SyncThink

By Jonah Comstock September 11, 2017
Boston-based eye tracking company SyncThink has made major changes to its marketing materials since the FDA objected to its labeling in a warning letter. The letter is dated July 31st; MedCityNews first spotted the missive. "Specifically, the EYE-SYNC device was cleared as a prescription device under K152915 with the following indications for use: recording, viewing, and analyzing eye movements...
By Jonah Comstock August 15, 2017
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, a 247-bed medical center, has deployed Vocera’s hospital communications system, which allows doctors and nurses to communicate via secure texting on Vocera’s HIPAA-compliant mobile app. “We wanted a single solution that solved several of our communication needs– not just one or two of them. So, it made sense to look at Vocera,” Dr. John Heaton, SVP and chief...
By Jonah Comstock July 26, 2017
HIMSS has named Harold “Hal” Wolf III to be its new president and chief executive officer, following an extensive search process, the association announced Wednesday. He will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who is stepping down as HIMSS CEO after more than 17 years. Wolf has more than three decades of experience working in healthcare and technology, with deep expertise in integrated care models,...
By Jonah Comstock June 26, 2017
SyncThink, a Boston-based applying VR and eye-tracking to assess ability to focus as an indicator of concussion damage, has launched the next generation of its FDA-cleared EYE-SYNC platform. “Concussion is the most underreported, underdiagnosed, and underestimated type of brain trauma,” CEO Ernest Santin said in a statement. “There is no universally accepted, evidence-based definition of...
By MobiHealthNews June 22, 2017
Virtual reality has moved from science fiction to marketable consumer product astonishingly quickly, partly because the incorporation of the smartphone into the technology makes it accessible, if not ubiquitous. It’s looking more and more like those who bet that virtual reality is here to stay, and not a flash-in-the-pan trend, made the smart bet.   But what about in healthcare? Could a...
By Jonah Comstock June 14, 2017
In many ways, the Pulse@MassChallenge startup incubator operates like any other startup accelerator. But the differences are key -- the program, part of a public-private partnership with the Commonweatlh of Massachusetts, takes no equity in the startups and doesn't accept startups unless a major healthcare stakeholder wants to work with them as a "champion" in a relationship that's half...

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