Our events connect students, thought leaders and frontline staff and allow for sharing of insights from across industries.

Our education sessions, innovator in residence rotations, and Aetna Foundation fellows program offer a career pathway for clinicians interested in technology innovation.

“How can we reduce spending when we don’t know how much supplies cost?”

- Meg McCleary, RN

An innovation-focused elective for MGH residents

Innovation is a vital core competency for medical training in today’s world. Many residents and trainees have expressed an inherent interest in the intersection of innovation with medicine, but the rigorous nature of residency training often prevents residents from making the extra time required to participate in innovation-related activities.

As such, together with internal innovation groups, we established a 2-4 week elective experience to provide residents the protected time needed to explore medical innovation. The elective experience entails the completion of a basic curriculum and the participation in ongoing innovation efforts occurring within HTL, CAMTech, and other local innovation organizations.

MGH Heart

An innovative mobile app solution with the latest ECMO emergency guidelines at your fingertips. Available anywhere and anytime, the app ensures that up-to-date guidelines are on-hand in an emergency situation. Primary physicians and first-responders can also refer patients directly to your clinic via the app for life-saving emergent care. We collaborated with Dogtown Media and created a beautifully MGH branded specific mobile app for both iOS and Android for a 3 month pilot to study the use and capture data of where a majority of their Heart Center referrals come from. Within hours of publishing the app, MGH received 3 referrals from partner clinics within their healthcare network.  This app is now available for download in the App Store.

Medumo


40%

Decrease in no-shows and
late cancellations

 

For the inaugural cohort of MassChallenge HealthTech (previously PULSE @ MassChallenge), HTL matched with a startup called Medumo, which was working with Dr. James Richter and Emily Campbell in gastroenterology to put together a pilot to reduce failed colonoscopy prep via automated reminders that would be texted to patients.

In the year since HTL completed work with Medumo, Partners signed on for an enterprise roll-out, and gastroenterology completed an extended year-long pilot with 13 providers with plans to scale to all 35 providers in the department. From there, they will branch out to other endoscopy procedures and begin to use the platform for referrals and appointment reminders. The MGH team is also working on adapting the messages for colonoscopy prep into Spanish and are excited to address clinical disparities by reaching patients through the platform who are statistically less likely to get this important preventative care.

Since HTL paired with Medumo to digitize colonoscopy prep, the success of the project continues to grow and catch on. Jasmine Ha, Project Coordinator for gastroenterology says: “Patients are interested in this type of conversation, they expect the digital experience. And at the end of the day, it’s about patients.”

Interested in seeing more of our projects? View our latest Annual Report.