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Vecna Makes Waves in Health Care Industry

Aired on Bloomberg TV Canada Vecna Technologies is looking to use robots to help ease the burden on the healthcare system of an increasingly aging population. Globalive chairman Anthony Lacavera talks to the company’s co-founder Deborah Theobald.

Vecna named a Bostinno Tech Madness 2017 Finalist

By Morgan O’Brien – BostInno Events Coordinator Tech Madness is our friendly competition to see who the community thinks will be the most valuable tech company in five years. We seed 64 local businesses/startups and put them head-to-head with you, our readers, voting to determine who will move on to the next matchup. And since we’re one month out […]

Vecna Board Names Dwight Moore CEO of VGo Subsidiary

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vecna Technologies, parent company of VGo Communications, has selected Dwight Moore as VGo’s new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment of Moore to this position follows a strategic decision to make the VGo product line a subsidiary company under the Vecna umbrella and focus its mission on immersive […]

There’s a new home for robots and their makers in Boston

By Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe Entrepreneurs and engineers designing new kinds of robots will soon have a home in Boston — fittingly, in an industrial corner of the neighborhood often called the Innovation District. MassRobotics, a nonprofit formed in 2014 to support the state’s robotics industry, plans to open a new shared startup space on […]

Upstream Change, Downstream Value: see you at HIMSS!

The time between setting an appointment and arriving in the exam room is the most important for influencing immediate and downstream revenue capture, patient readiness and satisfaction. Vecna’s patient self-service solution is a digital platform that automates routine registration and billing tasks through one cohesive workflow for patients and staff. Our customers have: cut patient […]

Mass. robotics firms make trip to China seeking investors

By Toni Ann Booras, Special to the Boston Business Journal Representatives from 10 Massachusetts robotics companies will travel to China at the end of October to meet with potential investors and companies there in an effort to connect American innovation with Chinese capital and partnership opportunities. The trip, which is scheduled for Oct. 22-30, was […]

Here’s how many people are employed in the robotics industry in Massachusetts

By David Harris, Boston Business Journal The 122 robotics companies in Massachusetts employed over 4,700 workers and generated over $1.6 billion in revenue in 2015 alone, according to a new report from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. The report from the tech-focused economic development agency also identified 33 new robotics startups that were created in Massachusetts […]

InTeahouse and MassRobotics Launch First U.S. – China Robotics Summit

BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — InTeahouse, a global network that powers the international innovation economy, is launching its first U.S.-China Robotics Summit. The Summit serves to deepen the relationship established between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Guangdong Province of China under the Joint Statement signed on May 12th, 2016. As a bridge for U.S.-China technology […]

Banks Team with Healthcare IT for Innovative Solutions

By Debbie Theobald, CEO, for The Doctor Weighs In The traditional role of banks in RCM (revenue cycle management) Banks have traditionally played a critical role in serving the healthcare industry. They are payment aggregators, digital and paper lockboxes, data normalizers, systems of record, and more. They are the unsung heroes of healthcare—the trusted, sturdy […]

Chris Larsen and Guangyu Sun published in Nucleic Acids Research journal

Congratulations to Chris Larsen and Guangyu Sun for being published in the Nucleic Acids Research journal.  Their article “Influenza Research Database: An integrated bioinformatics resource for influenza virus research” can be found here. The article has great information about the work we are doing at the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-sponsored Bioinformatics […]

Country Star Jimmy Wayne to Accept Award via VGo

Country star Jimmy Wayne will be honored at the Congress Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels of Adoption event Wednesday night. He will attend the event via VGo. We congratulate Jimmy on his amazing efforts for youth in foster care. He received another award for his work earlier this week. In a private ceremony in Kennebunkport, […]

Vecna Nominated for BostInno’s Coolest Companies Competition

Vecna has been nominated as one of BostInno’s Coolest Companies! We are among 150 innovative companies with amazing culture and products in the Boston area. 10 companies will be chosen as winners, including two picked by BostInno readers. We love Vecna for many reasons! Our innovative and enthusiastic team is transforming healthcare and working on […]

Vecna Technologies’ Quest to Set the Robots Free

By Steve Minter, Industry Week For a robotics visionary, Debbie Theobald is remarkably grounded. Though the CEO and Co-founder of Vecna Technologies sees the robotics industry at an inflection point where “a lot of great things are coming together,” she says the more widespread adoption of robots will stem from technologists answering a classic business […]

Editorial: A future shock awaits economy

Appears in Concord Monitor The more complex and threatening the problem, the longer it takes for society to recognize and act on it. Take climate change. That danger has long been almost universally recognized but the nation has done little, save for executive action by President Obama, to combat it. Another threat, almost as profound, […]

Robots and people race at Cambridge Robot Race

By WHDH Staff Robots and people both took to the streets Sunday in the second annual Vecna Cares Robot Race and 5K in Cambridge. The races both took place at the Alewife T Station in Cambridge. Participants and robots had the chance to race in separate courses, with a separate road race being held for […]

VGo Featured in One of 8 Presidential Libraries and Museums to Visit This Election Year

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum College Station, Texas Many of this museum’s permanent exhibits at Texas A&M University let visitors learn about the World War II experiences of George H.W. Bush, a decorated navy aviator. You can try your hand at virtually landing a plane on an aircraft carrier. Or, you can remotely control […]

4 possible futures for US workers in 2040

By James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute My colleagues Mike Strain and Kevin Hassett outline what the next 25 years might look like for American workers. Here are some excerpts from their essay: 1) Workers will live and work longer, perhaps much, much longer. If you subscribe to the lump of labor fallacy, then you would […]

New markets push strong growth in robotics industry

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By Sharon Gaudin, ComputerWorld The robotics industry, spurred on by demand in new markets and increasing labor costs, is expected to show strong growth through the rest of the decade, according to analyst firm IDC. Worldwide spending on robotics, as well as related services, is expected to jump from a $71 billion market in 2015 […]

Vecna Elected to Robotics Business Review Top 50

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Robotics Business Review Names Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2016 Vecna Elected to RBR50 CAMBRIDGE, MA, 2/16/16 – Robotics Business Review (RBR) has unveiled its fifth annual RBR50 list, naming Vecna as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2016. With the robotics industry more competitive than ever, new […]

Vecna & iCobots Announce Distribution Agreement

Vecna Expands Distribution Reach to the Middle East Vecna, a global leader in robotics and telepresence, today entered into a  partnership with iCobots, a Collaborative Robotics distributor of best-in-class products in Israel. With this agreement, Vecna will further extend the availability of its patented VGo platform to Israeli businesses, medical facilities and educational institutions.