, 2015 at venues around Kendall Square and will feature three unique events showcasing the latest…
MEDRC: Improving Medical Devices with Microelectronics

MEDRC: Improving Medical Devices with Microelectronics »

The wearable vital signs monitor can continuously measure heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, stroke volume, and respiratory rate. Continuous monitoring of these vital signs can help assess the wearer's overall state of health and identify risks for cardiovascular diseases. Photo via MIT. As our technological devices become smaller and more portable,…
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…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

16 Jan, 2015
News
Google Glass sales will be halted, according to BBC News. Photo via Shutterstock. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Google Glass Sales Halted Google announced yesterday that while it is still committed to making Google Glass work, it will stop producing the product in…
Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends

Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends »

It's been quite a year in the medtech and healthcare spaces. We've seen the medical world fall in love (and maybe out of love) with Google Glass and other wearables. EHRs have continually failed our system, causing frustration and efforts toward improved interoperability. Data concerns spurred conversations about privacy and patient-controlled care. Collaborations between academic medical…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

9 Jan, 2015
News
Image via savings wiki. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. There's $75 Million Up for Grabs Connecticut-based HealthInvest Equity Partners filed with the SEC this week, creating a new $75 million investment fund specifically for health companies. Where are they looking to invest? There's a…
Dr. William Hersh Wins HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award

Dr. William Hersh Wins HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award »

9 Jan, 2015
NewsPeople
It's been a big year for Dr. William Hersh, professor and chair of the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He's worked to advance the new clinical informatics subspecialty, including being a major spokesperson for the movement, directing the one and only (offered by AMIA) board review course in…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

2 Jan, 2015
News
What's in a FitBit? controversy, it turns out. Photo via FitBit Flex wiki. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Santa Claus Came to Town... With FitBits FitBit's sales numbers jumped this season as people rushed to buy the newest version of the activity tracker…

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