The Affordable Care Act Five Years Later: Winners and Losers

The Affordable Care Act Five Years Later: Winners and Losers »

This post was originally published on the American Resident Project's blog. Photo via zimmytws/ Shutterstock. It’s been five years since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, and much of the health care landscape has changed as a result. The policy is smoothly running its course…
Healthcare Wearables: Thoughts from the Experts on Challenges & Potential Breakthroughs

Healthcare Wearables: Thoughts from the Experts on Challenges & Potential Breakthroughs »

We love wearable technology at MedTech Boston. We're constantly reporting on the hottest new trends and the life-changing capabilities of devices like the iThermonitor, embr's Wristify and Google Glass. We're even helping with Medstro's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge, which will culminate in a live pitch-off in Boston this April. But the use of wearable…
Ask the Experts: Are Apps Invading Healthcare?

Ask the Experts: Are Apps Invading Healthcare? »

Apps are slowly invading healthcare. Why should you care? Photo via everythingpossible/ Shutterstock. It's not a secret that apps are invading healthcare. But the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is asking an important question: Why should you care? On May 7, 2015, MMS will hold a panel on this topic from 6-9 pm…
The Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Judges on Winning Ideas & Wearable Trends

The Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Judges on Winning Ideas & Wearable Trends »

Dr. Steve Horng, emergency department lead for the Google Glass Project at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, presents at last year's wearables challenge. Photo by Poncie Rutsch. We're incredibly excited to announce that Medstro's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge is just around the corner. Our judges and finalists will be flying into…
Ask the Experts: Startup Advice

Ask the Experts: Startup Advice »

We all have great ideas about improving healthcare. But what does it take to actually implement these ideas - to turn them from a dose of midnight inspiration into a full-fledged, financially stable, investor-backed company? On April 23, 2015, four healthcare entrepreneurs will convene to answer exactly this question at Google's Cambridge headquarters. As part of…
Ask the Experts: Fitness Trackers

Ask the Experts: Fitness Trackers »

As the managing editor of this website, I write about wearable tech almost every day. And at some point last year, I started to notice that I was the only one of my colleagues without some sort of tracking band on my wrist. Was I missing out? I figured that I should probably be practicing what I…
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…
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…
Reflections on the Ongoing Struggle to Define Value in Healthcare

Reflections on the Ongoing Struggle to Define Value in Healthcare »

How will we define the value of our healthcare system? Dr. Neel Shah considers here and on Wing of Zock. Photo via Christian Delbert/ Shutterstock. Last week, I had the opportunity to sit at a table with some of the nation’s top thought leaders. We convened at the Newseum in Washington, DC,…

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