Overcoming Medical Discrimination Against Transgender Patients in Healthcare

Overcoming Medical Discrimination Against Transgender Patients in Healthcare »

11 Jun, 2018
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Statistics say that many providers do not possess the diversity training or knowledge necessary to provide adequate care to transgender patients. Susan Boisvert, senior risk specialist at Coverys, hopes to change the numbers

Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem

Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem »

Jitin Asnaani sees energy and passion around truly improving patient care. “Physicians want to provide the best care," he says. "Hospitals, health systems and care givers truly want to innovate and lower the cost of care." Still, for all that excitement, Asnaani says a basic commodity is still lacking: data. “It’s like home builders building…
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…
Say Goodbye to the Lazy Eye: David Hunter’s Pediatric Vision Scanner

Say Goodbye to the Lazy Eye: David Hunter’s Pediatric Vision Scanner »

Dr. Hunter uses the Pediatric Vision Scanner in his office. For almost twenty years, Dr. David Hunter, Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital Boston and Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, has been working to better detect medical conditions that lead to a loss of vision in children. Recently, all this…
Tackling Orthopaedic Surgery Support with Mobile Phones: A Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Submission

Tackling Orthopaedic Surgery Support with Mobile Phones: A Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Submission »

22 Apr, 2015
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Photo via UCD Dublin. Brian Caulfield, Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin, has advanced to the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Final Smackdown with his idea to use the sensors on smartphones to monitor the quality of rehabilitation therapy and patient adherence. "Our concept is…
Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team Memorandum

Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team Memorandum »

17 Apr, 2015
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Nisarg Patel. Nisarg Patel may still be at the beginning of his career - he's a first year medical student at Harvard - but he has some big, career-making ideas. Along with team members Manav Sevak, Kunaal Naik, Manjinder Kandol and Kurt Carpenter, Patel pitched his idea for using wearables to improve medication…
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,…
Our 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators of 2015

Our 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators of 2015 »

13 Apr, 2015
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We're incredibly excited to announce the winners of this year's MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 healthcare innovators from Boston and beyond. Our list includes physicians, entrepreneurs, policy makers, students and more - but the key is that they're all committed to changing…
Win Burke on Coordinating Patient Care with iGetBetter

Win Burke on Coordinating Patient Care with iGetBetter »

1 Apr, 2015
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Win Burke, president, CEO and co-founder of iGetBetter, finds it easy to talk about the successful pilots of his company’s technology at healthcare organizations around the country. But it's much harder to discuss the reasons behind his personal desire to fix the problem of coordinating patient care. Burke's sister died of cancer three years ago,…
Dr. Leonard Glass on Physician Retraining and Reentry

Dr. Leonard Glass on Physician Retraining and Reentry »

25 Mar, 2015
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Leonard W. Glass M.D., president of Physician Retraining & Reentry. Photo provided. When Dr. Leonard Glass, a board certified general surgeon, plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon, retired ten years ago, he thought he was leaving medicine for good. But then he read about the shortage of family medicine doctors in America and…

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