innovation

By Jonah Comstock November 10, 2017
Hal Wolf, the new CEO of HIMSS, thinks adding a three letter word to his organization’s mission statement will go a long way toward positioning HIMSS for the future. Instead of the old tagline “transforming health through information technology”, Wolf wants it to read “transforming health through information and technology”. “My experience is there’s nothing that’s actually a technology project...
By Jonah Comstock October 13, 2017
Day 1 of last week’s Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California was a Provider Symposium, where innovation personnel at some of the nation’s large and notable health systems came together to speak about their experiences around innovation, big data, and patient engagement, among other topics. Data isn’t enough: Machine learning, big data, and interoperability One theme that emerged from...
By Jeff Lagasse July 24, 2017
New York-based health giant Northwell Health has teamed up with the Israel Innovation Authority to develop and implement a number of medical innovations it says will improve patient care.   Representing hundreds of medical technology start-up companies in Israel, the IIA is a government-backed agency that partially funds newly founded companies to help them develop and bring their products to...
By Bernie Monegain May 15, 2017
Dr. Peter Fleischut has been named senior vice president and chief transformation officer at NewYork-Presbyterian. He took the reins on May 1. In his new role, Fleischut will lead enterprise integration, transformation for clinical operations, innovation initiatives, logistics and pharmacy. He will also oversee the implementation of clinical technology operations for the new David H. Koch Center...
By Jonah Comstock April 7, 2017
Sometimes innovation in hospitals means new technology, but sometimes it can just mean better workflows or ways of doing things. Or sometimes, for a new technology to really have value, doctors and nurses need to change their workflow around it. Creating and sustaining this behavior change can be the hardest part of an innovation. At the Pop Health Forum in Boston this week, Dr. Leora Horwitz,...
By Jonah Comstock February 15, 2017
When the Church of the Latter Day Saints gifted the 15 hospitals that formed the original Intermountain Health System to the community in 1975, they did it with one mission and one mandate: to create a "model system". Figuring out what that means is the job of everyone at the system, but especially of Todd Dunn, the system's director of innovation. Dunn will talk more about his innovation model...
By Jonah Comstock September 26, 2016
CIO is something of a loaded acronym in healthcare these days. Whether your “I” stands for information or innovation can be perceived as a marker of the progressiveness of your organization. But is that fair? At the Health 2.0 pre-conference provider summit in Santa Clara yesterday, two chief innovation officers and a chief information officer went back and forth on the terminology, and how...
By Jonah Comstock April 4, 2014
The FDA, along with the FCC and ONC has finally released the report to Congress required by the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) of 2012. This FDASIA report, called "Proposed Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk-Based Framework," reiterates previously articulated FDA positions on regulatory discretion and avoiding regulatory redundancy between the FDA, ONC, and FDA. It's based on the...
By Jonah Comstock February 25, 2014
Three new Kaiser Permanente hospitals will be opening soon in California and will roll out the Journey Home Board, a tablet application that serves as an outpatient education and engagement app. The Journey Home Board is the latest technology to come out of Kaiser's Imagine Care Anywhere program, an innovation center based out of Kaiser's Garfield Innovation Center in San Leandro, California. "...
By Aditi Pai October 9, 2013
Jonathan Bush, CEO and cofounder of athenahealth, wants to build a healthcare internet. Bush spoke about the barriers to healthcare innovation in a lively conversation with MIT Technology Review Editor in Chief Jason Pontin at the EmTech event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bush described athenahealth, provider of cloud-based EHR and practice management software, as the "water boy" for the health...