• Physician viewpoint: Patient voices are crucial for AI innovation

    Though artificial intelligence algorithms require as much objective patient data as possible to be effective tools for healthcare delivery, it is equally important that they are trained on anecdotal patient evidence, according to Blake McKinney, MD.
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    Eighty-eight percent of organizations across the globe have encouraged or required their employees to work from home—regardless of whether or not they showed coronavirus-related symptoms, finds a recent Gartner survey of human resources executives.
  • U of Texas medical, business school partnership offers innovation support to health startups

    The University of Texas at Austin announced a collaboration between its McCombs School of Business and Dell Medical School that will advance local healthcare startups' innovation efforts.
  • UCHealth CARE Innovation Center

    Richard Zane, MD, UCHealth chief innovation officer, and Steven Hess, UCHealth chief information officer and head of the CARE Innovation Center Applied Decision Science Lab, launched the UCHealth CARE Innovation Center in Aurora, Colo., in 2016. The center, located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, offers a comprehensive suite of resources and services designed to revolutionize health care with leading industry and startup partners.
  • Texas medical school launches innovation platform targeting underserved patients

    Researchers at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas Austin are testing a patient engagement platform to make health information easily accessible and portable. 
  • U of Virginia launches community-driven Center for Civic Innovation

    The Charlottesville-based University of Virginia opened a new center dedicated to advancing innovative, data-driven solutions to community issues such as public health and infrastructure.
  • AHA Innovation Fund leads $10M funding for AI clinical decision support startup

    Concord Health Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity firm, tapped its American Hospital Association Innovation Fund to lead the Series A funding for Mednition, a Burlingame, Calif.-based machine learning startup.
  • Cedars-Sinai Accelerator

    The Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Accelerator supports early-stage companies that are developing healthcare solutions. Forty-seven companies from around the world have participated in the three-month program that offers mentorship and the ability to collaborate with clinicians, researchers and other Cedars-Sinai experts. Upon acceptance into the program, companies receive a $100,000 in investment.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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