WHPC Finalist Mark Hoffman Talks Temperature Regulation & Innovation Inspiration

WHPC Finalist Mark Hoffman Talks Temperature Regulation & Innovation Inspiration »

3 Apr, 2015
People
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…
10 Moments You Missed at MassBio’s Annual Meeting

10 Moments You Missed at MassBio’s Annual Meeting »

Barnstable High School students accept the 2014 Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year Award at MassBio's annual meeting. All photos provided by MassBio photographers. The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council’s Annual Meeting, titled “The Business of Science,” took place on March 26 and 27, 2015 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.…
Health 2.0’s Boston Code-a-Thon: Meet the Winners

Health 2.0’s Boston Code-a-Thon: Meet the Winners »

Participants and judges gather for a photographic moment after the event. Photo provided by Health 2.0. Helping consumers discover out-of-pocket costs for hip operations, keeping cardiologists in the loop on gaps in patient care, and providing a more user-friendly platform for Native Americans and native Alaskans to sign up for health…
Win Burke on Coordinating Patient Care with iGetBetter

Win Burke on Coordinating Patient Care with iGetBetter »

1 Apr, 2015
Companies
Win Burke, president, CEO and co-founder of iGetBetter, finds it easy to talk about the successful pilots of his company’s technology at healthcare organizations around the country. But it's much harder to discuss the reasons behind his personal desire to fix the problem of coordinating patient care. Burke's sister died of cancer three years ago,…
The Doctor as a Digital Decoder

The Doctor as a Digital Decoder »

31 Mar, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
To read more posts like this, visit the American Resident Project. The growing wearable sensor market is yielding ever-increasing amounts of consumer-derived digital data. These data can consist of many different physiologic measures such as heart rate and rhythm, sleep quality, brain activity, and physical activity levels. As many consumers and…
Why Critical Validation is Crucial for Sustained Healthcare Growth

Why Critical Validation is Crucial for Sustained Healthcare Growth »

A startup founder pitches his idea at the 2014 Brigham Innovation Hub Shark Tank. For more blogs by members of the Brigham Innovation Hub, visit their website. The digital health market enjoyed record-breaking levels of funding in 2014. According to Rock Health, venture funding for digital health companies surpassed $4.1B, nearly…
The MedTech Boston Guide to Planning a Healthcare Hackathon

The MedTech Boston Guide to Planning a Healthcare Hackathon »

Two years ago, “hackathon” was jargon relegated only to Silicon Valley, and it usually meant bringing programmers together to create an application or software product. Since then, hackathons have skyrocketed in popularity, spreading far beyond just software development. In 2014, dozens of hackathons took place in Boston, many focusing on finding solutions to today’s most pressing…
Medstro Announces Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists

Medstro Announces Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists »

30 Mar, 2015
EventsPeople
Voting for the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge ended last Saturday with a drastic increase of last-minute votes. Over the last three days of voting, over 10,000 people visited the competition website on Medstro to cast votes. After all votes were counted and a panel of 39 judges scored each entry, ten finalists were chosen from the 89 entries…
Department of Veterans Affairs to Open New Digital Service Office in Boston

Department of Veterans Affairs to Open New Digital Service Office in Boston »

26 Mar, 2015
News
This year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be opening a new office in Boston for its Digital Service, a technical team tasked with revitalizing the department’s digital customer interfaces. This initiative is a cornerstone of VA Secretary Robert McDonald’s sweeping efforts to enhance the accessibility and responsiveness of the Department’s online services. “The…
10 Quotable Moments from Female Physicians on Leadership & Gender

10 Quotable Moments from Female Physicians on Leadership & Gender »

Photo via the AAMC State of Women in Academic Medicine report, 2013-2014. Female physicians today make up 48% of the physician community, a number that has increased from just 5% in 1952. While this is a drastic and important improvement, data continues to show that women hold fewer leadership roles in medicine…

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