#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

6 Mar, 2015
News
This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments for a case that could potentially undermine subsidies offered by the Affordable Care Act.  Courtesy of OpenBuildings. We bring you this week’s healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Supreme Court Hears Case on Affordable Care Act This Wednesday, the Supreme Court…
23andMe Wins FDA Approval for New Genetic Test

23andMe Wins FDA Approval for New Genetic Test »

4 Mar, 2015
News
In the past, the FDA has expressed worry that consumers might misinterpret at-home genetic tests, leading to improper decisions without physician guidance. This is why 23andMe was forced table one of their personal genome tests in November 2013. It's been an uphill battle, 23andMe's leaders say. That's also why, when the FDA granted direct-to-consumer marketing rights for 23andMe’s Bloom Syndrome…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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27 Feb, 2015
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We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: Real-time mobile healthcare is now available from Doctor on Demand. Photo via thenextweb.com. 1. Telehealth + Seamless Reimbursement = Doctor on Demand Doctor on Demand, the Uber of telehealth, has announced an alliance with PokitDok, streamlining reimbursements for…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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20 Feb, 2015
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We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. UnitedHealth Upgrades Health4Me App UnitedHealth announced this week that they'll be adding mobile payments and integration with wearables to their Health4Me app. The app is famous for its foray into the healthcare pricing landscape, but the new additions will take the teaching tool…
Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge: Meet the Finalists

Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge: Meet the Finalists »

19 Feb, 2015
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The Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard Medical School (HMS) recently announced the finalists of their Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge: Bloodbuy, I-Pass, Medalogix and Twine. The challenge is a “scale-up” competition that focuses on finding and mentoring companies with innovative healthcare solutions. All four finalists will receive networking, funding and mentorship during the next year to help…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

13 Feb, 2015
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We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Mobile Health Barrels Forward, Unregulated Despite conversations about regulations in the healthIT space, mobile health giants like Apple and Intel keep marching on. Wearable health is predicted to explode into a $11.6 billion industry by 2020, according to Politico. And these…
Precision Medicine: Sounds Good, Right?

Precision Medicine: Sounds Good, Right? »

9 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
Will Obama's new precision medicine initiative really make a difference? Photo via Shutterstock. In his January 20, 2015 State of the Union Address, Barack Obama announced that he was “launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative….” In a more detailed conference on the 30th, he described precision medicine as “delivering the right…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

6 Feb, 2015
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We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: An athenahealth building on their Watertown campus. Photo via the Boston Herald. 1. athenahealth & BIDMC Join EHR Forces Earlier this week, Massachusetts healthcare innovation giant athenahealth announced that they will be joining forces with Beth Israel Deaconess…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

16 Jan, 2015
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Google Glass sales will be halted, according to BBC News. Photo via Shutterstock. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Google Glass Sales Halted Google announced yesterday that while it is still committed to making Google Glass work, it will stop producing the product in…
Exclusive Interview: Dr. Sachin Jain Leaves Merck to Join CareMore

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Sachin Jain Leaves Merck to Join CareMore »

14 Jan, 2015
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Visit the NEJM Group Open Forum starting Thursday morning, January 15, to ask Dr. Jain questions about his new role at CareMore. Dr. Sachin Jain announced this week his decision to leave Boston-based pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. to become Chief Medical Officer at CareMore, an Anthem subsidiary and Los Angeles-based integrated care plan that combines…

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