ISSUE 2: Digital Magazine
Peter Hickey, CEO
A 67-year-old female was treated at the Nova Scotia Health Authority for mycosis fungoides of the forehead, eyelid, and nose with mycosis fungoides involving the upper face. As a part of her treatment plan, the application of bolus for Modulated Electron Radiation Therapy (MERT) was necessary to deliver the prescribed dose to the skin surface to treat her disease with two separate electron fields.
Sergey Musienko, CEO
A personalized health company applying the latest genetic technologies to inspire consumers into a positive lifestyle change, and lead them into a healthier future.
Kristen Valdes, Founder And CEO
B.well is an integrated health management platform that connects consumers with a personalized digital experience to manage all aspects of their health. For payers, the solution provides unmatched digital navigation and for health systems it becomes the single digital front door to transform and execute on digital strategy.
Josef Scheiber, MD & Founder
Medical errors are as fatal as terminal diseases. Often numerous patients die due to the recurring medical errors in the healthcare systems. The modern healthcare sector is continuously challenged with this festering issue as they strive to deliver safe and higher quality care.
Jacob Lee, CEO
Despite the upheaval that AI has created in the healthcare space, the lack of well-annotated data has been the biggest challenge in the development of disease detection AI engines. It slows the process and is very expensive. Moreover, annotation and labeling demand a heavy workload from medical doctors in the development stage of medical AI engines. Applying his extensive experience in objective recognition for medical image-based diagnosis using AI deep learning, Jacob Lee found the perfect solution to reduce the burden from this data annotation and labeling process.
Dr. Barbara Howard President
We built CHADIS (CHADIS.com) to address problems delivering evidence-based healthcare. CHADIS is a web-based system facilitating care for children and adults including: pre-visit online screening; moment of care decision support; and post-visit patient engagement with individual webpages populated with educational handouts and resources. CHADIS provides patient-generated data for documentation of guideline-based care. CHADIS has >2M patients enrolled in 45 states.
Tanveer Patel Co-Founder & CEO
Digitization has crawled into every phase of healthcare. As consumers of healthcare are gaining more medical knowledge, the demand for better service and outcomes is increasing like never before; and the only means to meet this need is through technology. “The best way to deliver healthcare to all at high quality is to be preventative and reach the consumers early before they need it,” notes Tanveer Patel, Co-Founder and CEO of ConcertCare.
West Shell Co-founder, CEO & Chairman
Anne Marie Kirby, Founder & CEO
CoreHealth is a total well-being technology company trusted by global wellness providers to maximize health, engagement and productivity for 3+ million employees worldwide.
Waqas Ahmed, Founder & CEO
Building digital healthcare eco-systems to provide affordable healthcare through its Direct to Patients Marketplace project CURA4U and SmartClinix
Thomas Grandell, CEO & Co-founder
Etsimo offers a healthcare platform that leverages AI and machine learning on top of health data, making it possible for healthcare providers and insurance companies to instantly offer their customers an engaging experience and predictive and preventive healthcare through existing and future digital channels.
Dr. Tsafrir Kolatt, CEO & Co-founder
Fertigo Medical is a medical device company set to transform In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment.
Terry Rowinski President and CEO
HPS is a healthcare technology provider offering solutions to enhance the healthcare billing and payment experience for consumers, while also driving value to healthcare providers, insurance companies and employers.
Christopher J. Ianelli, MD, CEO
During his service at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Dr. Christopher Ianelli noticed a software solution that orchestrated the distribution of leftover specimens to researchers developed within the clinical laboratory of the hospital. Acknowledging that these “clinical remnant” specimens held tremendous value for medical research, he quickly realized the power of this solution to reduce waste and accelerate research by connecting bench researchers to a steady supply of remnant clinical samples.
Carrie Chitsey, Co-Founder & CEO
Empowers healthcare organizations to have their own branded telehealth solution in minutes reaching today’s digital patients.
William J. Febbo, CEO & Director
provides unique physician and consumer platforms and strategies to help patients better afford and adhere to their treatment regimens, while offering pharmaceutical and healthcare companies more effective ways to deliver relevant information and services to healthcare providers and their patients right at the point of care.
Justin Barad, MD Co-Founder & CEO
Osso VR is an award winning VR surgical and medical device training platform. The company is made up of practicing clinicians, professional VR developers and medtech industry veterans. We specialize in hyper-realistic, haptic-enhanced, hands-on interactivity and design.
John Steele, CEO
Pareto Intelligence is a leading healthcare technology company modernizing the way health plans and providers succeed in value-based care. We deliver analytics, technology and advisory solutions, supported by predictive models and advanced data science, that demystify complex healthcare data and deliver actionable insights to improve outcomes.
Dirk Wagener, GM
Cardiovascular disease or CVD is a global problem. Though typically viewed as a “rich-world disease”, it has now migrated to many developing countries. The rising prevalence of CVD, today, calls for cost-effective and intelligent patient-centric healthcare technology that empowers care teams and has a real impact on patients.
Gabriela Fuentes, COO
The value of AI has been accelerating the healthcare space at an increasing rate. In fact, AI-powered medical diagnostics is today driving the critical changes across the care continuum. However, AI technologies are not believed to replace doctors despite its transformative power. “We view AI only as a new medical device that allows doctors to ‘better see’ each case,” says Gabriela Fuentes, COO, Transmural Biotech or TMB. “For instance, doctors with different degrees of training reach different conclusions on a clinical diagnosis. Instead, if they have access to data-driven AI image processing technology to support their decision, objective results can be attained regardless of their training.” Upholding the same principle, TMB develops innovative clinical solutions and services using disruptive technologies based on AI.
