Massachusetts Bets on Digital Health

Massachusetts Bets on Digital Health »

23 Feb, 2015
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Would you bank on the digital health industry in MA? Photo via everythingpossible/ Shutterstock. Digital health is the key to success in Massachusetts, at least according to the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP). The MACP, a nonprofit public policy group composed of 16 CEOs from some of the largest Massachusetts based companies, engages…
Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge: Meet the Finalists

Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge: Meet the Finalists »

19 Feb, 2015
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The Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard Medical School (HMS) recently announced the finalists of their Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge: Bloodbuy, I-Pass, Medalogix and Twine. The challenge is a “scale-up” competition that focuses on finding and mentoring companies with innovative healthcare solutions. All four finalists will receive networking, funding and mentorship during the next year to help…
Innovation Across Disciplines: Behind the Scenes at the Harvard i-Lab

Innovation Across Disciplines: Behind the Scenes at the Harvard i-Lab »

27 Jan, 2015
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Harvard students work in the collaborative i-lab space. Photo provided. At the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab), this upcoming spring looks busy. The i-lab was created in November 2011 as resource for students and fellows across Harvard University, accelerating growth in both entrepreneurship and innovation; students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary collaborations at…
Flip the Clinic: Transforming the Clinical Experience

Flip the Clinic: Transforming the Clinical Experience »

20 Jan, 2015
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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…
Early Ideation & Multidisciplinary Teams Mark InciteHealth’s New Incubator

Early Ideation & Multidisciplinary Teams Mark InciteHealth’s New Incubator »

16 Dec, 2014
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Primary care physicians at Harvard Medical School treat a patient. Photo provided. A new incubator at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care hopes to tackle healthcare challenges from a new perspective. Multidisciplinary groups will work together in teams to identify the largest problems healthcare faces and refine solutions to solve…
Compassionate Caregiver Dr. Thea James Talks Healthcare Inspiration

Compassionate Caregiver Dr. Thea James Talks Healthcare Inspiration »

2 Dec, 2014
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Dr. Thea James is well-loved by both her patients and her colleagues. Photo provided. Dr. Thea James' commitment to global and public health led to her recent receipt of the Schwartz Center's Compassionate Caregiver Award. Dr. James works at the Boston Medical Center. She is an associate professor of emergency medicine, the co-founder of…
New Payment Model Lowers Healthcare Spending

New Payment Model Lowers Healthcare Spending »

25 Nov, 2014
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Price transparency photo via PiperReport. American healthcare is expensive. With patient costs skyrocketing and insurance companies collecting high premiums, many healthcare activists have taken up the payment reform cause, looking at different areas of the system for solutions. In a new study from Harvard Medical School (HMS), researchers looked at the attempt to…
Our Guide to the 5 Most Popular iOS Health Apps – And Why They Work

Our Guide to the 5 Most Popular iOS Health Apps – And Why They Work »

mHealth offerings come in all shapes and sizes these days. Photo via SmartAirMedia. As the end of the year approaches, most of us are fine-tuning our holiday shopping strategies and planning menus for gatherings of families and friends. The year began with such promise as we set ambitious goals to shed…
Catherine Rose Awarded Boston Children’s Hospital’s Rising Star Award

Catherine Rose Awarded Boston Children’s Hospital’s Rising Star Award »

7 Nov, 2014
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Catherine Rose and daughter, Alexis. Catherine Lacey Photography. Catherine Rose, a pediatric innovator from the Boston area, received the Rising Star Award at Boston Children’s Hospital's Innovation Summit last week. The award was based on her outstanding work in creating a product for children with visual impairments. The inspiration for this innovative…
The Drinkable Book: Rethinking Clean Water Interventions

The Drinkable Book: Rethinking Clean Water Interventions »

5 Nov, 2014
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The Drinkable Book is an innovation aimed at education and functional use. Photo by Brian Gartside. Millions of people around the world don't have access to clean, safe water for drinking, cooking, washing or other basic needs. And according to the World Health Organization, over 3.4 million people die annually from waterborne…

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