UnitedHealth unit to hire hundreds for new Fenway office
February 10, 2016
Source: Boston Business Journal / Healthcare Inc.
Boston - A subsidiary of health care giant UnitedHealth Group is taking a giant leap from the suburbs to relocate to Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, with plans to move 400 employees to new office space and hire an additional 400.
Philadelphia health tech firm sets up Charlestown innovation lab
February 5, 2016
Source: Boston Business Journal
Charlestown - When pharmaceutical and biotech companies are developing drugs, they reach out to ERT to help manage the clinical trial process.
But the Philadelphia-based company is going a step further starting this month, opening a 5,410-square-foot innovation lab at its existing Charlestown campus to encourage partnerships with other companies. The goal is to collect data for clinical trials in a more streamlined way, using upcoming technology and integrating with existing technology to study drugs and their effect.
Massachusetts Launches Comprehensive Digital Health Initiative
January 7, 2016
Source: The Official Website of the Governor of Massachusetts
BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and executives from the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) joined leaders from across state government, healthcare, and the technology sector at Boston Children’s Hospital to announce a comprehensive public-private partnership designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Commonwealth’s digital healthcare industry.
Smarter Lenses: Newly Launched Mobile Eye-Test Device Could Lead to Prescription Virtual-Reality Screens
October 19, 2015
Source: MIT News
By: Rob Matheson
After five years of development and about 40,000 tests worldwide, the smartphone-powered eye-test devices developed by MIT spinout EyeNetra is coming to hospitals, optometric clinics, optical stores, and even homes nationwide.
But on the heels of its commercial release, EyeNetra says it’s been pursuing opportunities to collaborate with virtual-reality companies seeking to use the technology to develop “vision-corrected” virtual-reality displays.