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Advances in Adaptive Technology - CANCELLED DUE TO EXPECTED SNOW

Health Innovators

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

Advances in Adaptive Technology - CANCELLED DUE TO...

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The Health Innovators present Adaptive technology by Julie Merritt and Jennifer Bartecchi.

Jennifer Bartecchi is a Speech-Language Pathologist who services children and young adults with severe-to-profound cognitive and medical needs within educational and medical settings.  She currently works full-time in an early education preschool setting within the Randolph Public School district, while maintaining her role as an Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) specialist at the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton, Massachusetts. Jennifer received her Master’s Degree in speech pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions, followed by a Master’s Degree in education through the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Through her work in Assistive Technology and AAC within both educational and medical settings, Jennifer has been able to connect underserved, low-incidence, and low SES families with their communities, and has effectively empowered her clients with the knowledge and skills they need to self-advocate for their family and individual needs.

Julie Merritt is the vice president of sales and partnerships for Verbal Applications, a new company in patient communication advancement. Verbal's first offering is software that bypasses the call bell, and uses tablets for patients to communication with their clinical staff through messages being sent to an iPod Touch. Patients of all ages select pictures for their requests. The software can present various languages, has recorded messages, and if there are dexterity issues, patients can use their eyes to move between requests. Julie is dedicated to improving communication in health care for all patients.

The Health Innovators will display Patient TalkBack, a free software application for your smartphone. Light refreshments including bottled water will be available.

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MIT Room E51-315, Tang Center corner of Wadsworth and Amherst Streets
Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)

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Health Innovators (HI) is a community consists of doctors, clinicians, business professionals, programmers, investors, product managers, and more of talents. Our mission is to help turn ideas for improved healthcare into reality.


Our goal is support entrepreneurs to build businesses that will solve our healthcare issues. HI serves the community as a place to develop resources and infrastructures that are necessary to identify early stage opportunities, cultivate and assist healthcare technology startups to create, validate and commercialize ideas. 


Our mentors are affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, IBM, Philips, Foundation Medicine, and other local healthcare businesses in the Kendall square area. 


By providing access to mentors, industry experts, other like-minded Digital Health entrepreneurs, and access to funds, HI dramatically improves the chances of startups to succeed.



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