Boston Medical Center

By Laura Lovett 04:03 pm September 24, 2019
Getting the right diagnosis and prescription from a doctor is just one piece to the healthcare puzzle. How much food is at home and whether there is enough money in a patient’s bank account to cover the medication copay can be just as important to determining their medical outcomes.  Now hospital executives are starting to turn to technology as a way to help serve more patients and address social...
By Jonah Comstock 03:43 pm February 6, 2019
Big Health, the London and San Francisco-based digital health app company behind CBT-based sleep app Sleepio, has released its second app, Daylight, which is focused on combating worry and anxiety. Like Sleepio, the app is based on cognitive behavioral therapy. It was developed by a group of creatives the company describes as "leading podcast producers, filmmakers, designers and animators,...
By Laura Lovett 12:28 pm December 8, 2017
A study of a new web-based tool called Learning Moment, which helps medical students track their learning experiences while on rotation, revealed that the most student learning happens in patients’ rooms.  The tool was developed by clinicians at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and BU School of Medicine to help students reflect on their experiences and share their learning with peers.  "We hope that...
By Jonah Comstock 04:47 pm June 28, 2017
Baltimore-based emocha Mobile Health has been awarded a $1.7 million Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research award by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The company will use the grant for a feasibility study of its digital direct observation therapy tech. Emocha is an acronym for “electronic mobile comprehensive health application”. The company has been developing an app for...
By Aditi Pai 01:17 pm March 22, 2016
Boston Medical Center has added a mobile-enabled sleep tracking program from London-based company Big Health to its benefits package, according to Beta Boston. Since launching the program in December, Beta Boston reports more than 1,000 of Boston Medical Center’s 5,800 employees, about 17 percent of its staff, have started to use the app. Boston Medical Center currently has a one-year contract...
By Jonah Comstock 01:58 pm December 10, 2015
One of the many tensions in digital health is between innovators with big new ideas about new streams of data and doctors and CIOs who have to figure out how to use that data and integrate it into their workflow. At the MassTLC Healthcare Conference in Boston today, a panel of hospital CIOs discussed some of the challenges inherent in being a part of group number two. "The thing about this is, if...
By Brian Dolan 10:42 am September 17, 2014
Dallas, Texas-based employee wellness company Viverae has acquired behavioral health company OneHealth for an undisclosed sum. Viverae counts 300 clients in various industries throughout the US that use its health management programs. OneHealth's offerings will bolster Viverae's by allowing users to anonymously support each others' emotional and physical health. OneHealth offers members 24/7...
By Neil Versel 03:19 am July 25, 2013
OneHealth Solutions, a company that largely has focused on employer groups, is for the first time applying its mobile and Web platform for patient behavior change to primary care, courtesy of a partnership with Boston Medical Center. The safety-net hospital, an affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, is adopting the OneHealth system, originally to treat substance abuse, depression and...
By Neil Versel 03:45 am May 2, 2013
Young, low-income, minority women respond favorably to a "virtual patient advocate" that talks to them in plain English in a conversational, non-confrontational manner about birth control and other "preconception planning" issues, preliminary testing of the technology shows. Some even prefer the avatar to an actual physician, according to an article in the American Journal of Health Promotion....
By Brian Dolan 02:28 am April 14, 2011
Last month Aruba Networks, one of the big enterprise wireless networking vendors, added device access control specifically for Apple iOS devices to help hospital IT departments and other CIOs to better manage the growing number of Apple devices finding their way into hospitals and the enterprise. Aruba customer Boston Medical Center plans to institute a "bring your own device" (BYOD) to work...