Reflections on the Ongoing Struggle to Define Value in Healthcare

Reflections on the Ongoing Struggle to Define Value in Healthcare »

How will we define the value of our healthcare system? Dr. Neel Shah considers here and on Wing of Zock. Photo via Christian Delbert/ Shutterstock. Last week, I had the opportunity to sit at a table with some of the nation’s top thought leaders. We convened at the Newseum in Washington, DC,…
23andMe Wins FDA Approval for New Genetic Test

23andMe Wins FDA Approval for New Genetic Test »

4 Mar, 2015
News
In the past, the FDA has expressed worry that consumers might misinterpret at-home genetic tests, leading to improper decisions without physician guidance. This is why 23andMe was forced table one of their personal genome tests in November 2013. It's been an uphill battle, 23andMe's leaders say. That's also why, when the FDA granted direct-to-consumer marketing rights for 23andMe’s Bloom Syndrome…
How Science & Music Might Help Patients Speak Again

How Science & Music Might Help Patients Speak Again »

4 Mar, 2015
Companies
When former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords arrived at the State of the Union Address in 2012, she did so to a hug from President Obama and the resounding applause of her U.S. House and Senate colleagues. A little over a year before, on January 8, 2011, she was shot in the head in a chaotic rampage that left…
Mapping Microscopic Disease with Big Data

Mapping Microscopic Disease with Big Data »

3 Mar, 2015
News
Innovative mapping capabilities can help track disease and prevent outbreaks. Photo via everything possible/ Shutterstock. When we hear about a new disease outbreak, the news is frequently followed by general information about how the disease has spread and which region it’s currently infecting. In the weeks following this announcement, however, we…
projekt202’s Health Futures Panel at Livestrong

projekt202’s Health Futures Panel at Livestrong »

2 Mar, 2015
Events
projekt202's Health Futures panel asked tough questions about technology, design and our healthcare system. All photos provided by projekt202. Technology continues to expand boundaries and revolutionize nearly every experience, including healthcare. But while people increasingly adopt tracking apps and wearables, many questions and concerns emerge about where all of this is…
Tal Medical Changes the Game With Acute Psychiatric Treatment Options

Tal Medical Changes the Game With Acute Psychiatric Treatment Options »

MRI-based technology may lead to reduced psychiatric symptoms. All photos provided. This story goes back into the archives of the psychiatric research facilities at McLean Hospital. Ten years ago, researchers were investigating the nuances of brain structure and function when the technicians on the project started to hear about something very strange: their…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

16 Jan, 2015
News
Google Glass sales will be halted, according to BBC News. Photo via Shutterstock. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Google Glass Sales Halted Google announced yesterday that while it is still committed to making Google Glass work, it will stop producing the product in…
The mHealth Pulse: Dr. Ashish Atreja & Anuj Desai Talk Healthcare & Technology

The mHealth Pulse: Dr. Ashish Atreja & Anuj Desai Talk Healthcare & Technology »

4 Dec, 2014
People
This week, we spent time chatting with Dr. Ashish Atreja, assistant professor and chief technology and engagement officer at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Anuj Desai, vice president of market development at the NY eHealth Collaborative. Atreja and Desai are both mHealth enthusiasts working with New York Digital Health Accelerator, which sponsors and evaluates start-up ideas. They'll…
Analytics, Behavioral Health and Cellphones: The ABC Approach of Ginger.io

Analytics, Behavioral Health and Cellphones: The ABC Approach of Ginger.io »

3 Dec, 2014
Companies
At the recent Exponential Medicine conference in San Diego, we had the opportunity to spend some time with Vinod Khosla, a prominent venture capitalist. Mr. Khosla has a vision to drive the current practice of medicine toward a more data-driven science of medicine, especially when it comes to behavioral health. One of the companies he…
Nanotechnology 101

Nanotechnology 101 »

This programmable DNA nanorobot, created by Harvard researchers, was modeled on the body's own immune system. Image created by Campbell Strong, Shawn Douglas, and Gaël McGill of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. It sounds like the creative genius of a science fiction writer: nanobots that move through the body, delivering…

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