Innovation Hub Blog
More than 45 million couples worldwide experience challenges when trying to get pregnant. The eye-opening conversation with a doctor that brings to light the reality that you may not be able to grow your family in the way you always envisioned, can be heartbreaking. When the issue arises, the spotlight seems to automatically focus in on the woman. Despite men making up half our population, men’s health topics are not commonly discussed – in particular, men’s fertility. Supported by the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub and Brigham and Women’s Translational Accelerator, the team of Hadi Shafiee, PhD, a scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has created a smartphone-based test and application that can measure the quality of sperm and ultimately change the direction in patient care when it comes to male fertility issues.
On April 25th, the Brigham Innovation Hub Speaker Series will bring together a panel of pharma experts to discuss the current relationship between pharma and digital health, and how it will evolve in the future. The panel will include Rachel Sha from Sanofi, Luba Greenwood from Roche, Aman Bhandari from Merck, and Matt Schumacher from UCB; moderated by Naomi Fried from Health Innovation Strategies.
Before setting up the stools and microphones, we wanted to hear what the panel members already had on their minds. Pulling from their work and personal experiences, they shared with us some of their views and visions on the relationship between digital health and the pharma industry.
Our digital technologies have been the answer to many of our daily hassles and challenges. It is a path we as society have entered and don’t plan on leaving. Could this be the path that the healthcare industry is moving too?
April iHub Speaker Series: David Feygin, Chief Digital Health Officer and VP of Information Technology, Boston Scientific.
What if we imagined every day was a day without a woman? What would society have looked like without the contributions of women? More specifically – where would the digital health and healthcare world be without women today? Let us take a trip back in history and look at some of the early women, who helped lay the foundation for the innovative world we live in today.
On Wednesday, October 19th Brigham Innovation Hub was joined for our October Innovation Hour by Jeff Sutherland—the inventor of Scrum and co-author of the Agile Manifesto. He asked at one point, “What if a department like orthopedics implemented Scrum and treated 50 percent more patients with better quality and outcomes?”
Personal finance has become completely digitized. It’s almost painful to write, but I remember having to drive to the bank, wait in line and talk to a teller face-to-face (at least there were usually lollipops) – every single time I made a deposit. Today, personal finance is less centralized and more available than ever, creating a seamless experience for the consumer. Can healthcare learn from it?