#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

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…
Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team Memorandum

Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team Memorandum »

17 Apr, 2015
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Nisarg Patel. Nisarg Patel may still be at the beginning of his career - he's a first year medical student at Harvard - but he has some big, career-making ideas. Along with team members Manav Sevak, Kunaal Naik, Manjinder Kandol and Kurt Carpenter, Patel pitched his idea for using wearables to improve medication…
Controversial Pavlok Device Hits Google Wearables Challenge Next Week

Controversial Pavlok Device Hits Google Wearables Challenge Next Week »

The Pavlok team. Photo provided. Maneesh Sethi, founder of Pavlok, once hired a woman to slap him when he got distracted at work. Years later, Sethi and his co-founder, Jim Lynch, launched Pavlok, a wearable device based on those slaps. The device uses electric shock, which is supported as a powerful behavior change…
Ask the Experts: Startup Advice

Ask the Experts: Startup Advice »

We all have great ideas about improving healthcare. But what does it take to actually implement these ideas - to turn them from a dose of midnight inspiration into a full-fledged, financially stable, investor-backed company? On April 23, 2015, four healthcare entrepreneurs will convene to answer exactly this question at Google's Cambridge headquarters. As part of…
Changing the Cancer Care Paradigm: Team OnClass Heads to Google Cambridge

Changing the Cancer Care Paradigm: Team OnClass Heads to Google Cambridge »

14 Apr, 2015
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Team Members (L to R): Sameer Massand, Ajay Kohli, Maxwell Henderson, Sarah Foster, Katja Engetschwiler, Trevor Heins, Benjamin Ehrlich, Jacob Zeitzew, Anita Ramoliya, Ajit Kohli "Few moments can be tougher for patients than receiving a diagnosis of cancer," says Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge finalist Ajay Kohli. "As clinicians, we want…
Meet Google Wearables Challenge Finalists Courtney Hill & Allison Arensman

Meet Google Wearables Challenge Finalists Courtney Hill & Allison Arensman »

Courtney Hill, MD, and Allison Arensman, MD, met as interns and have shared a love for healthcare innovation ever since. So when they saw Medstro's Google Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge, applying was almost a no brainer. Courtney Hill studies Head & Neck surgery. Hill is a fourth year Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

10 Apr, 2015
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1. Costs of Care Launches Story Contest Every year, the non-profit value-based care organization Costs of Care holds an essay contest inviting patients, clinicians and students to share real stories about the successes and failures of healthcare affordability. Why? "Ultimately, no amount of regulating, reorganizing or otherwise reforming the healthcare system will successfully contain costs unless…
The Future is You: Our Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Google Wearables in Healthcare Final Pitch-Off

The Future is You: Our Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Google Wearables in Healthcare Final Pitch-Off »

6 Apr, 2015
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Karandeep Singh, MD, the keynote from last year's Google Glass challenge. As you know, the mission of Medstro (the social network for physicians and medical students) and MedTech Boston is to connect providers, patients, families and students, spreading the word about the latest innovations in medical technology and facilitating collaborations. And while we usually do…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

3 Apr, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. Medisafe Integrates BioFeedback Medisafe, a global medication management program based out of Boston, will now allow patients to track and correlate their adherence directly with health outcomes. The company is hopeful that this will help users visualize how taking medication or missing a…
WHPC Finalist Mark Hoffman Talks Temperature Regulation & Innovation Inspiration

WHPC Finalist Mark Hoffman Talks Temperature Regulation & Innovation Inspiration »

3 Apr, 2015
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Dr. Mark Hoffman, third from right, with members of his team. Photo provided. When Mark Hoffman, PhD, the director of the Center for Health Insights at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, proposed that the Raiing Medical iThermonitor could be used to study baseline “normal” body temperatures, he believed that he was on to something…

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