Innovations Spotlight

Catching FHIR: The Latest in the Interoperability Revolution

02/27/2017

Catching FHIR: The Latest in the Interoperability Revolution

In honor of HIMSS’s Annual Conference last month, we thought it would be important to shine the light back onto Fast Healthcare Interoperability resources, also known as FHIR. Called healthcare's greatest hope for achieving interoperability once and for all, FHIR was a big part of the 2016 Medical Innovation Summit, due both to its listing in the Top 10 Medical Innovations of 2017, as well as its popular Impact Session panel.


Ideas Abound at the Nursing Innovation Summit

02/24/2017

Ideas Abound at the Nursing Innovation Summit

For the past two years the Nursing Innovation Summit has joined forces with the Medical Innovation Summit, keeping with our objective to bring together more audiences and unique perspectives to ignite innovation for the benefit of patients everywhere.


Radiation Oncology Gets a Dose of Precision Medicine

02/22/2017

Radiation Oncology Gets a Dose of Precision Medicine

For the first time in this era of precision medicine, physicians can optimize radiation therapy dosage based a patient’s tumor genomics.


Innovating for Service Excellence

02/20/2017

Innovating for Service Excellence

Innovating for Service Excellence: Can Health IT Save the Patient Experience? was a panel that took a hard look at what technology is doing for the Patient Experience. Leaders from  Cleveland Clinic, Augmedix, CarePassport,  Bluespire Marketing and Mad*pow, discussed how they think that tech can help advance the patient experience.


Top 10 Update: A New Era for Surgical Visualization

02/13/2017

Top 10 Update: A New Era for Surgical Visualization

Since its introduction in 1991, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has transformed how we diagnose and manage several retinal diseases. In 2011, Cole Eye began incorporating this technology into the operating room.


Cleveland Clinic Researchers Receive Outstanding Investigator Awards to Find New Treatments for Complex Diseases

02/10/2017

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Receive Outstanding Investigator Awards to Find New Treatments for Complex Diseases

In January, two Cleveland Clinic researchers and inventors received a combined $12 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.


 TMAO Proves a Potent Predictor of Events in Acute Coronary Syndrome

02/08/2017

TMAO Proves a Potent Predictor of Events in Acute Coronary Syndrome

For the first time, plasma levels of the gut microbe-dependent metabolite TMAO have been correlated with near-term risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and long-term mortality in patients with chest pain and suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS).


Top 10 Update: Cellular Immunotherapy Shows Promising Results

02/07/2017

Top 10 Update: Cellular Immunotherapy Shows Promising Results

At the 2016 Medical Innovation Summit, our committee of Cleveland Clinic caregivers ranked Cellular Immunotherapy to Treat Leukemia & Lymphomas as the #3 medical innovation predicted to make waves in 2017. Good news appeared recently in New Scientist that backs up the hype of CAR-T cells.


Medical Innovation: An Absolute Priority

02/06/2017

Medical Innovation: An Absolute Priority

Aram Nerpouni – President & CEO of BioEnterprise— recently penned an article, New leaders need to understand importance of funding medical innovation.  Cleveland Clinic Innovations is proud to work with local organizations like BioEnterprise to advance healthcare and create economic opportunity.


Researchers Discover How Glioblastoma Stem Cells Evade the Immune System

01/24/2017

Researchers Discover How Glioblastoma Stem Cells Evade the Immune System

Breakthrough research conducted at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute sheds light on how certain cancer stem cells (CSCs) evade the immune system.  As explained in a paper published on line January 12 in Cell Stem Cell, glioblastoma stem cells express a lower level of the innate toll-like immune receptor 4 (TLR4) than surrounding cells.


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