Tag Archives: Tech

LCMC Health uses pop health tech to attack value-based care head on

After several years of testing value-based programs and payment models, Louisiana Children’s Medical Center, LCMC Health, was in need of a scalable population health system that could serve its patients and 2,000 medical staff and physicians. THE PROBLEM “After testing value-based programs and payment models for several years, we identified the need for a partner… Read More »

Solving the social determinants requires the right tech and a better payment model

Tom Sequist of Partners HealthCare, Dr. Eric Fleegler of Veta Health and an ER physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, Somava Stout, of the Connected Health Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Josh Lemieux of the nonprofit OCHIN, address the social determinants at the Connected Health Conference in Boston. Physicians have long struggled to get patients and… Read More »

Harvard undergrad Michael Chen works at the corner of med and tech

Michael Chen ’20 is spending the summer in the Department of Biomedical Informatics lab at Harvard Medical School, where he has worked since he started at the College. The applied math concentrator, who has always been intrigued by the intersection of medicine and technology, published a paper as first author this spring about a computer… Read More »

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $ 8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies. The deal, between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and a team of scientists at Britain’s Imperial… Read More »

Sapien 3 Ultra; Low-Risk TAVR; Pivoting Bioresorbable Tech

Edwards Lifesciences announced that its Sapien 3 Ultra got Europe’s CE Mark for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis patients. The Ultra model uses a new delivery system and sheath and adds an “on balloon” design that makes valve alignment unnecessary, the press release said. TAVR was better than surgery for… Read More »