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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Veritas Genetics' Rodrigo Martinez (left) chats with Ana Maiques of Neuroelectrics.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Dennis Ausiello from Massachusetts General Hospital talks about the "measurement gap" in diagnosing wellness.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

The Broad auditorium filled up with attendees wanting to glimpse the future of healthtech.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg says telehealth has seen a "tsunami" of adoption in the last couple years.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

GNS Healthcare CEO Colin Hill (left) chats with Xconomy's Bob Buderi about using big data analysis on a "new path to personalized medicine."

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Our audience had many questions about the future of technology and healthcare, but it's all good.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Seventh Sense Biosystems CEO Howard Weisman (right) demos his company's blood-draw device on good sport Stuart Blitz (also from Seventh Sense).

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Iora Health's Rushika Fernandopulle (right) makes a point as he chats with Michael Greeley from Flare Capital Partners about the future of primary care.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Healthtech attendees gather during one of the breaks.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Left to right: Twine Health's John Moore, Athenahealth's Kyle Armbrester, and Circulation's Robin Heffernan talk the future of digital health, moderated by PULSE@MassChallenge's Nick Dougherty (far right).

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

The Broad Institute lobby is perfect for hosting receptions.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Neuroelectrics CEO Ana Maiques demos an electrode cap for monitoring and stimulating the brain.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Sit, stand, eat, drink, whatever you prefer.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Ginkgo Bioworks CEO Jason Kelly talks about using biology to make new products, starting with flavors and fragrances.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Iora Health's Rushika Fernandopulle (right) chats with a guest.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Xconomy networking receptions are a nice opportunity to make new connections.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Robert Wells from GE healthymagination (left) chats with Gary Gottlieb of Partners In Health about improving global health.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

They came, they saw, they asked questions about what's going on in healthcare.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Only the finest beverages and refreshments for our guests.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Quite a spread at the Broad Institute. One lucky guest even won a free genome sequencing.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Cure Forward's Frank Ingari (right) chats with another attendee.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Neuroelectrics' Ana Maiques (center) chats with attendees at the break.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

The sessions were interactive, so our healthtech audience got to ask a lot of questions.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Attendees were on the edge of their seats, well, at least some of the time.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Healthcare discussions, fall foliage, what more can you ask?

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

We hope everyone came away with new ideas and contacts.

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What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

What's Hot in Boston Healthtech

Xconomy Boston — 

There are more questions than answers—maybe that’s the way healthcare will always be. Still, we need to ask them. And we did, at Xconomy’s What’s Hot in Boston Healthtech conference at the Broad Institute last Thursday.

Some big themes emerged. “Wellness” is hard to define, and even harder to measure. Even with all the healthcare data out there, accessing the right data—and interpreting it in the right way—is the key to improving patient care. But who will own patient data in the future, and how can technology help enable sharing of information across clinics, give patients more control over their data, and build more trust and collaboration between patients and caregivers?

Our speakers may not have been able to answer all of these questions, but they gave us a glimpse of their individual journeys to finding the answers. And they left us with plenty to chew on, even as we ponder the future of things like digital health, primary care, and the Affordable Care Act.

We’d like to give huge thanks to our speakers and attendees; our event host, the Broad Institute; our platinum sponsor GE; our gold sponsors Sassoon & Cymrot, and Shire; our silver sponsors Northeastern University, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Veritas Genetics, and W2O Group; and our reception sponsor Neuroelectrics. And special thanks to Keith Spiro Photography for the pictures.

Jeff Engel and Xconomy’s events team contributed to this report.