Apple has released CareKit, a new set of developer tools specifically for Health Apps

Apple’s latest venture into digital health is a set of developer tools for creating iOS health apps, which some hope will bring standardization and order to the busy and disorganized field of health apps.  Use of these tools should allow

Apple has released CareKit, a new set of developer tools specifically for Health Apps

Apple’s latest venture into digital health is a set of developer tools for creating iOS health apps, which some hope will bring standardization and order to the busy and disorganized field of health apps.  Use of these tools should allow

Implementing Epic EMR in It’s 10 Hospitals Cost Partner’s Healthcare $1.2 Billions and Employee Frustration

Partners Healthcare, which owns the famed Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, began implementing Epic EMR last year.  This article nicely summarizes how even one of the country’s leading hospitals has dealt with a rough transition and employee backlash. Article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/05/16/partners-healthcare-new-computer-challenges-some-doctors-nurses/1I4QsWGjCJ97xFmUbcDbaJ/story.html

Implementing Epic EMR in It’s 10 Hospitals Cost Partner’s Healthcare $1.2 Billions and Employee Frustration

Partners Healthcare, which owns the famed Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, began implementing Epic EMR last year.  This article nicely summarizes how even one of the country’s leading hospitals has dealt with a rough transition and employee backlash. Article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/05/16/partners-healthcare-new-computer-challenges-some-doctors-nurses/1I4QsWGjCJ97xFmUbcDbaJ/story.html

American Optometry Association Petitions FDA to Ban Online Vision Test Company

Opternative, which was founded by an ophthalmologist, offers free 25-minute online vision tests with the option to then pay $40 for a prescription.  The American Optometry Association has succeeded in blocking the company in 5 states and is now petitioning

American Optometry Association Petitions FDA to Ban Online Vision Test Company

Opternative, which was founded by an ophthalmologist, offers free 25-minute online vision tests with the option to then pay $40 for a prescription.  The American Optometry Association has succeeded in blocking the company in 5 states and is now petitioning

Hewlett Packard R&D Focused On Tackling Big Data Medicine with New Computational Approach

Hewlett Packard seems to be trying to a find a home in the future niche of personalized medicine’s big data.  More than half of HP’s R&D efforts are focused on “The Machine,” a new computational infrastructure focused on maximizing data input, which HP is hoping

Hewlett Packard R&D Focused On Tackling Big Data Medicine with New Computational Approach

Hewlett Packard seems to be trying to a find a home in the future niche of personalized medicine’s big data.  More than half of HP’s R&D efforts are focused on “The Machine,” a new computational infrastructure focused on maximizing data input, which HP is hoping

New Wearable Technology Will Monitor Tremors

A new wearable that looks like a wristwatch will monitor patients tremors.  This will allow for quantitative tracking of disease progression and treatment response in Parkinson’s Disease patients.  It may also allow better description, trigger identification, and response monitoring in

New Wearable Technology Will Monitor Tremors

A new wearable that looks like a wristwatch will monitor patients tremors.  This will allow for quantitative tracking of disease progression and treatment response in Parkinson’s Disease patients.  It may also allow better description, trigger identification, and response monitoring in

Stanford Engineers Have Designed a Home Urine Dipstick Testing Using Smartphone Cameras

This clever contraption manages to overcome the hurtle of inconsistent home-testing settings through a mechanism that perfectly distributes the amount of urine sample onto the strip, an easy to assemble box for controlling lighting, and a smartphone app that will

Stanford Engineers Have Designed a Home Urine Dipstick Testing Using Smartphone Cameras

This clever contraption manages to overcome the hurtle of inconsistent home-testing settings through a mechanism that perfectly distributes the amount of urine sample onto the strip, an easy to assemble box for controlling lighting, and a smartphone app that will

The Motivation of Physicians to Join Health Tech Start-Ups

The author of this anecdotally-based article reached out to physicians involved in healthcare start-ups and suggests that, while impossible to actually track, more physicians are seeking part-time positions as advisors to start-ups.  The author argues that the motivation to do so

The Motivation of Physicians to Join Health Tech Start-Ups

The author of this anecdotally-based article reached out to physicians involved in healthcare start-ups and suggests that, while impossible to actually track, more physicians are seeking part-time positions as advisors to start-ups.  The author argues that the motivation to do so