Health events in Boston 10/23 to 10/28

Thanks to Fred Hapgood and Boston Science and Engineering Lectures for most of these listings.  And, as he notes, do check Harvard events as some may not be open to the public or be in buildings with limited access. Monday: A research program called the "Center for Cancer Evolution" is holding a kick off symposiums … Continue reading Health events in Boston 10/23 to 10/28

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Flood of gadgets slows the push for health connectivity

The flood of gadgets that don't interact is slowing the push for health connectivity, says Rob Havasy of the Center for Connected Health. The Partner's program aims "to move care from the hospital or doctor's office into the day-to-day lives of patients."   "I have become even more convinced that this increasing complexity, driven by the proliferation of communication services available … Continue reading Flood of gadgets slows the push for health connectivity

Harvard to create “Institute of Translational Immunology”

The Crimson reports that Harvard Med is expanding its immunology program.  More on the program:  This committee will be accompanied by the newly-created Division of Immunology within the restructured Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology. The final tier of the initiative is the Harvard Institute of Translational Immunology (HITI), which will take a multidisciplinary approach to … Continue reading Harvard to create “Institute of Translational Immunology”

Patient empowerment and the digital revolution

Forgive the budding clichés. If you are at all interested in patient empowerment and the many other ways the the digital revolution is changing health care, check out the tweet stream from the Connected Health conference.  I find it kind of hard to follow tweetstreams because they read backwards. But, you can click on each tweeter' site from … Continue reading Patient empowerment and the digital revolution