#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…
Wearables and Analytics Promise a Comprehensive Look at Parkinson’s

Wearables and Analytics Promise a Comprehensive Look at Parkinson’s »

6 Oct, 2014
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Andy Grove, a former Intel CEO, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after retiring from the company. Recently, he brokered a collaboration between Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) with a goal of using big data analytics and Intel technology to better study and understand the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. “Intel has created a…
John Moore: Developing A New Approach to Patient Centered Care

John Moore: Developing A New Approach to Patient Centered Care »

John Moore, CEO and co-founder of Twine Health. John Moore, winner of the MedTech Boston Primary Care Innovation award and co-founder and CEO of Twine Health, challenges the traditional patient-clinician relationship every day through his collaborative technology work. Moore began his studies at Boston University as a biomedical engineer. From there,…
Loanscribe: Consolidating & Reducing Medical Student Loans

Loanscribe: Consolidating & Reducing Medical Student Loans »

Image via "Deferred: Confessions of a Student Loan Debt Collector" Just ask Jonathan Bush and his "More Disruption Please" Athenahealth program - disrupting the medical ecosystem with hackathons and start-ups is hot. But most entrepreneurs and developers realize that successful disruption requires a physician who understands clinical workflow and data analysis. As the Editor-in-Chief…
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.…
Leapfrog’s Leader Warns of “Tsunami” Ahead at Economist’s Health Care Forum

Leapfrog’s Leader Warns of “Tsunami” Ahead at Economist’s Health Care Forum »

29 Sep, 2014
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Speakers at the Economist's Health Care Forum debated the riding costs of healthcare. Image via Lori Ehrlich. A mammogram can cost between $45 and $400 in Miami, Fla. But in New York City, an MRI of your lower back can range from $416 to $4,527. If patients can’t pinpoint the cost…
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,…
Mad*Pow’s Amy Cueva Named to Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

Mad*Pow’s Amy Cueva Named to Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 »

24 Sep, 2014
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Amy Cueva, founder and Chief Experience Officer of Mad*Pow, has been named to the 2014 class of Boston Business Journal's 40 under 40 honorees. The honor recognizes Boston-based leaders who are making a major impact in their respective fields and in civic life, all before their 40th birthday. “The whole Mad*Pow team is thrilled and proud to…
5 Need-To-Know Healthcare Trends We Heard About at The Economist’s Health Care Forum

5 Need-To-Know Healthcare Trends We Heard About at The Economist’s Health Care Forum »

24 Sep, 2014
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Forum panelists, including Jonathan Bush, debate Obamacare at The Economist's Health Care Forum. Photo via @TheIdeasEconomy. Much of the "healthcare crisis" you keep hearing about is a direct result of increasing costs, rapidly aging populations, chronic diseases and infectious disease outbreaks – and an emerging middle class demanding greater transparency and access to…

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