Category Archives: Health Care Innovation

“Continuity Clinical Experience” Integrates Patient Care, Knowledge for Med Students at Vanderbilt

A couple of years ago, post-graduation surveys of Vanderbilt University medical students revealed that their understanding of the health care system, especially population health management, could be more robust. Bonnie Miller, MD, associate vice chancellor for health affairs and senior … Continue reading

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Health Care Field Optimistic About Innovation in Telehealth Landscape With Testing of eConsult Model

By Sarah Sonies Despite concerns about possible challenges, telemedicine and other distance technologies such as e-consults, are developing rapidly, with many academic medical centers (AMCs) testing new models to improve patient care. According to Michael R. Marquardt, MBA, MPH, director … Continue reading

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People, Not Just Institutions, Can Be Hubs of Innovation

By Jennifer J. Salopek Kieran Murphy, MD, is an interventional radiologist at the University of Toronto who holds 62 patents; the devices he invented or improved are used more than 62,000 times per year. Murphy, who believes that interventional radiology … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock to Host Health Care Social Media Review

Health Care Bloggers – It’s Health Care Social Media Review time again — and the Wing of Zock is hosting the June 11 Review! Please send submissions directly to Jennifer Salopek, managing editor, at jsalopek@aamc.org. Submissions are due on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Unexpected Collaborations

Originally posted on the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation blog May 21, 2014 By Francesca Ripple Yesterday I watched a video that went viral and I thought to myself, “Now, that’s innovation!” I might be the only person out of … Continue reading

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1776 Challenge Cup Gives Best and Brightest Startups a Chance to Win Big

By Sarah Sonies Sixteen competed, but only two could win. In what proved to be both a competition and an impromptu lesson on prosthetics, health care startups from all over the world pitched their ideas Thursday night for a chance … Continue reading

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WSJ Contributors Have It All Wrong About CMMI

By Coleen Kivlahan, MD On April 23, 2014, an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal described the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), one of the few bright spots on the health reform horizon in our country, as “a … Continue reading

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The New ROI: Building An Innovation Portfolio

Originally posted April 23, 2014 By Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH Consider your personal investment portfolio. You invest in a combination of vehicles:  some solid, low-risk stocks, perhaps an annuity, and a few high-risk gambles. If you’re smart, your investment portfolio … Continue reading

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