Blue Button Innovation Challenge

The big impact of mobile health solutions: Rohit Khanna’s reflections on the Tufts Medstart Blue Button Challenge

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of being involved with the Blue Button initiative through a joint Tufts/M.I.T/White House Innovation collaborative effort. About one hundred people descended upon Tufts University’s Harrison Avenue location to spend a weekend debating, discussing and designing solutions for healthcare that meet the goal of the Blue Button Initiative…

Boston Blue Button Innovation Challenge: Mentors Tackle the Practice Pitches

This is the third in a series of articles about the Boston Blue Button Innovation Challenge this past weekend. Read the first article here and the second article here. With only a few hours of work under their belts, the newly-formed teams at the Boston Blue Button Innovation Challenge gave their first practice pitches in…

Boston Blue Button Innovation Challenge: The Teams Start to Hack

This is the second in a series of articles about the Boston Blue Button Innovation Challenge this past weekend. Read the first article here. After all of the pitching and team formation was finished on Saturday afternoon at the Boston Blue Button Innovation Challenge, the real work of the hackathon began. I followed the mentors…

Boston Blue Button Innovation Challenge: Initial Pitches and Team-Building

Breaking the wall between medicine and business, said Dr. Joe Jabre, Director of the Tufts University School of Medicine’s MD/MBA Program, was the theme of this weekend’s Blue Button Innovation Challenge in Boston. Hosted at Tufts and organized by MedStart and MIT H@cking Medicine in collaboration with The Office of the National Coordinator for Health…

Boston Blue Button Innovation Challenge: Presidential Innovation Fellows

This weekend’s Boston Blue Button Innovation Challenge had many inspirational and brilliant people involved with a mission to improve healthcare for the better of the American public. The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program pairs top innovators from the private sector, non-profits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate during focused 6-13 month “tours…