Help the Doctor: When the System Fails Physicians

Help the Doctor: When the System Fails Physicians »

Read more from Dr. Kathryn Hughes on her blog, behindthemaskmd. Photo via Lucky Business/ Shutterstock. “Help, the doctor!” I’m sure most surgeons have heard this exasperated statement at some point in the operating room. It's said with that special mix of frustration, irritation and sarcasm, usually when things aren’t going smoothly.…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

20 Feb, 2015
News
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…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

13 Feb, 2015
News
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…
#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…
Storytelling: The Physician as Writer

Storytelling: The Physician as Writer »

29 Jan, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
For more conversations about the daily life of a physician, follow Dr. Kathy Hughes' blog, Behind the Mask. Photo via Shutterstock.  I write every day, but have not really considered myself a writer. I'm a physician, a surgeon. I take care of patients. I operate, I admit patients to the hospital,…
TEDxBeaconStreet Announces “Ask the Speaker” Forum on Medstro

TEDxBeaconStreet Announces “Ask the Speaker” Forum on Medstro »

23 Dec, 2014
EventsNews
TEDxBeaconStreet, one of the most innovative TEDx events in the world, and Medstro, the social network for physicians and medical students, today announced that three of the speakers from the 2014 TEDxBeaconStreet, held on November 15-16, will be available to answer questions directly on the "TEDxBeaconStreet Ask the Speaker" forum. All three speakers spoke about topics related to…
Divya Dhar: Empathetic Care Gone Global

Divya Dhar: Empathetic Care Gone Global »

Dr. Dhar. Photo provided. Divya Dhar has a set of intimidating diplomas - MD, MBA, MPA - on her wall and motivation to boot. We were immediately impressed by her drive to succeed - she told us us that she was once challenged by a high powered executive who blatantly said that she wouldn't be able…
MedTech Boston mHealth Rockstar of the Year: Submit Now!

MedTech Boston mHealth Rockstar of the Year: Submit Now! »

21 Oct, 2014
MTB Contest
MedTech Boston is excited to partner with the mHealth Summit to bring you the "MedTech Boston mHealth Rockstar of the Year Challenge" (#MTBRock). The mHealth Summit, which meets in the Washington, DC area in December, is the world's largest mobile and connected health event with over 5,000 attendees. This is an open call to any…
Myo & Google Glass: Why Gesture-Based Wearables May Break Down Barriers

Myo & Google Glass: Why Gesture-Based Wearables May Break Down Barriers »

Myo, a gesture-based piece of wearable technology, pushes into the healthcare space. Photo provided. When you schedule a one-on-one interaction with your physician, you’ll often find that he or she is nose deep in the computer, checking or entering your background information, examining blood work and asking questions. Augmedix CEO Ian Shakil says…
Loanscribe: Consolidating & Reducing Medical Student Loans

Loanscribe: Consolidating & Reducing Medical Student Loans »

Image via "Deferred: Confessions of a Student Loan Debt Collector" Just ask Jonathan Bush and his "More Disruption Please" Athenahealth program - disrupting the medical ecosystem with hackathons and start-ups is hot. But most entrepreneurs and developers realize that successful disruption requires a physician who understands clinical workflow and data analysis. As the Editor-in-Chief…

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