Joy of Medicine Challenge Winners Announced

Joy of Medicine Challenge Winners Announced »

19 May, 2015
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Medstro, the Social Network for Physicians, and Geneia, a company of experienced healthcare change agents creating analytic and technology solutions to improve healthcare, today announced the three finalists in the Geneia Joy of Medicine Challenge. The Challenge - an online competition created to encourage U.S.-licensed physicians and medical students to submit their ideas for relieving…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

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…
Healthcare Wearables: Thoughts from the Experts on Challenges & Potential Breakthroughs

Healthcare Wearables: Thoughts from the Experts on Challenges & Potential Breakthroughs »

We love wearable technology at MedTech Boston. We're constantly reporting on the hottest new trends and the life-changing capabilities of devices like the iThermonitor, embr's Wristify and Google Glass. We're even helping with Medstro's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge, which will culminate in a live pitch-off in Boston this April. But the use of wearable…
Scott Frederick on the Value of Nurse Technologists

Scott Frederick on the Value of Nurse Technologists »

11 May, 2015
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At PointClear Solutions, Scott Frederick provides clinical insight and product research for software and app developers looking to disrupt healthcare. He's directly associated with one aspect of the PointClear business model that we find fascinating and innovative: the use of nurse technologists to vet the workflow effectiveness of every technology the company manages. This week,…
#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…
Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem

Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem »

Jitin Asnaani sees energy and passion around truly improving patient care. “Physicians want to provide the best care," he says. "Hospitals, health systems and care givers truly want to innovate and lower the cost of care." Still, for all that excitement, Asnaani says a basic commodity is still lacking: data. “It’s like home builders building…
What the ONC Interoperability Roadmap Means for Physician Practices

What the ONC Interoperability Roadmap Means for Physician Practices »

5 May, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
The inability to exchange health information on a large scale is one of the most significant limitations of today’s electronic health records (EHR). However, interoperability may become a reality as soon as 2017, according to a draft roadmap published by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) in January. The document, titled Connecting Health and…
10 Quotable Moments from the World Medical Innovation Forum

10 Quotable Moments from the World Medical Innovation Forum »

Ann Romney, Global Ambassador for the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Nancy Synderman, Chief Medical Editor, NBC News. All photos via WMIF. The World Medical Innovation Forum (WMIF) took place last week from April 27 to 29, 2015 at the Westin Copley Place Boston…
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1 May, 2015
News
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,…
The EHR: Should Patients Have Access?

The EHR: Should Patients Have Access? »

29 Apr, 2015
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Should patients interact with their own medical charts? Photo via Naypong/ Shutterstock. The past decade has seen one of the most argumentative and least productive Congresses in the history of our nation - especially when it comes to ideas around healthcare reform. In this arena, the implementation of programs like The…

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