Brigham and Women's Hospital

By Heather Mack October 21, 2016
The innovation arm of Brigham and Women’s Hospital has partnered with efficacy-focused digital health company Evidation Health to collaborate on a project measuring the real life impact of digital health solutions on clinical and financial outcomes. The idea is to combine forces to develop methods of creating direct-to-patient trials of digital health solutions, leveraging the research...
About the authors: @DanGebremedhin is a Principal at Flare Capital Partners, an early stage Health Technology and Services focused VC Firm. He is a practicing physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and previously served as an Associate Medical Director at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, and spent five years as an entrepreneur in the Health IT Industry. Matt Schuster is a Deland Fellow...
By Jonah Comstock August 3, 2016
Are digital health tools reaching the populations that need them the most? That was the question that concerned two recent publications: a small study of patients with low health literacy conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, and a research letter published in JAMA looking at digital health usage by a cohort of 7,000 seniors over four years. The Commonwealth Fund study observed 26 low-income...
By Jonah Comstock July 26, 2016
To run Brigham and Women's Hospitals's Innovation Hub, hospital executives have to balance a blue sky encouragement of ideas with enterprise IT oversight to make sure apps and devices are safe and secure, Brigham and Women's Chief Medical Innovation Officer Dr. Adam Landman said in a presentation at the mHealth and Telehealth World Congress in Boston today. "What keeps me up at night is, I love...
By Jonah Comstock July 6, 2016
Correction: A previous version of this article contained inaccuracies based on an out-of-date version of the research proposal.  Pfizer is working with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston to test an app for rheumatoid arthritis in a small clinical trial, according to a ClinicalTrials.gov posting. One hundred and ninety patients will be enrolled in the trial, which is set to conclude in...
By Jonah Comstock May 2, 2016
Boston's Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in partnership with Evidation Health, will test Medisafe’s medication adherence app in a randomized control trial of 390 patients taking medication for high blood pressure. Patients will be monitored with an at-home Bluetooth blood pressure cuff. “I see patients in an acute care setting and there’s a hope that the technology will help people but it’s unclear...
By Jonah Comstock April 27, 2016
Hospital communication company Voalte appointed a new CEO and Chairman, Adam McMullin. McMullin comes to Voalte via Hill-Rom, where he led the Clinical Workflow Solutions business. Trey Lauderdale, founder of Voalte and the current CEO, will stay on as President. "Adam is a phenomenal choice to lead Voalte as we embark on the next phase of growth for the company,” Lauderdale said in a statement...
By Jonah Comstock May 27, 2015
Focus group data from the Center for Health Care Strategies Digital health is one of the biggest areas of opportunity to help low income populations and, in the process, reduce costs for providers that treat Medicaid populations. But challenges hold it back, including available apps that aren’t up to snuff, and a system for validating digital health interventions that’s somewhat lacking. That...
By Aditi Pai May 7, 2015
Brigham and Women's Hospital has partnered with seed fund Rock Health to test and possibly integrate technologies from companies in Rock Health's portfolio, according to a Boston Business Journal post. The two organizations will launch the partnership this sumer and it is expected to last three years. Brigham and Women’s Executive Director of Brigham Innovation Hub Lesley Solomon told Boston...
By Aditi Pai October 8, 2014
Almost 37 percent of patients enrolled in a large academic health system's patient portal sent at least one message to a physician in 2010, according to a study of 49,778 patients who enrolled in the patient portal between 2001 and 2010. The 37 percent of patients who sent at least one message to a physician made up 8.4 percent of all patients in the health system at the time. Researchers who...

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