Boston Children's Hospital

By Jonah Comstock May 1, 2017
Boston Children's Hospital is the latest to tackle the problem of continuity of care between a patient's doctor and any emergency room or urgent care center they might find themselves in. And they're testing the technology, from startup Position Health, in some of their smallest and most high risk patients. "At Boston Children’s we have a population of very high risk infants with severe...
By Jonah Comstock April 13, 2017
Boston Children’s Hospital held its second Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator Innovator’s Showcase yesterday, inviting more than 20 startups working with the hospital in some capacity to network and share their work with each other. At the event, the company also kicked off its newest open innovation challenge, which focuses specifically on clinical decision support.  “The idea there is we...
By Jonah Comstock April 6, 2017
Boston Children's Hospital has rolled into phase two of its deployment of GetWellNetwork’s patient engagement and education platform, which is rooted in putting patients at the center of care by equipping them with digital tools and information to be an active participant in their treatment and condition management. By providing tools for both patients and staff, the GetWellNetwork platform is...
By Naomi Fried February 10, 2017
About the author: Naomi Fried, PhD (@NaomiFried), is the CEO of Health Innovation Strategies, which provides digital health strategy and innovation infrastructure consulting to healthcare stakeholders including pharma companies and providers. Her previous positions include the first Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, Biogen’s VP of Innovation and External Partnerships, and VP...
By Jonah Comstock October 13, 2016
Circulation, a startup using Uber's technology to facilitate non-emergency medical transportation, has secured an undisclosed seed investment from Flare Capital. Last month the startup, whose founding team includes Boston Children's Hospital CIO John Brownstein, announced its partnership with Uber as the ridesharing company's "preferred healthcare partner." In addition to Brownstein, the company'...
By MHN Staff April 14, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q1 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is focused on provider-related digital health news. Skip ahead using these links to read Q1 digital health news roundups about M&A, payers, pharma, and funding. Big movers in Q1: Apple, Harvard and Stanford   Apple once again made some big announcements this quarter that...
By Jonah Comstock April 12, 2016
After hinting about it in a recent interview, Boston Children's Hospital has officially launched its partnership with Amazon Echo, which gives the voice-powered home appliance a new "skill" that will allow it to give simple health advice to parents about their children's' fever and medication dosing. Called KidsMD, the Alexa app is just the first step in a plan to bring Boston Children's medical...
By Jonah Comstock April 6, 2016
Innovation seems to be slower to come to the mental health field than other areas of medicine, and it’s not just limited to digital health innovation. At a panel at the HxR event in Boston yesterday, a number of experts questioned why that is and shared some aspects of mobile mental health apps they’re developing.  “Over a 10-year period of time, $9.1 billion went into oncology, while 0.9 billion...
By Jonah Comstock March 31, 2016
Under new innovation chief John Brownstein, Boston Children's Hospital is looking both outward and inward for new medical technologies, including some planned work with Amazon's Echo team, Brownstein told Xconomy in a recent interview. About three months ago, BCH revamped its Innovation Accelerator program into a new accelerator called IDHA (Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator) which draws...
By Jonah Comstock March 29, 2016
Boston Children's Hospital has launched its second Apple ResearchKit study, Feverprints. Rather than a focus on a particular disease, Feverprints aims to study fevers in general and challenge centuries-old assumptions about what's normal. "For hundreds of years temperature has been associated with human disease, but we really don’t know that much about it," Jared Hawkins, director of informatics...