EmTech

By Jonah Comstock 08:58 am October 10, 2013
Steve Case, the head of investment group Revolution and former CEO of America Online, believes that prevailing wisdom in Silicon Valley isn't necessarily the smartest way to launch businesses. In a conversation with Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, at EmTech in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Case spoke generally about entrepreneurship and investment. However, many of the lessons he spoke about...
By Aditi Pai 02:46 pm October 9, 2013
Jonathan Bush, CEO and cofounder of athenahealth, wants to build a healthcare internet. Bush spoke about the barriers to healthcare innovation in a lively conversation with MIT Technology Review Editor in Chief Jason Pontin at the EmTech event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bush described athenahealth, provider of cloud-based EHR and practice management software, as the "water boy" for the health...
By Jonah Comstock 08:43 am October 9, 2013
Mitchell Higashi, GE Healthcare's Chief Economist Big data is a powerful tool, but also one that should be used with caution, said presenters at the MIT Technology Review's EmTech event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As data analytic tools become more and more powerful, new questions about privacy and security will emerge -- especially in healthcare. "We've said that this year, the next frontier...