Smartphone users now have more than 165,000 apps available to help them stay healthy or monitor a medical condition, but just three dozen account for nearly half of all downloads, according to a new report.More →
IBM has announced plans to bring its Watson Health team to Boston, Rob Weisman reported in the Globe today. Named after the IBM artificial intelligence platform that bested human contestants in the television quiz show “Jeopardy,” Watson Health will seek to store and analyze massive volumes of information on everything from patients’ health to clinical trials.More →
Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care has launched the InciteHealth Fellowship, a new program that brings together 22 talented individuals eager to transform the delivery of health care in the United States.
During this part-time, one-year program, the InciteHealth fellows, or “inciters,” will focus on broad themes such as patient-doctor communication, the management of complex care, and health care costs.More →
Dec 23, 1954. Sixty years ago today, at 9:53 in the morning, 23-year-old Ronald Herrick’s healthy left kidney arrived in the main operating room at the the Peter Brent Brigham Hospital — now Brigham and Women’s Hospital. On the operating table lay Ronald’s identical twin brother, Richard, in the throes of renal failure.More →
American Well, a Boston-based company which provides on-demand telehealth connectivity between doctors and patients, announced an $80 million Series C round on Tuesday. The funds not only exceeded their expectations, but will provide the company with further opportunities to work alongside health care providers to deliver the best possible care to patients, said Dr. Ido Schoenberg, the company’s co-founder and chairman.More →
That’s what Jamie Heywood and his team at Patients Like Me hope. On Tuesday, the health data portal for people with chronic conditions launched a 24-day drive to encourage new patients to sign up and share their health data before Christmas Day.More →
The days of waiting for your medical test results or appointment information to arrive via snail mail are on their way out, if two fast-growing health IT companies in Massachusetts have a say in it.More →
Five months after announcing its seed funding, Boston startup Wellframe said it has raised an $8.5 million Series A round to expand its mobile software, which helps patients stay on a recovery path after returning home from the hospital.
Yet if you look at two of Massachusetts’ biggest industries — health care and education — that’s the trajectory. Better quality, high pay, strong reputations, expensive new facilities, and breakthrough innovations mean you can charge more, more, more.More →