Next year is going to be the year of “collaborative health.” We will see exciting new combinations of technology, data, and people that elevate the impact each has on the outcomes, costs and quality of care delivery.
Read MoreTo track a killerVecna tests Ebola technology in Monrovia
A Cambridge builder of health information systems is testing two pioneering medical technologies in West Africa that could help limit the transmission of Ebola from patients to doctors.
An electronic health record system and a robot with a two-way communication system — basically an iPad on wheels — are among the tools Deborah Theobald, co-founder of Vecna Technologies, brought to Monrovia, Libera, in late November. Read MoreSurvey SaysPartners HealthCare announces new platform to help companies survey patients
MIT professor Lee Gehrke wants detecting the Ebola virus to be fast and easy. His lab is creating a $3 device that screens for the condition by sopping up a drop of blood from a finger prick and analyzing it in under 20 minutes. Read More
Get your tissue boxes ready: It's just a few weeks before we hit peak flu. In preparation, a group at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital are testing a novel way to track the virus in real time, and are calling on sniffly and sneezing New Englanders for help. Read Moresmall wondersKid-friendly health apps emerge at Boston Children's hackathon
Could robots assist health workers manage the ongoing Ebola outbreak? Researchers in Massachusetts and around the world are going to discuss how the machines could help during this crisis and in future health emergencies at a White House Office of Science and Technology workshop next month. Read More
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