MD Anderson

By Jonah Comstock December 11, 2017
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's third accelerator class held its demo day last week as the 10 companies announced a slew of pilots, deployments, and other deals. Nine out of the 10 companies has a pilot or commercial deal with Cedars-Sinai itself, but a number of companies also have deals with other hospitals, payers, or pharma companies. One, Tasso, has a $6 million grant contract with the...
By Dave Muoio December 5, 2017
Last week, hundreds of digital health entrepreneurs, investors, and executives met in Boston for the annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit. Among the more frequently discussed trends and technologies was artificial intelligence — its promise, its stumbles, and how it should be implemented to best serve healthcare. “I started marketing Watson for Oncology in January of 2016. I’m almost...
By Heather Mack February 21, 2017
Austin-based EverlyWell has added a new kit to its at-home testing service: now, women who are nursing have the ability to test the DHA levels in their breast milk. “There is tons of research supporting the benefits of DHA levels in breast milk and how that correlates to the baby’s development and inflammatory responses like respiratory allergies, asthma and exzema, so the more DHA you can...
By Jonah Comstock November 30, 2015
The Apple Watch pilot that the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper announced last May finally launched today. In collaboration with Wayne, Pennsylvania-based behavioral health technology company Polaris Health Directions, the cancer center is distributing 30 Apple Watches to patients in various stages of treatment for breast cancer. "May through September was a lot of engineering the application...
By Brian Dolan May 20, 2015
Southern New Jersey's MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is setting up a program for 30 of its breast cancer patients that equips them with Apple Watches to help them self-manage their treatment as well as stay better connected to their care team and each other. The center is working with Wayne, Pennsylvania-based behavioral health technology company Polaris Health Directions on the nine-month...
By Neil Versel February 1, 2013
MDconnectME, the Philadelphia-based maker of a mobile and Web app that lets surgical teams send quick updates to designated family members about surgery progress, has launched a pilot program with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Surgeons in the Department of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery will be using the MDconnectME system to update the families of people undergoing...