Oren Goldshtein CEO & Co-Founder
Vectorious world’s first in-heart microcomputer, enables effective management of heart failure.
Nersi Nazari, CEO
VitalConnect provides physicians, nurses and patients with an extraordinary advancement in healthcare. Never before has so much continuous monitoring of vital signs been possible in a single, small—yet powerful—device. By consolidating eight critical vital signs into one wireless biosensor,VitalPatch enables a new view into healthcare, but more importantly it connects all interested parties in a patient’s recovery with each other.
Maximillian Jaffe, Co-Founder & COO
WeRecover automates the process of finding the right addiction treatment program by streamlining care navigation, seamlessly integrating patient communication, and curating matches between patients and providers using a proprietary algorithm.
When Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) were introduced in the early 1970s the vision was clear: digitizing patient records would make healthcare more efficient, and better for the patient and provider. Fast forward to today—we’ve come a long way towards the goal of a better system, but we aren’t quite there. We’ve identified the industry’s pain points, and laid the groundwork for solutions. Widespread adoption of the three healthcare tech ideas below will be crucial to building a healthcare system that is better for patients and the clinicians alike. Interoperability and SMART on FHIR: In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) renamed “Meaningful Use” to “Promoting Interoperability”, which is a good indicator that we are inching closer to greater efficiency in healthcare.
Apps, and their use for the promotion of health and wellbeing, are the subject of increasing interest and enquiry; particularly in light of the NHS’ Long Term Plan, and ever-increasing pressures on scarce NHS resources. But finding and downloading effective, engaging, and most importantly, safe health-apps, is a significant challenge. While many have suggested that health-apps could be a ‘silver-bullet’, aimed at quashing the woes that stem from decreasing funding and increasing demand for incumbent NHS services, it is important to tread with caution. Unlike pharmaceuticals, over the counter remedies, talking therapies, physiotherapy or surgery, health-apps can not only be sought, but readily obtained in absence of gatekeeping and safeguarding.
In a properly functioning brain, both hemispheres communicate equally and at lightning speed, millions of times per minute. In a poorly functioning brain, the left and right sides of the brain only impart partial information, causing frequent miscommunication. This is called Functional Disconnection and is the root of many types of learning, behavioral and social problems found in children. The Brain Balance program puts the left and right brains back in sync using sensory motor exercises, academic skill building, and nutrition guidelines. The assessment consists of sensory, motor, and academic testing of more than 900 functions. The outcome of this assessment is a highly customized report providing parents with a complete understanding of their child’s behavioral, social, and academic skill levels.
Women with overly large breasts can face a number of difficulties on a physiological and psychological level, such as being unable to find clothes that fit properly, permanent indentations left behind by their bras from carrying the immense weight of their bosoms, or suffering from chronic pain in regions like their back, neck, and shoulders that can affect their day-to-day living. In these cases, breast tightening and liposuction procedures like Breast-Tite—a form of radiofrequency-assisted (RFA) liposuction designed to perform what is known as a scar-less breast lift—can improve your daily life. If you haven’t heard of this innovative procedure before, you may want to take notes, as it provides a fantastic alternative to traditional breast lift and breast reduction surgeries! Learn more about breast tightening and liposuction down below!
The healthcare industry tackles the opioid crisis: Opioid overdoses are now the leading cause of death for US adults younger than 50. This is a phenomenon too big to solve by only one player – there is a role for everyone across the healthcare landscape, from prescribers, to payers, to the pharmaceutical industry, in order to reverse this trend.
Social determinants come to the forefront: The US spends more on healthcare per capita per year than any other nation, but lags in outcomes. To improve health while saving money, the industry needs to expand the borders of healthcare. This means thinking beyond the four walls of the hospital and looking holistically at the full profile of a patient, beyond their specific health issue.
When we ask employees about their financial security, they tell us their number one stressor is not saving enough for retirement. After that, they worry about the economy and after that, their personal health. But when we ask them what defines a good lifestyle once they stop working and what is the most important factor affecting financial security in retirement, they place health at the top of both lists. Meanwhile, as another survey has found, retirees are feeling less confident that they will be able to afford medical care and long-term care. It’s hard to know how much savings will be needed to cover healthcare expenses in retirement. The conventional approach of estimating a lifetime total cost for healthcare expenses in retirement and targeting savings to cover that amount clearly does not work for everyone, as most people have difficulty saving for retirement at all.
Motor neuron diseases are neurodegenerative. They are caused when the motor neurons do not function properly in the brain. These are the nerve cells responsible for controlling the muscles that facilitate the body movement. They carry the signals from the brain to the different muscles of the body. When they fail, the patients find extreme problems in simple body movements like speaking, walking, turning, and standing. These medical conditions lead to MND which is a progressive neurological degenerative disease affecting the motor neurons in the body. Many types of research are conducted to find a proper treatment for this incurable disease. The stem cell therapy is seen as a potential cure for motor neuron disease treatment in India. The Role of Stem Cells in Treatment of MND: No medication has proved effective to control the progression of this serious disease in the long-term.