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Beth Israel uses Glass and EHR data in the ED to make time-sensitive treatment decisions faster, smarter

April 9, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

I’m now able to publicly write about the work that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been doing with stealthy start up, Wearable Intelligence. We’ve been working over the past…


Stem cell treatment for blindness moving through patient testing

Stem cell treatment for blindness moving through patient testing

April 16, 2014 12:00 am by | 0 Comments

Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss. Vision support: The cells used in Advanced Cell Technology’s clinical trials…


Spero Therapeutics catches Roche’s eye with a new way to target drug-resistant bacterial infections

Spero Therapeutics catches Roche’s eye with a new way to target drug-resistant bacterial infections

April 9, 2014 11:42 am by | 0 Comments

Overcoming challenges posed by the growing number of infections that are resistant to traditional antibiotics is the goal of a startup surfacing today with a $3 million Series A and…



Digital health startup’s device for detecting arrhythmia raises $17M

Digital health startup’s device for detecting arrhythmia raises $17M

April 9, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

The number of digital health companies seeking a piece of the remote monitoring market hasn’t diminished investor interest. The cardiac monitoring industry alone is estimated to be worth $3 billion.InfoBionics…


IT startup Bjond secures $3.25M to ‘supercharge’ legacy care management systems

IT startup Bjond secures $3.25M to ‘supercharge’ legacy care management systems

April 7, 2014 12:14 pm by | 0 Comments

Startup Bjond Inc. is in the business of developing care management software for providers and payors. But the company isn’t necessarily looking to replace legacy care management systems that don’t…


A who’s who of healthcare seeds mobile care plan startup Wellframe with $1.5M

A who’s who of healthcare seeds mobile care plan startup Wellframe with $1.5M

April 7, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush and Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson are just two of the investors seeding a startup that turns a doctor’s orders into easy-to-digest, personalized care plans….


Convergence & unconventionality: One venture firm’s philosophy on early-stage innovation

Convergence & unconventionality: One venture firm’s philosophy on early-stage innovation

April 3, 2014 5:54 am by | 1 Comments

Daphne Zohar, the founder of PureTech Ventures, isn’t afraid to take big technical risks when it comes to funding new innovations. Nor is she necessarily put off by technologies that…


Top Boston hospital begins tackling readmissions problem

Top Boston hospital begins tackling readmissions problem

April 3, 2014 4:55 am by | 0 Comments

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a highly regarded teaching hospital in Boston, but in 2012, the hospital found out it had one of the highest rates of readmissions among…



In Boston, borrowing a bike is the latest prescription for battling obesity

In Boston, borrowing a bike is the latest prescription for battling obesity

April 1, 2014 3:23 pm by | 0 Comments

The city of Boston and Boston Medical Center have come up with a creative new way to address both health and transportation issues for low-income residents struggling with obesity. Under…


Simplify, simplify, simplify. Cre8MDI hopes to give docs an easier way to measure stiffness of the arteries

Simplify, simplify, simplify. Cre8MDI hopes to give docs an easier way to measure stiffness of the arteries

March 26, 2014 11:54 am by | 0 Comments

Boston medical device startup Cre8MDI is automating an old technique with the hope of giving doctors another inexpensive tool they could use in-office to help predict, detect and monitor heart…


Biogen, Atlas Venture collaborate on treatment for ataxia

Biogen, Atlas Venture collaborate on treatment for ataxia

March 17, 2014 12:00 pm by | 0 Comments

A biotech startup formed by Atlas Venture is collaborating with Biogen Idec to develop a treatment for inherited forms of Ataxia– a degenerative neurological condition that leads to physical disabilities,…


Intellimedix using biotech to find cures for childhood diseases

Intellimedix using biotech to find cures for childhood diseases

March 14, 2014 1:24 am by | 0 Comments

BOSTON — Although their stories differed in detail, they shared a passion and a purpose no parent would envy: finding a cure for the diseases that afflict — and, in…


PatientsLikeMe wants to convince patients to share health data through social media campaign

PatientsLikeMe wants to convince patients to share health data through social media campaign

March 11, 2014 7:37 am by | 0 Comments

If consumers knew the impact their health data could have on advancing scientific research, would they be willing to donate it? That’s the goal of a healthcare marketing campaign by…


Merck digital health arm hopes to generate big data healthcare insights

Merck digital health arm hopes to generate big data healthcare insights

March 10, 2014 5:55 am by | 2 Comments

It’s been more than one year since Merck (NYSE: MRK) launched a digital health arm to develop big data insights in healthcare to guide therapies and develop patient-centered outcomes. CMIO…


If drugs that restore hearing become reality, this tiny pump device could deliver them into the ear

If drugs that restore hearing become reality, this tiny pump device could deliver them into the ear

March 4, 2014 3:50 pm by | 3 Comments

Advances in gene therapy and regenerative medicine are challenging the notion that hearing loss is permanent. A number of research groups and drug companies are busy working on drugs that…


Minute clinics in Boston? Mayor isn’t opposing it any longer

Minute clinics in Boston? Mayor isn’t opposing it any longer

March 4, 2014 1:14 am by | 0 Comments

Pharmacy walk-in clinics could soon come to Boston now that they no longer face mayoral opposition. A spokeswoman for Mayor Martin J. Walsh said while he has concerns about the…