Innovation Hub Blog
The Brigham Research Institute (BRI) and Brigham community are currently gearing up for the sixth annual Discover Brigham event being held on Thursday, November 9th. Formerly known as Research Day, Discover Brigham aims to highlight research and innovation happening at the Brigham focusing on science, technology and medicine. This half-day event allows members of both the Brigham and Greater Boston community to explore the science, technology and medicine happening in their own backyard.
By definition a pulse is the regular throbbing of arteries, cause by successive contractions of the heart. More simply put, a pulse is life. A pulse is movement. Is the body alive and working? Is it able to move, grow and thrive?
If you haven’t heard about PULSE@MassChallenge, then you are missing the “PULSE” of digital innovation in Boston. As a champion organization to PULSE, the Brigham Health iHub team pitched this past Wednesday at the monthly PULSE CHECK. Learn more about the PULSE program below.
iHub offers an elective rotation for residents, who exemplify the next generation of innovation in our teaching hospital. They are on the front lines of patient care, are digitally savvy, and come to us with diverse backgrounds and interests. Their perspective is invaluable to our work, and our Resident Perspective blog series is a place for them to share their thoughts on digital health.
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.