Harnessing Digital Technology to Improve Personal Health

Harnessing Digital Technology to Improve Personal Health »

Clifford Goldsmith, MD, Managing Director of US Providers at Microsoft Corporation, and Samantha Lifson, Marketing & Events Manager at Janssen Labs, network with guests at the October 14, 2014 digital health event. All photos by Monica Miller. For many centuries physicians have been our healthcare leaders. But today technology is changing that dynamic,…
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…
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…
Pager Brings Doctors On Demand

Pager Brings Doctors On Demand »

22 Sep, 2014
CompaniesProducts
Have you ever been sick and wished you could summon a doctor to your home with the tap of a button? Pager, a personal healthcare company, is making this dream a reality with the release of a new app. The Pager app premiered in New York City last May and the company is now eyeing expansion to Boston…
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
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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…
Can we hack large academic medical center silos (#hackmed)?

Can we hack large academic medical center silos (#hackmed)? »

13 Jul, 2014
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Jennifer Joe, MD, and Timothy Peck, MD, are set to present at South by Southwest V2V this week, speaking on "Hacking Academic Medical Center Silos," also with Usha Periyanayagam, MD, MPH, and Eric Elenko, PhD.  MedTech Boston sat down with them to learn their thoughts. Q: Do you think truly disruptive healthcare solutions can be found…
Harvard-affiliated Obesity Physician gives in-depth review of Withings new FDA-approved Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

Harvard-affiliated Obesity Physician gives in-depth review of Withings new FDA-approved Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor »

7 May, 2014
MedTech Features
  We are posting this in May in honor of National Blood Pressure Education Month. For those 67 million Americans with high blood pressure, at-home monitoring can make a tremendous difference in health outcomes and daily management. In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends home monitoring for all people with high blood pressure to help…

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