#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

15 May, 2015
NewsUncategorized
1. A Partners Program Lowers Hospital Admissions & Mortality Rates Partners HealthCare Connected Health announced this week that their remote monitoring program for heart failure patients resulted in lower hospitalization and mortality rates (you can see the full results in their study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research last month). "These findings suggest that our Connected…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

8 May, 2015
NewsUncategorized
We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. The VA Center for Innovation Launches a New Initiative On May 15, the VA will be launch a VA Innovation Creation Series, which will hopefully accelerate the development of prosthetics and assistive technologies for Veterans. The series will be launched at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center…
Boston Doctor Raises Over $400,000 for Nepali Earthquake Relief

Boston Doctor Raises Over $400,000 for Nepali Earthquake Relief »

Dr. Bijay Acharya first heard about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, April 25. It was 3 am. Frantically, he called his brother, his parents, his friends. No one picked up. "I couldn't get ahold of them for five hours," he says. "They were the longest five hours of my life." Immediately Acharya,…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

1 May, 2015
News
We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: M2D2's new collaborative lab space will open next month. Photo via M2D2. 1. M2D2's Bigger Space The University of Massachusetts medical device incubator M2D2 will open a new, fully-equipped shared lab space on June 1st of this year. The collaborative space,…
Liquid Biopsies Could Make Cancer a Manageable Disease

Liquid Biopsies Could Make Cancer a Manageable Disease »

1 May, 2015
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Could a simple blood test revolutionize cancer detection and treatment? Photo via Shawn Hempel/ Shutterstock. The future of cancer treatment is here. A new technology in cancer detection and monitoring called the liquid biopsy (or circulating tumor cell (CTC) count) can detect tumor DNA circulating in the blood before symptoms even…
Meet the MIT Grand Hack Winners

Meet the MIT Grand Hack Winners »

30 Apr, 2015
EventsUncategorized
The Cancer Companion Team from the Telehealth Track celebrates a successful weekend of hacking with the MIT Hacking Medicine organizers and Merck sponsors. Photo via MIT Hacking Med. Organized by MIT Hacking Medicine on April 24 to 26, 2015, the Grand Hack brought together 80 teams and 450 participants from 19…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

24 Apr, 2015
News
1. Tal Medical Secures $14 Million in Financing Round We wrote about Tal Medical, a local company developing new treatments for depression and other psychiatric disorders, a few months ago. But since then, the company has raised additional funding and added new industry veterans to their team. According to a release, the company will use…
A New Kind of Academic Research: the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance

A New Kind of Academic Research: the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance »

A few weeks ago, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh announced that they will be teaming up with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to tackle big data in healthcare. Through this partnership, called the "Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance," researchers like Carnegie Mellon's Eric Xing, PhD, will work to develop new technologies,…
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 Physician-Authored Blogs Worth Reading

10 Physician-Authored Blogs Worth Reading »

18 Mar, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
Photo via rangizzz/ shutterstock. We've been reading up a storm lately, so this week we've rounded up ten of our favorite healthcare blogs. All of these blogs are written by physicians covering a variety of topics - oncology, primary care, motherhood, innovation, life after a medical career and more. In no particular…

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