Investing in Problem-Solving, Not Product: PureTech’s “Proactive” Approach

Step into the sixth floor offices of PureTech Health in downtown Boston and you may feel that you’ve dropped into a rabbit hole and right into a lush wonderland of wall-to-wall greenery. It’s a surprising interior for the otherwise nondescript office building on the heavily trafficked Boylston Street. But the unique décor might provide a clue about how this innovative company, run by CEO Daphne … Continue reading Investing in Problem-Solving, Not Product: PureTech’s “Proactive” Approach

Cool Startup: RubiconMD

Primary care practice stands on the precipice of radical transformation as emphasis shifts from offering volume-based to value-based care. Look no further than the recent Supreme Court ruling to see that the ACA and its mission are becoming further cemented into the U.S. healthcare system. The goals are lofty: higher quality and greater access to healthcare at a lower cost. For most, it’s hard to imagine what … Continue reading Cool Startup: RubiconMD

Cool Startup: GenoSpace

Healthcare is drowning in a deluge of data. Decision-makers must somehow make sense of a heterogeneous array of information — demographic, clinical, patient-generated, treatment and outcomes data. The latest waves of information also include data from mHealth and genomic sources. It’s not hard to imagine that many in the healthcare industry suffer from information overload and struggle with a bit of ‘analysis paralysis.’ How can … Continue reading Cool Startup: GenoSpace

Cool Startup: twoXAR

It’s not every day that you meet someone with the same name as you. And it’s even less likely this person will have similar interests and be someone with whom you might want to start a business. But that’s exactly the story of the two Andrew Radins, founders of twoXAR. Chief Business Officer Andrew M. Radin met his co-founder and Chief Executive officer Andrew A. Radin … Continue reading Cool Startup: twoXAR

A Peek Inside the Harvard Forum on Health Care Innovation

The Harvard Forum on Health Care Innovation, a joint collaboration between Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School, was recently held in Cambridge, Mass, on April 15-16, 2015. This private, invitation-only event assembled an elite group that included HBS and HMS alumni and faculty, as well as other key opinion leaders in healthcare. Cara Sterling, Director of HBS’s Health Care Initiative, who organized the event, … Continue reading A Peek Inside the Harvard Forum on Health Care Innovation

What’s Hot in Boston Biotech

Popular business and technology news site Xconomy held its eighth annual life sciences forum on April 8, 2015 at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass. This year’s theme was “What’s Hot in Boston Biotech” and drew a who’s who of industry leaders, scientists, and entrepreneurs. The sold-out event packed the 250-seat auditorium of the Broad Institute and drew a dynamic crowd from all segments of the … Continue reading What’s Hot in Boston Biotech

Key Healthcare Takeaways from HxRefactored

Health Experience Refactored (HxRefactored), a conference co-hosted by health innovation event planner Health 2.0 and design agency Mad*Pow, recently met at the Westin Boston Waterfront on April 1 and 2, 2015. There was an impressive turnout of professionals from diverse industries, all gathering to discuss how to improve healthcare through better patient-centered design. The two-day event was jam-packed with keynotes from influential speakers, panel discussions, exhibits, … Continue reading Key Healthcare Takeaways from HxRefactored