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…
SmartNav: An Innovative Solution to Navigating Hospitals

SmartNav: An Innovative Solution to Navigating Hospitals »

Patients often face a seemingly simple problem when they arrive at a hospital or clinic: navigation. SmartNav, an app-based solution, is designed to help patients with this issue. “We want to help guide and assist patients so they can arrive at the proper destination at the right time in as stress-free a manner as possible,”…
Flip the Clinic: Transforming the Clinical Experience

Flip the Clinic: Transforming the Clinical Experience »

20 Jan, 2015
CompaniesNewsPeople
Jonathan Brown of Counsyl explains flips at a workshop. Photo by Gabriel Branbury. A new initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aims to redesign visits to the doctor’s office. The project, called Flip the Clinic was inspired by Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy. Khan flipped the traditional classroom by…
Patient Advocacy Takes the Stage at MassBio’s Inaugural Summit

Patient Advocacy Takes the Stage at MassBio’s Inaugural Summit »

20 Nov, 2014
EventsNews
David Meeker moderates a panel at MassBio's Patient Advocacy Summit. Photo by Sean Browne/Sean Browne Photography. The first annual Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) Patient Advocacy Summit was held on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Genzyme Center in Cambridge. The sold-out Summit, titled “Live & Breathe: Building a Patient-Centered Biotech,” featured…
Line Infections Take Center Stage at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation Tank

Line Infections Take Center Stage at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation Tank »

3 Nov, 2014
EventsNews
CareAline founders Kezia and Mike Fitzgerald present their pitch to the panel of judges. All photos via Boston Children's Hospital. A panel of venture capitalists, clinicians, researchers and healthcare industry leaders struggled to choose between business prowess and medical influence at the Boston Children's Hospital's Innovation Tank event, which took place on…
Comprehensive Primary Care Includes Mental Health

Comprehensive Primary Care Includes Mental Health »

25 Aug, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
Photo via wiki. Imagine this scenario. You go to see your longtime primary care provider. What you have to say you could only say to the person who has taken care of you and your family for years, has seen births and deaths. It’s still hard to say. In fact, you…
Beyond the Acute Care Episode: Reimagining Patient Care at The Health Care Forum 2013

Beyond the Acute Care Episode: Reimagining Patient Care at The Health Care Forum 2013 »

24 Jan, 2014
MedTech Features
Panelists discuss patient care at The Economist Healthcare Forum. From left to right, panelists are Rishi Manchanda, Joan Saba and Clay Richards. As the U.S. healthcare system confronts the need for profound change, leaders in the field are innovating on many fronts to create more health at less cost. To provide a…

The Point of Care: An Introduction »

4 Dec, 2013
Opinion/Editorial
For those of us in and around the medical community, innovation is upon us. Adoption of practices from other high-risk and service industries, along with the data being gathered under the ‘big data’ movement, is fundamentally changing the way we are delivering care to patients. Technological breakthroughs, and the ability to deliver data and functionality…

Dream No More: A Mental Health System with Modern Solutions to Ancient Problems »

1 Dec, 2013
Opinion/Editorial
Dr. Edwin Raffi Having done most of my clinical clerkships in New York City, I came to Boston for residency expecting a similar experience in another metropolitan city. The culture of the Psychiatric Urgent Care units I observed in NYC consisted of a triage system in which some patients would be…

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