Brigham and Women's Hospital's Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital launched its innovation hub in 2013 to help the hospital's clinicians, scientists and employees advance their ideas for improving care. The Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, also called iHub, has a digital health consulting team of about five employees supporting new ideas and collaborations with organizations such as Microsoft, Redox and Boston-based Harvard Business School.

The innovation hub has led hackathons in the hospital to develop solutions to challenges in pulmonary, surgery and radiology services, among other clinical areas. The hub's projects include BWH FixIt, which eases access to the health system's services including food and transportation, as well as Brigham Maps, a wayfinding tool for patients and employees to navigate the hospital.

In July, Royal Philips acquired Brigham Digital Innovation Hub-supported company Medumo. Brigham gastroenterologist Jennifer Nayor, MD, piloted the platform that was able to improve scheduling and preparation quality for colonoscopies, among other functions.

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