September 27, 2019
It’s been two years since the first software-only digital therapeutic got the FDA greenlight, but the industry is still very much in its infancy and continuing to evolve. New entrances are emerging from the world of health, pharma, tech and finance. As the industry matures, it's grappling with existential questions including regulation, reimbursement models and, as always, the definition of a...
May 1, 2019
When it comes to engaging patients in their health, it’s a balancing act between offering the latest technology and providing the personal touch of face-to-face care, according to panelists at the Atlantic’s Pulse event in Boston yesterday.
It’s not always about uprooting the system, but about changing the experience to address the pain points, according to Dr. Michael Richardson, medical...
March 18, 2019
Cala Health, a wearable neuromodulation therapy startup with Stanford University roots, has signed a licensing deal with Partners Healthcare affiliate Massachusetts General Hospital that will provide the former with a new nerve stimulation platform for chronic disease treatments.
According to the announcement, the technologies Cala is interested in were the product of MGH research on...
October 17, 2017
A new iPhone app launched for free by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looks not only to bring convenient postpartum depression (PPD) screening to more expecting and postpartum women, but also looks to redefine the gold standard for post-partum depression diagnosis.
Developed by researchers from MGH’s Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health, the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale (...
February 24, 2016
Massachusetts General Hospital and Cogito have partnered on a National Institute of Mental Health-funded project aimed at addressing depression and bipolar disorder.
MGH is the largest hospital in the Bay State, and serves as the teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Cogito, a startup spinoff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializes in behavioral analytics.
"We focus on...
March 13, 2015
The big digital health story this week was, without a doubt, Apple's unveiling of ResearchKit, a forthcoming developer tool that will make it easier for medical researchers to use apps to collect health data for clinical studies. (If you haven't already, be sure to read our original coverage of the ResearchKit announcement right here.) What follows is a comprehensive round-up of the most...
March 23, 2009
Perhaps the most engaging presentation at the New America Foundation and CTIA's Wireless Health IT event in the Senate's Dirksen office building was the one given by Michael Barrett, managing partner at Critical Mass Consulting and author of the well-known Healthcare Unbound report. Barrett began his talk with a rough timeline of healthcare dating back to before the 18th Century. He then went on...
March 2, 2009
It's being billed as the ATM for the healthcare industry: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is developing a computerized kiosk that can take a patient's medical history, weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs as well as simple blood tests including glucose and cholesterol tests. The kiosk's raison d'être is to bring relief to the overburdened healthcare system, streamline check-...