10 Genius Ideas to Improve Healthcare

10 Genius Ideas to Improve Healthcare from MIT Sloan’s Bioinnovations Conference The MIT Sloan School of Management held its 11th annual Bioinnovations Conference at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel on September 20th, featuring influential speakers from the healthcare, life sciences, research, and regulatory sectors. This year’s theme was “Value in Healthcare” and brought an impressive turnout of over 350 attendees. “Our goal for the conference was to bring … Continue reading 10 Genius Ideas to Improve Healthcare

Electronic Health Records: Opportunities

As discussed in the previous article in this series, the broad adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has presented healthcare professionals with numerous challenges. It’s not surprising that many of us are left wondering: Will all of this effort to rapidly adopt EHRs even be worth it in the end? Where We Are Now To better understand this, it’s helpful to first take a closer look … Continue reading Electronic Health Records: Opportunities

Electronic Health Records: Challenges

In just a decade, medical documentation has transitioned from mostly paper records to mostly electronic records. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 78% of office-based physicians and 59% of hospitals use a basic electronic medical record (EMR) or electronic health record system (EHR). The Beginning This move came about largely due to a strong governmental push that began in 2004 with the establishment … Continue reading Electronic Health Records: Challenges

Precision Medicine: Pros & Cons

This past week, President Obama announced a $215 million proposed genetic research plan, called the Precision Medicine Initiative.  According to the plan,  the NIH would receive $130 million towards a project to map the DNA of 1 million people, the National Cancer Institute would receive $70 million to research the genetic causes of cancer, the FDA would receive $10 million to evaluate new diagnostic drugs and devices, … Continue reading Precision Medicine: Pros & Cons