This week the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency picked the first seven groups that will be funded as part of its $80 million Electric Prescriptions or “ElectRx” program. Among them is Polina Anikeeva, a professor a MIT who has been working on ways to stimulate specific neurons in the body using wires or nanoparticles.More →
New CEO Tom Torre comes from Alegeus Technologies, a health care payments company that announced a partnership with CoPatient three months ago. CoPatient offers a free service that reviews people’s medical bills to find any mistakes or overcharges, and a paid negotiator service.More →
For nearly a decade, the Boston-based telehealth service American Well has been trying to reshape the way we think about the phrase: “The doctor will see you now.” Some of the nation’s largest health care providers now use its AmWell video conferencing app to let patients with urgent, yet ailments that are not life-threatening tap into a network of doctors and get on-demand care. In December, the company announced it had raised $80 million in new funding, and just last week, UnitedHealthcare announced it would cover such online visits as part their network.More →
Do you want your doctor to diagnose an ailment by Googling?
A new medical search engine called Parzival is taking the wraps off this week, aiming to guide doctors and medical researchers to the most reliable sources when they’re hunting for information about diseases and treatments.More →
Lysosomal Therapeutics Inc., a Cambridge-based company aiming to be at the forefront of discovering new drugs for neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that is has raised $4.8 million in a seed found of funding.More →
Dr. Vanessa Kerry knew handheld ultrasound devices would be a perfect tool for training health professionals in sub-Saharan Africa. So the CEO of SEED, a Boston-based global health nonprofit, reached out to GE Healthcare, the makers of the device.More →
Best Doctors, a Boston-based global health company primarily known for the second opinion service that it offers as a benefit for Fortune 500 companies, announced the successful launch of online physician collaboration platform Medting for the first time in the US.More →