innovation

Hospital touchscreen.
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 am December 8, 2017
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has introduced a new app that uses gaming and augmented reality in a drive to improve patient care through digital. Children can choose and name their very own avatar which can then help them understand their hospital visit in order to keep them calm during their stay, using a ‘reward’ system after procedures that allows them to  access additional...
By Jonah Comstock 01:57 pm 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...
Software Developer
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 am November 8, 2017
NHS Digital has announced that it plans to launch a new open application programming interface (API) lab in partnership with the INTEROPen collaborative. The initiative will bring together developers from the industry and NHS Digital to speed up developments of open source APIs. This will improve integration between the NHS and social care, says NHS Digital, addressing problems around information...
By Jonah Comstock 04:38 pm 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...
Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester.

I defy anyone who says the NHS is stuck in the mud or slow in its ways," said NHS England CEO Simon Stevens, at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester

By Leontina Postelnicu 12:29 pm September 13, 2017
NHS England will invest in artificial intelligence (AI) over the next 12 months, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens told delegates at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester. Backing Sir John Bell’s recommendations from the Life Sciences Industrial strategy, Stevens said the NHS needs to ‘get smarter’ in their use of AI and machine learning to improve quality of care: “John Bell’...
By Jeff Lagasse 04:10 pm 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 04:54 pm 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 02:52 pm 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 01:44 pm 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 04:27 pm 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...