• UnityPoint strategy head Kent Lehr runs the innovation team like a startup: 'You cannot be afraid to go all-in'

    Kent Lehr is the vice president of strategy and business development at UnityPoint Health, where he also heads up UnityPoint Ventures, the $100 million investment fund the Des Moines, Iowa-based health system launched in May.
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  • Matter healthcare incubator opens 2nd location in New York City

    Matter, a Chicago-based healthcare startup incubator, announced on Sept. 26 its plans to open a second innovation center, to be located in New York City.
  • MedTech Innovator names winner of $350K grand prize

    MedTech Innovator, a Los Angeles-based startup accelerator, named Forest Devices, a Pittsburgh-based medical technology company, the winner of its 2019 Global Competition.
  • How to support every stage of an organization's innovation efforts

    Though funding and other resources are undoubtedly imperative to an organization's innovation efforts, equally important is buy-in from executives who value and prioritize innovation.
  • How 2 CMIOs foster team innovation

    Establishing a culture of innovation among team members can look vastly different for hospitals and health systems.
  • Partners HealthCare's investment strategy that led to $154M commercial, investment income in 2018

    Partners HealthCare is a global leader in healthcare research and development, with an immense capacity for innovation.
  • Technology 'cannot be the centerpiece' of innovation, according to Rebecca Kaul, MD Anderson's chief innovation officer

    For many, the word innovation immediately conjures images of futuristic, cutting-edge technology, but at the Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the focus instead is on the people at the heart of that innovation.
  • Viewpoint: 5 innovation myths that slow progress

    Though there is not one standard definition of innovation, many innovators share a similar set of beliefs and principles regarding their approaches to developing new products, techniques and solutions.
  • New Northwestern center will study the science of scientific innovation

    Evanston, Ill.-based Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management opened the Center for the Science of Science & Innovation, where researchers will use advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to detect patterns guiding scientific discovery.
  • Why University Hospitals launched an investment arm and how it plans to disrupt in the future

    David Sylvan is vice president and executive director of University Hospitals Ventures, an 18-month-old investment arm at University Hospitals that aims to drive an innovative culture and serve as an alternative revenue source for the system in the future.
  • Providence Digital Innovation Group

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health developed the Digital Innovation Group to identify issues that could be solved with a digital solution. The group focuses on consumer experience and includes a robust digital strategy, partnerships, digital marketing and new product development.
  • University Hospitals Ventures

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals launched UH Ventures around 18 months ago to help drive innovation within the health system. The investment arm already has several projects underway and a portfolio that includes Conversa, a conversation platform that can provide patients information about chronic diseases, and riskLD, a spinout from University Hospitals developed to automate algorithms in labor and delivery.
  • Molina Healthcare of Washington launches $3M innovation fund

    Bothell-based Molina Healthcare of Washington announced on Sept. 24 the launch of the Molina Community Innovation Fund, a three-year, $3 million initiative to invest in local community-based organizations addressing gaps in access to quality healthcare.
  • Children's Minnesota: Community Connect

    Minneapolis-based Children's Minnesota's innovation program Community Connect aims to address patients' social determinants of health needs. With multiple entry points, patients and families can enroll in the program through proactive screenings during appointments, direct clinician referrals and family self-referrals.
  • Mount Sinai Health System: Mount Sinai Innovation Partners

    Mount Sinai Innovation Partners serves as the commercialization engine for Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. With more than 39 employees in specialties including business development, intellectual property and alliance management, MSIP focuses on translating research and technological discoveries into viable products that help support patient population.
  • LifeBridge Health: Department of Innovation and Research

    LifeBridge Health's Department of Innovation and Research applies a community-centric approach to solving organizational challenges. Founded in 2016, the innovation department engages with external partners to expand access to care and improve value-based contracts.
  • Montefiore Health System: Montefiore Einstein Center for Innovation in Simulation

    The Montefiore Einstein Center for Innovation in Simulation was established by New York City-based Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The innovation center features simulation technologies equipped for medical education and research, combining nursing schools and physician care to foster an environment that focuses on training procedures for healthcare professionals at all stages of their careers.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian: NewYork-Presbyterian IT-Innovation Center

    NewYork-Presbyterian launched the NewYork-Presbyterian IT-Innovation center in 2015 to centralize the health system's telehealth efforts.
  • University of Missouri Health Care: Tiger Institute for Health Innovation

    Columbia-based University of Missouri's Tiger Institute for Health Innovation was formed in 2009 as a public/private partnership between the university and Cerner.
  • Northwell Health: Health Information Technology and Innovation Center

    Northwell Health's Health Information Technology and Innovation Center, in partnership with the New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based system's clinical research facility, is responsible for the creation of several groundbreaking medical technologies.

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