Iora Health Reimagines Primary Care, Three Steps at a Time

Iora Health Reimagines Primary Care, Three Steps at a Time »

Primary care practices often seem to follow a set of unwritten rules: a patient enters the clinic, checks in with the receptionist, and then waits for the nurse or doctor. Iora Health proposes that we do things a little bit differently.

Richard Parker on Global Payment Models & His Big Career Transition

Richard Parker on Global Payment Models & His Big Career Transition »

Dr. Richard Parker, former Chief Medical Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), is a man of many talents. In addition to working as a physician, medical director and board member at BIDCO, he has also worked as a political consultant. Now, after working for the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization for more than 15 years, Parker…
What the ONC Interoperability Roadmap Means for Physician Practices

What the ONC Interoperability Roadmap Means for Physician Practices »

5 May, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
The inability to exchange health information on a large scale is one of the most significant limitations of today’s electronic health records (EHR). However, interoperability may become a reality as soon as 2017, according to a draft roadmap published by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) in January. The document, titled Connecting Health and…
10 Moments You Missed at MassBio’s Annual Meeting

10 Moments You Missed at MassBio’s Annual Meeting »

Barnstable High School students accept the 2014 Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year Award at MassBio's annual meeting. All photos provided by MassBio photographers. The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council’s Annual Meeting, titled “The Business of Science,” took place on March 26 and 27, 2015 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

6 Feb, 2015
News
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 »

30 Jan, 2015
News
The Apple Watch will ship in April 2015, according to mobihealthnews. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Government Overhauls Medicare Payments to Doctors & Hospitals You've heard the complaint before - Obamacare rewards quantity over quality, leaving physicians in the ethically tough spot…
Consolidation & Transparency: A Look at Massachusetts’ Health Policy

Consolidation & Transparency: A Look at Massachusetts’ Health Policy »

18 Dec, 2014
EventsNews
A panel discussed the consolidation of healthcare providers at this year's MAHP health policy conference. Photo by Abram Guerra. Hundreds of attendees came to the Seaport Hotel on Friday, December 5th for the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans' thirteenth annual Health Policy Conference. The leading voice for Massachusetts payers on issues…
Digital Health to the Rescue: 6 Can’t-Miss Insights from the NY eHealth Collaborative’s Digital Health Conference

Digital Health to the Rescue: 6 Can’t-Miss Insights from the NY eHealth Collaborative’s Digital Health Conference »

Dr. Eric Topol presents his keynote at the New York eHealth conference. Photo via @Colin_Hung. Digital health has helped transcend care management by engaging patients and democratizing healthcare. The New York eHealth Collaborative’s Fourth Annual Digital Health Conference convened earlier last week to understand this idea, hoping to shape changes in…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

21 Nov, 2014
News
We bring you this week’s healthcare and medtech trends, in Boston and beyond: Photo via CVS wiki. 1. CVS Launches a Boston Innovation Lab Your friendly neighborhood CVS may be on it's way to disrupting healthcare, according to an announcement from the pharmacy this week. The CVS Health Digital Innovation Lab…
What a Community-Based Asthma Care Program Teaches Us About Payment Reform

What a Community-Based Asthma Care Program Teaches Us About Payment Reform »

A Boston Children's Hospital asthma initiative serves as a case study for payment reform. Photo via higherperspective.com It’s clear as day that the American method of paying for healthcare is broken. But things get murky when it comes to finding appropriate solutions. Debates about the "ideal" payment model, a model that offers…

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