Translating Ideas into Action at the MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab

Translating Ideas into Action at the MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab »

9 Apr, 2015
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From left to right, Dr. Eric Isselbacher, Julia Jackson, Dr. Maulik Majmudar. Photo by Gordon Webster, New England Images. “Change is inevitable - and it's happening at a rapid pace,” says Dr. Eric Isselbacher, founder and Director of the Healthcare Transformation Laboratory at theMGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center. "We need to…
WHPC Finalist Mark Hoffman Talks Temperature Regulation & Innovation Inspiration

WHPC Finalist Mark Hoffman Talks Temperature Regulation & Innovation Inspiration »

3 Apr, 2015
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Dr. Mark Hoffman, third from right, with members of his team. Photo provided. When Mark Hoffman, PhD, the director of the Center for Health Insights at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, proposed that the Raiing Medical iThermonitor could be used to study baseline “normal” body temperatures, he believed that he was on to something…
Successful Docpreneurs Know These 6 Things

Successful Docpreneurs Know These 6 Things »

25 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
What does it take to become a physician entrepreneur? Photo via Ocskay Bence/ Shutterstock. The editors at The Direct Primary Care Journal asked some of the industry’s new and innovative leading physicians and medical practice business owners an important question: What are the necessary traits of a doc-preneur or direct-pay physician business owner?…
Hack MS: Developing Stress Management Solutions

Hack MS: Developing Stress Management Solutions »

16 Feb, 2015
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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disabling neurological condition that impacts as many as 2.5 million people around the world. According the MS Society, the disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the protective coating around the nerve fibers of the central nervous system. People living with the disease can experience vision problems, fatigue,…
Inside Techstars Boston: The Power of the Network Effect

Inside Techstars Boston: The Power of the Network Effect »

In my last piece, I introduced many incubators and accelerators from the Boston area, some more established and national, others newly founded and local. One national accelerator with inarguable success is Techstars. Techstars was founded in Boulder in 2006 by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis. Their now-legendary success story began in 2007 with…
Five Expert Tips for Bringing Medical Devices to Market

Five Expert Tips for Bringing Medical Devices to Market »

12 Jan, 2015
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Dr. del Nido begins the discussion. Left to Right: Pedro del Nido, Ibraheem Badejo, Maria Berkman, Ron Lancaster, and Kurt Dasse. Image courtesy of Anchor Line. “Anyone can be an innovator” was the guiding phrase of Pathways to Market: Focus on Medical Devices, a panel held at Boston Children’s Hospital on…
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…
Pearls of Wisdom from the 2014 mHealth Summit

Pearls of Wisdom from the 2014 mHealth Summit »

Photo by Dr. Stuart Hochron. The buzz at this year’s mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. revolved around two deeply different types of technology: relatively low-tech solutions for care coordination, and the remarkable potential of EHR analytics. The value of combining high and low-tech solutions was also on display in the area of remote…
7 Innovative Startups at the New York Digital Health Accelerator’s Demo Day

7 Innovative Startups at the New York Digital Health Accelerator’s Demo Day »

Sense Health presents at the Demo Day. Photo provided. New York City is one of the largest healthcare markets in the country. With $150 billion in the market, $50 billion of which spent through the medicaid program, New York is in the process of a massive transformation in its delivery system.…
Curing Healthcare with Tough Love: TheHumanAPI

Curing Healthcare with Tough Love: TheHumanAPI »

8 Dec, 2014
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Michael DePalma and Richie Etwaru, founders of TheHumanAPI. Photo provided. Necessity is the mother of all inventions, and two life-sciences mavens believe that a prevention-based model is the ultimate cure for today’s disarrayed healthcare system. Michael DePalma and Richie Etwaru, the founders of TheHumanAPI, want to foster paradigm shift by instilling…

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