Deval Patrick

Devices & Diagnostics

Medical devices a victim of the Massachusetts gift ban?

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday at a gubernatorial debate hosted by the Mass. Biotechnology Council that the Commonwealth's so-called "gift ban" wasn't intended to include the medical device industry and vowed that he would re-tailor the law for drug companies. "As a practical matter," Patrick said, his administration found that the gift ban reaches beyond the drug industry and that he doesn't believe it was the law's original "intent" to do so.

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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

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Health IT

Healthcare CEOs in Massachusetts sound off on health IT

Around this time I usually write about something personal. However, this week is filled with special HIT events convened by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Today, the Governor’s Healthcare IT Conference began with a panel of CEOs from Humedica, Patientkeeper, Vecna, eCW, Microsoft, Intersystems, Concordant, Biscom, Bessemer Ventures, Life Image, EMC, NaviNet, Navigator Ventures, Meditech, and […]