Curing Healthcare with Tough Love: TheHumanAPI

Curing Healthcare with Tough Love: TheHumanAPI »

8 Dec, 2014
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Michael DePalma and Richie Etwaru, founders of TheHumanAPI. Photo provided. Necessity is the mother of all inventions, and two life-sciences mavens believe that a prevention-based model is the ultimate cure for today’s disarrayed healthcare system. Michael DePalma and Richie Etwaru, the founders of TheHumanAPI, want to foster paradigm shift by instilling…
The $300 Billion Problem: Medication Adherence

The $300 Billion Problem: Medication Adherence »

20 Nov, 2014
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Photo by Abram Guerra More than forty professionals from the healthcare and startup communities met on November 11, 2014 at the Pegasystems headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. The event, organized by Health Innovators, focused on the $300 billion problem of medication adherence. The audience was made up primarily of technology vendors and service…
Divya Dhar: Empathetic Care Gone Global

Divya Dhar: Empathetic Care Gone Global »

Dr. Dhar. Photo provided. Divya Dhar has a set of intimidating diplomas - MD, MBA, MPA - on her wall and motivation to boot. We were immediately impressed by her drive to succeed - she told us us that she was once challenged by a high powered executive who blatantly said that she wouldn't be able…
Healthy Codeathon Brings Mobile Technology to Women’s Wellness

Healthy Codeathon Brings Mobile Technology to Women’s Wellness »

The teams get to work in their space at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. All pictures by Ben Sisto. Over the weekend of November 7, 2014, six teams of students, developers, and healthcare professionals united at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, competing to build novel web and mobile applications tailored to women’s mental…
Disruptive Innovation: Life After Clayton Christensen’s ‘Innovator’s Prescription’

Disruptive Innovation: Life After Clayton Christensen’s ‘Innovator’s Prescription’ »

4 Nov, 2014
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Clayton Christensen pioneered the idea of disruptive innovation. Photo via Vistage. When it went to print in 2008, “The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care” set off a chain reaction, influencing the way we think about healthcare by explaining why our system is organized the way it is and what…
Train Your Brain Through a Video Game: The Akili Prescription

Train Your Brain Through a Video Game: The Akili Prescription »

Akili's Project EVO is a video game that could help you train your brain. All photos provided. What if brain training technology could be noninvasive, clinically effective and engaging? That's the question Eddie Martucci and Eric Elenko asked themselves in 2011. Both men had an interest in the brain - in…
Catch the Start-Up Bug with Lesley Solomon

Catch the Start-Up Bug with Lesley Solomon »

27 Oct, 2014
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Lesley Solomon, the Executive Director of the Brigham Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a self-proclaimed "startup person." In her role at Brigham and Women's, she uses her startup-inspired roots to make strides in healthcare and her entrepreneurial skills to drive new research initiatives. Solomon has been part of the Brigham community since 2009 when…
MedTech Boston mHealth Rockstar of the Year: Submit Now!

MedTech Boston mHealth Rockstar of the Year: Submit Now! »

21 Oct, 2014
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MedTech Boston is excited to partner with the mHealth Summit to bring you the "MedTech Boston mHealth Rockstar of the Year Challenge" (#MTBRock). The mHealth Summit, which meets in the Washington, DC area in December, is the world's largest mobile and connected health event with over 5,000 attendees. This is an open call to any…
Health 2.0 Fall Conference: Innovations We Loved

Health 2.0 Fall Conference: Innovations We Loved »

16 Oct, 2014
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We loved what we heard (and saw and read) at Health 2.0's annual fall conference. Here are a few of our favorite innovations: 1. The Withings Activite Watch All photos by Jaskaran Dhillon. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Can you believe this is a piece of wearable…
Massachusetts Medical Society’s CIT Award Funds Innovative Technology Projects

Massachusetts Medical Society’s CIT Award Funds Innovative Technology Projects »

11 Sep, 2014
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Dr. Yu accepts the Mass Medical Society CIT Award last year. All photos provided. Left to right: Richard Pieters, MD, President of the MMS, YiDing Yu, MD, Eugenia Marcus, MD, recent past Chair of the MMS CIT, Ronald Dunlap, MD, immediate Past President of the MMS, Leon Barzin, Director of Health…

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