Google Glass at Pri-Med East

Google Glass at Pri-Med East »

15 Sep, 2014
EventsUncategorized
Yesterday I zoomed down to Boston for the second day of Pri-Med East. Pri-Med is a medical education company with conferences in over 30 cities in the US, online CME offerings, an electronic health record software, and more. Now I'm not a doctor (nor do I play one on TV), but I am the market research manager for Pri-Med. And I had…
mHealth Apps & Privacy Policies: What Next?

mHealth Apps & Privacy Policies: What Next? »

15 Sep, 2014
NewsUncategorized
Dr. Ali Sunyaev recently published a study with his colleague Dr. Kenneth Mandl about the privacy policies - or the lack thereof - of the world's most popular mHealth apps. Photo provided. Last week we were hit with a Mobi Health News announcement: Less than a third of popular health apps have privacy…
UMass Amherst Professor Wins NSF Award for mHealth Data Work

UMass Amherst Professor Wins NSF Award for mHealth Data Work »

10 Sep, 2014
NewsUncategorized
Marlin's research focuses on mHealth data processing. Photo provided. Increased adoption of electronic health records is a good thing – but what to do with all that data to enable meaningful clinical data support? That’s what drives Benjamin Marlin, Ph.D., assistant professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst. “Electronic health records are…
Nina Nashif of Healthbox: A Catalyst for Change

Nina Nashif of Healthbox: A Catalyst for Change »

10 Sep, 2014
PeopleUncategorized
Nina Nashif began her career working in textiles, but quickly moved into the healthcare space where she's found that she can really make a difference. Photo provided. Nina Nashif, the Founder & CEO of Healthbox, is becoming a prominent name in the digital health space. Healthbox is an accelerator that has helped launch 63…
Chasing the Triple Aim: Care at Hand’s Digital Model

Chasing the Triple Aim: Care at Hand’s Digital Model »

Care at Hand's new information-sharing platform can be used on any device. The right information in the right hands at the right time really can enable smarter healthcare at a lower cost. Case in point: Lawrence, Massachusetts-based Elder Services of Merrimack Valley’s successful health coach program, enabled by Care at Hand’s…
Hooked on HealthTap

Hooked on HealthTap »

HealthTap brings medical expertise into your pocket - or onto your tablet - with the click of a button. In the world of constantly changing online medicine, HealthTap has doctors and patients hooked. It's Reddit, Ask Jeeves, Yelp and the Mayo Clinic all rolled into one platform, giving patients direct access to doctors…
Patient-Centered Medical Homes: A Recipe for Success

Patient-Centered Medical Homes: A Recipe for Success »

Key objectives of the patient-centered medical home model. Image via Orlando Health Docs. In our scattered healthcare system, the patient-centered medical home model has risen to the surface as a way to practice primary care in a completely revolutionized way. The patient-centered medical home is a transition away from symptom and illness-based care,…
Primary Care Via Telemedicine: A New Form of Ongoing Delivery

Primary Care Via Telemedicine: A New Form of Ongoing Delivery »

5 Sep, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
A doctor completes a tele-consult. Image via telemedicine wiki. Telemedical treatment has been a tantalizing possibility for many years, for reasons including a failure of health plans to pay for it and too little bandwidth to support it, but those reasons are quickly being trumped by the need for quick, cheap,…
New Electrospinning Research Could Lead to Wound Healing

New Electrospinning Research Could Lead to Wound Healing »

4 Sep, 2014
NewsUncategorized
Electrospinning is a complicated but useful method of tissue regeneration. Photo via electrospinning wiki. Over recent years, medicine has experienced a very exciting paradigm shift, evolving from a passive style of treating disease step by step to a more active and dynamic approach. Exciting new research published by a team at…
Hope Springs Eternal in Primary Care, Says Peter Meyers

Hope Springs Eternal in Primary Care, Says Peter Meyers »

While focusing on primary care this month (because of our 2014 Primary Care Challenge live event on September 16) we came across Peter Meyers, a fourth-year medical student from the University of Minnesota. Peter is the Clinical Innovation Content Fellow at Primary Care Progress, and he just finished a MPH program focused on health policy. As we…

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