Category Archives: Health Care Innovation

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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Aditazz’s Big Idea: Innovate Hospital Design to Lower Health Care Costs

By Susan Xu Do you know how many steps a nurse walks every day in your hospital? How many trauma cases happened on the highway near your hospital in the past 10 years? How about the demographic trends or disease … Continue reading

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Ask Me One More Time

Originally posted April 8, 2014 By Nandita Singh I woke up like this: “There is no such thing as the perfect score.” “But the average MCAT score at my dream school is a 38.” “If you have more than one C … Continue reading

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Innovative Undergrad Course at Rice: Applying Design Thinking to Health Care Problems

First in a series By Jennifer J. Salopek Three weeks ago, at a restaurant in Houston, the solution to a major health care problem may have germinated. Around a table were gathered Michael Fisch, MD, chair of the Department of … Continue reading

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Educate Future Doctors to be Patient Advocates

By Casey Quinlan Listen to author Casey Quinlan’s interview with Dr. Aniruddha Malpani on patient engagement.  Patient engagement and patient advocacy are hot topics in the American health care system, due to health care reform and enabled by ready access to … Continue reading

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