Why us? Why now?
It’s time to transform the way healthcare is delivered.
This requires us to think about how hospitals function, how doctors collaborate, how providers connect with patients, and how patients participate in their own care in new ways.
The Healthcare Transformation Lab’s founding mission is to improve the experience and value of healthcare through collaborative innovation. Located in Boston — a hub of leading teaching hospitals, academia, technology, and start-ups — the HTL sits within the Massachusetts General Hospital and works to connect, inspire, and support passionate people from diverse backgrounds as they collaborate on ways to improve healthcare.
“[…] the Fellows Program in Healthcare Innovation helped me appreciate the non-technical skills necessary for effective leadership to improving the quality of care across a healthcare system.”
– Yanik Bababekov
As a surgical resident at MGH, Dr. Yanik Bababekov had a lot of questions about the organ transplant process, which was at the time relegated to an often outdated communal spreadsheet, making it difficult to keep track of the specifics. He couldn’t help but wonder, what if there was a tool that could help providers and patients simplify the process and increase efficiency? It’s the type of question all too familiar to healthcare innovators.
During his year as a 2017-2018 Healthcare Innovation Research Fellow with HTL, Dr. Bababekov connected with the Laboratory of Computer Science and was able to build out functionality that leveraged an existing provider app Mojo, for an interactive digital transplant list that pulls directly from the electronic medical record.