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If You Build It, They Will Come

Health care institutions are using hackathons to tackle challenging and important issues.

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Winners of the BWH "Shark Tank" competition pose with ABC's "Shark Tank" personality Kevin O'Leary (center). From left: Benjamin Humphreys, Tracy Young-Pearse, O'Leary, Aditi Hazra and Jeff Karp.

BWHers Swim With the Sharks, Win $200,000 at “Shark Tank” Event

The Brigham Research Institute, along with Brigham Innovation Hub, held its "Shark Tank-style" competition where BWH scientists competed for funding for their novel research projects.

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Collisions of Collaboration

BWH’s second annual Clinical Innovation Day brought clinicians, scientists and business leaders together to share ideas for transforming patient care.

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BCRISP: Fostering Game-Changing Ideas at BWH

Thanks to six innovative teams of clinicians and their care redesign projects, BWH is improving the quality of patient care and enhancing efficiency, while achieving a cost savings of $1.2 million in total medical expense.

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Go, Go, Google (Glass)

Google Glass has become quite the spectacle at BWH.

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Jessica Dudley, chief medical officer, Brigham and Women’s Physician’s Organization, shows her interest in partnering with Tenacity Health by placing her name—among those of other interested “sharks” —on the wall.

Start-up vs. Start-up, Shark vs. Shark

Laughter. Upset. Suspense. These are the makings of an entertaining television show—or a lively competition held by BWH Innovation Hub.

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Aaron Beals, information systems project manager, BWH Division of Global Health Equity, talks with Rebecca Weintraub, MD, faculty director of the Global Health Delivery Project and associate physician in the BWH Division of Global Health Equity, about GHDonline.

Global Health Delivery: Amplifying Lessons From the Field

Six years since its launch, GHDonline continues to improve health care delivery through global collaboration.

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Three winning teams emerged from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine mini-hackathon held April 18.

Hacking to Improve Pulmonary and Critical Care

Aviation, a medical drama and Bluetooth were just some concepts that found their way into innovative pitches to improve patient care.

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Incubators Keep Hackathon Winners Afloat

Just six months after BWH’s first hackathon, two winning teams have been backed by major incubators.

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Partners HealthCare Innovation’s New Name, Offices and Grants

Partners HealthCare Innovation, formerly known as Partners Research Ventures & Licensing, is introducing a new brand and new name.

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Museum of Science Exhibit Features Vacanti’s Work

BWH’s Charles Vacanti, MD, is the creative force behind one of the Museum of Science’s new exhibit features.

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Bio-inspired Glue Keeps Hearts Securely Sealed

Researchers from BWH, Children’s Hospital and MIT have developed a bio-inspired adhesive that could rapidly attach biodegradable patches inside a beating heart, in the exact place where congenital holes in the heart occur.

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Cast Your Vote for the BRIght Futures Prize

The BWH Biomedical Research Institute will award one of three finalists a $100,000 philanthropic prize to support innovative research that is both compelling and promising.

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Celebrating Women Innovators at BWH

BWH's Biomedical Research Institute invited some of the hospital's many accomplished female physicians and scientists to share a glimpse of their work at a special Sept. 10 Innovation Grand Rounds.

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Innovations Emerge From iHub Hackathon

Novel, prize-winning solutions to health care delivery issues emerge from BWH iHub Hackathon.

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Save the Date: A Time to Vote, a Day to Celebrate Research

Mark your calendars to vote for BRIght Futures Prize and attend Second Annual BWH Research Day!

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iHub Launches, Announces First Hackathon

There’s a new home for medical innovation at BWH—iHub.

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Video: Clinical Innovations

BWH Clinical & Research News asked BWHers what clinical innovation they would like to see in the future.

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SCAMPs founder James Lock, MD, of Boston Children's Hospital, and Roya Ghazinouri, PT, of the BWH SCAMPs team, pose for a photo during the one-year anniversary of SCAMPs at BWH.

SCAMPs Team Marks One Year of Improving Care

In areas where there is such variation in practice, BWH clinicians are turning to SCAMPs as a way to develop guidelines for best practice.

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Timely Topic: BWHers Launch New Journal on Innovation and Delivery Science

As residents at BWH during a pivotal time for health care redesign and reform, Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, and Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, noticed a gap in available literature on “delivery science.”

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Figueroa and Geller Receive First Rappaport Award for Clinical Innovation

BWH donors have provided medical residents with the means to pursue and test innovative projects that produce cost savings and streamline care.

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Video: Going 3D

From fashion to snack foods, 3D printing has infiltrated many industries, and medicine is no exception.

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A Lesson in “Reverse Education”

Mark Brezinski, MD, PhD, is a major believer in the benefits of optimizing one’s environment when it comes to learning.

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The Next Generation of Medicine

The BWH Regenerative Medicine Center conducts a wide array of regenerative medicine research, some of which was showcased at its inaugural symposium on June 11.

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Shining a Spotlight on Clinical Innovation at BWH

Bringing together physicians, scientists, nurses, residents, trainees, administrators and other members of the BWH community, the first annual Clinical Innovation Day was an opportunity for BWH to showcase the many clinical innovations flourishing here at the hospital.

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Profile® Team Transitions to Next-generation Sequencing and Launches New Investigations

Researchers have transitioned Profile®, one of the nation’s most comprehensive personalized medicine initiatives in cancer.

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A Conversation on Innovation

BWH Clinical & Research News sat down with Drs. Schoen and Vosburgh to get their views on breeding a culture of innovation at BWH.