Hartford Business Journal

May 8, 2017

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For more B2B news visit Subscribe online Don't miss being a part of biggest sales lead generation day of the year on June 8th 2017 Introducing the ALL NEW Index ■ The List: PG. 5 ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 9 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 16 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 16 ■ Corporate Profile: PG. 18 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 Racing to Innovate East Hartford's Bolton Works has used 3-D scanners to help manufacturers carry out precision checks of their products. Now the firm is using its technology to reverse engineer a motorcycle engine to aid UConn students in a global race car competition. PG. 14 FOCUS TECHNOLOGY G R E AT E R H A R T F O R D ' S B U S I N E S S N E W S w w w. H a r t f o rd B u s i n e s s . c o m MAY 8, 2017 Volume 25, Number 20 $3.00 Attendance Rebound As the Connecticut Sun women's basketball team approaches the start of its 15th season, team executives are trying to reverse declining attendance in recent years to ensure the WNBA franchise remains a key part of Mohegan Sun's entertainment experience. PG. 3 Niche 'health-tech' sector seeks to become CT hub By Patricia Daddona pdaddona@HartfordBusiness.com W hen Farmington-based Diameter Health's soft- ware was combing through a health system's elec- tronic medical records recently, it found that the hospital incorrectly labeled penicillin as pain medicine. It's not known if any patient was affected by the coding error, but incorrectly identifying medi- cation is not just a critical patient safety hazard, says Diameter Health co-founder and CEO Eric Rosow, it's an example of the "dirty" — incorrect or inconsis- tent — information that pervades the records of health systems and insurers. Those electronic records are in desperate need of cleaning up, Rosow says, not only to improve quality of care but to enable efficient patient-care management. Diameter Health, which helps medical providers consolidate Continued on page 10 P H O T O | S T E V E L A S C H E V E R Eric Rosow, CEO of Farmington-based Diameter Health, talks with staff. The firm is part of the state's growing health-tech sector. By John Stearns jstearns@HartfordBusiness.com U Conn Health's Dr. Pramod Srivastava has opened a clinical trial for a personalized vaccine against ovarian cancer that he hopes proves its safety and effectiveness, sets the stage for commer- cial development and lays the groundwork for treating other cancers. Ovarian cancer, for which there's no screening test, afflicts about 20,000 women in the U.S. each year and often doesn't present clear symptoms until reaching advanced, stage 3 or 4 levels. After surgery and chemotherapy, the cancer recurs in about 90 percent of patients within a couple years. Of those, most die. LIFE PRESERVER Continued on page 12 UConn doc's vaccine aims to fight ovarian cancer Dr. Pramod Srivastava, seen in his lab at UConn Health, is conducting a phase one clinical trial for an ovarian cancer vaccine. H B J P H O T O | J O H N S T E A R N S

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