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CareAline: A mother’s road to SXSW

Our daughter, Saoirse, was diagnosed with cancer when she was 11 months old. Her care, safety and comfort were our first priorities. When she had a PICC line and later a central line placed to infuse drugs and fluids, we saw a need for a better way to keep these lines safe and secure without…

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SXSW Interactive 2015: Our future selves, a maturing health tech industry and why failing is productive

Judy Wang, MS, is a program manager in the Telehealth Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. In 2012, when I attended the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference for the first time, health tech was still an emerging field. It was the first year the world’s leading conference for emerging technology and digital creativity made any…

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Pitching pediatric innovation at SXSW Interactive

Judy Wang, MS, is a program manager in the Telehealth Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. A major theme at Taking on Tomorrow 2014 was the difficulty in making the business case for innovation in pediatrics, since the market size is small relative to the adult market. Muna AbdulRaqqaq Tahlak, MD, CEO of Latifa Hospital in…

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Innovation Tank nets two winners

Daymond John, of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and a five-judge panel of venture capitalists and physicians selected two winners in the Innovation Tank at the Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards. The judges awarded the fledgling companies—both of which have created products to help prevent catheter-associated infections—$12,500 each. The runner-up, Kurbo, received $5,000….

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