Accelerating Digital Health Innovation in Hospitals
February 22, 2017 — 11:30AM EST - 12:30PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Continuing Education Credits:
The digital health market is projected to be $233 billion by 2020. Hospitals want digital health to improve healthcare quality, safety, efficiency and reduce costs, but struggle to provide support. Therefore, innovators may start pilots and evaluation studies without technical guidance, exposing an institution to security, privacy and data vulnerabilities. In 2013, Brigham and Women’s Hospital implemented several initiatives to spur digital health innovation to improve healthcare delivery. We will share our experiences from three years of Hackathons, including an Open.Epic Challenge to build applications with Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) services. We will describe our Digital Health Innovation Group that reduces IT barriers and provides pathways for digital health innovation to move forward from idea to the patient. Finally, we share how we are partnering with early stage external start-ups to accelerate clinical pilots, generate evidence and allow patients and staff to benefit from novel solutions.