After 130 days and approximately 650 overdoses, Opioid hackathon teams compete for the chance to implement their solutions in the community and combat the opioid epidemic.
“If you’re a healthcare innovator with an idea for solving a problem that affects the rehab community, let’s talk. Spaulding’s open for business,” says Boston’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Dr. David Binder. He leads their innovation team and wants everyone to know about their newly energized, hospital-wide commitment to internal and external innovation.
At Hubweek’s event Synaptic Gap: 21st Century Brain Science Meets Mental Health Policy, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind delivered a compelling speech about autism and his own experience parenting a son with autism. He introduced the audience to Sidekicks, a new smartphone app he helped to develop which is enabling children with autism spectrum disorder to communicate with their parents and caregivers like never before.
To address the broad spectrum of cognitive impairment, innovators have developed a broad range of technology enabled solutions to help patients and their caregivers– but there is still more work to be done. How can you help?
On the final day of the World Medical Innovation Forum, Partners Healthcare announced selections for its "Disruptive Dozen," the 12 technologies poised to revolutionize cancer care over the next decade.
One of the biggest issues in modern cancer treatment is poor visualization—doctors and surgeons cannot fully see tumors during surgery and biopsy. MedTech Boston reports on new cancer technologies focused on improving visualization presented at the World Medical Innovation Forum.
It’s Sunday morning at MGH’s Richard B. Simches Research Center, where small groups sit huddled around laptops and empty coffee cups, bleary-eyed from a late night of working to address the public health threat that has dominated headlines for the past 3 months. MedTech Boston reports on the CAMTech and MGH Zika Hackathon.