Children's Hospital Boston is partnering with a genome-sequencing giant to create a for-profit company to create next-generation diagnostic tests.
Chip technology could be used to develop faster, more flexible medical testing that requires only a minute fluid sample, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The global market for point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, which encompasses all tests performed outside of hospital labs, was worth $13.8 billion in 2011, according to a new report from BCC Research.
Both physicians and patients should use a more critical eye in determining whether certain diagnostic tests might do more harm than good, Dr. Steven E. Weinberger, executive vice president and CEO of
Massachusetts-based Harvard Pilgrim has started paying patients $10 to $75 each time they get medical tests at a lower cost provider. Under Harvard Pilgrim's SaveOn program, when members get