Game Changers in 3-D Medical Imaging Manipulation

Game Changers in 3-D Medical Imaging Manipulation

Kovtun and Williams used their programming knowledge to develop innovative software to more easily manipulate 3-D imaging data, working on the project in their spare time outside of work. But when they faced funding obstacles in realizing their entrepreneurial vision, they turned to resources at BWH to take their project to the next level.

Initial seed funding from the BRI enabled them to shift their software from a weekend side project to a full-fledged academic research venture. Strategic commercialization guidance from iHub further accelerated the project’s movement, providing the duo with entrepreneurial advice and connecting them to business development resources. With iHub’s support, Kovtun and Williams could develop their idea and enter it into the Shark Tank competition.

Happy Birthday, BTM! A Year in Expert Care, Discovery and Innovation

Happy Birthday, BTM! A Year in Expert Care, Discovery and Innovation

The Building for Transformative Medicine (BTM) opened its doors to patients last October as a hub for state-of-the-art labs, outpatient clinical space and advanced imaging facilities. Located at 60 Fenwood Road, the building brings together researchers and clinicians from across multiple disciplines with a shared vision for collaboration, acceleration and translation of laboratory discoveries into novel treatments for patients.

58 Hospitals with Innovation Programs (2017)

58 Hospitals with Innovation Programs (2017)

The hospitals and health systems on this list have committed to keeping up with — or getting ahead of — the pace of change in healthcare. These hospitals formed dedicated centers and institutes for innovation, research and development. The products coming out of these programs range from technological, including medical devices, diagnostics and mobile health platforms, to clinical workflows, simulation and process improvements.

BWH Looks to Solve Critical Challenges with Startup Partnerships

BWH Looks to Solve Critical Challenges with Startup Partnerships

On Thursday, September 28, Brigham and Women’s Innovation Hub (iHub) speaker series met at the hospital’s building of Transformative Medicine to discuss their digital health innovation, both internally and with local-area startups. Speaker Adam Landman, Chief Information Officer of the BWH, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and attending emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, had an open discussion with Laurance Stuntz, the Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, or MeHI. They discussed the current climate for health care startups collaborating with major academic medical centers like BWH.

Redox adds first health system customer with Brigham Health deal in push to expand interoperability

Redox adds first health system customer with Brigham Health deal in push to expand interoperability

“We’re eager to be better partners to our colleagues at digital health startups and large vendors alike,” Landman said. “This platform will allow us to efficiently and securely share information and data that are essential to supporting the development of novel technologies that have the potential to ultimately improve the care of our patients.”

New Online Tool Helps BWHers Find and Fix Things

New Online Tool Helps BWHers Find and Fix Things

Mark Zhang, DO, MMSc, medical director of Digital Health Implementation, has worked closely with Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS, chief information officer at Brigham Health, and staff from the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) and Partners IS to develop FixIt. With support from hospital leadership, the project was driven by the need to create a mobile-friendly site that could function as a hub for finding the appropriate facilities and operations contact information at BWH.

Get to know: The "PULSE" of Boston's Digital Health Community

Get to know: The "PULSE" of Boston's Digital Health Community

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.

Fitness Trackers: On Track or Not?

Fitness Trackers: On Track or Not?

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.

How Boston has transformed itself into a powerful digital health ecosystem

How Boston has transformed itself into a powerful digital health ecosystem

Boston is home to many prominent hospitals. Although both hospitals and digital health startups seek to improve healthcare, collaborations between them aren’t always easy. In Boston, however, health systems like Brigham and Women’s, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital have created processes to connect with digital health startups and facilitate the review and onboarding of proposed pilots and research studies.