Accelerating Digital Health Innovation in Hospitals
February 22, 2017 — 11:30AM EST - 12:30PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
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.
Explain the changing healthcare landscape and the opportunities and challenges with digital health innovation to improve healthcare quality, efficiency and reduce costs
Describe what a healthcare hackathon entails and what participants and hospitals can get from the event
Apply and adapt information resources and processes to better support innovation
Identify new ways to partner with early stage digital health start-ups to accelerate digital health innovation in clinical settings