More Disruption Please: Athenahealth’s Hackathon Offers Powerful Resources & Connections

More Disruption Please: Athenahealth’s Hackathon Offers Powerful Resources & Connections »

20 Oct, 2014
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At their foundation, healthcare hackathons are about bringing together people from diverse backgrounds - medicine, technology, engineering, design and business - to identify and solve healthcare problems. Next month's athenahealth "More Disruption Please" hackathon (meeting from November 14-November 16, 2014) will be more of the same, but with a twist. "More Disruption Please is our…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

17 Oct, 2014
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We bring you this week’s healthcare and medtech trends, in Boston and beyond: 1. Reduced Residency Hours Aren't Terribly Problematic In a study published in the October 2014 issue of Health Affairs, researchers found that capping medical residency hours at 80 hours per week with shifts not exceeding 30 hours - a reform implemented in 2003 -…
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…
Shopping for Health Insurance with Walmart & DirectHealth.com

Shopping for Health Insurance with Walmart & DirectHealth.com »

14 Oct, 2014
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Photo via NBC News. Many critics of our healthcare system recommend buying healthcare like you'd buy a car. Now Walmart is hoping on board, too. On October 6, 2014, Walmart announced a partnership with DirectHealth.com, launching a program they call 'Healthcare Begins Here' that hopes to educate customers on health insurance options. DirectHealth.com…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

9 Oct, 2014
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Boston startup PillPack brings in the big bucks. Photo via PillPack. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, in Boston and beyond: 1. PillPack Raised $8.75 Million in Funding You may have heard about the Somerville-based startup PillPack - we've written about them before. Their founder, TJ Parker, was a founding…
Michael Palmer, MD: A Generous, Innovative Physician, Remembered

Michael Palmer, MD: A Generous, Innovative Physician, Remembered »

30 Sep, 2014
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Photo via Not Running a Hospital: In Memorium Dr. Palmer. To say that Michael Palmer, MD, was gregarious or friendly would be a vast understatement. Instead, his friends and family members say that he was better defined as "a connector" with a special ability to make a new acquaintance feel trusting…
Hacking Pediatrics 2.0: Kicking Innovation Up Another Notch

Hacking Pediatrics 2.0: Kicking Innovation Up Another Notch »

30 Sep, 2014
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Finalists present at last year's Hacking Pediatrics. Photo by Dr. Jennifer Joe. Last year, Michael Docktor, a Boston Children's Hospital physician, became obsessed with what was going on in the start-up and healthcare spaces. After watching Rock Health, Healthbox and other accelerators, he pitched the idea of running a Boston Children's accelerator.…
Rockstar Women in MedTech: A Series Preview

Rockstar Women in MedTech: A Series Preview »

25 Sep, 2014
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We've spent the past month rounding up innovative women in medtech as part of our new series - and we're just getting started. In case you missed our last few Q&As, here's a quick look at women who are making a big difference in an often-stubborn industry. Amy Cueva Amy Cueva, founder and Chief Experience Officer of Mad*Pow,…
Turfly: A Ramp to Health & Movement

Turfly: A Ramp to Health & Movement »

What initially started as an effort by Vik Paruchuri, Nicolas Saint-Arnaud and Tyler Martin to prevent cardiovascular disease eventually turned into a long look at what keeps people healthy. Paruchuri, Saint-Arnaud and Martin are the founders of Turfly, an innovative app billed as "Runkeeper meets Foursquare" that allows users to capture turf, gaining points for movement and competing…
7 Wearables You’ll See At Health 2.0’s Fall Conference

7 Wearables You’ll See At Health 2.0’s Fall Conference »

On September 21, 2014, healthcare innovators from across the country will come together in Santa Clara for four days of demos, networking, presentations and inspiration at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference. Attendees will have access to 80 speakers, 30 panels, workshops, discussion sessions and 150 product demos. We'll be there, but we got a sneak peak…

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