Innovations Spotlight

Top 10 Update: Scalp Cooling for Reducing Chemotherapy Induced Hair Loss

12/27/2018

Top 10 Update: Scalp Cooling for Reducing Chemotherapy Induced Hair Loss

In 2017, Scalp Cooling for the Reduction of Hair Loss Due to Chemotherapy was listed as the #10 technology on the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2018. In April 2018 we shared a ConsultQD article about a local woman who successfully used the technology. Now, she has done an episode of "The Comeback," a podcase series from Cleveland Clinic. Click to read more and to hear her conversation with Dr. Jame Abraham.


A Surgeon with an Inventor’s Mind — or Perhaps an Inventor with a Surgeon’s Mind

12/26/2018

A Surgeon with an Inventor’s Mind — or Perhaps an Inventor with a Surgeon’s Mind

Francis Papay, MD, Chairman of the Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute at Cleveland Clinic, brings a voraciously curious mind and a knack for working with others to come up with ingenious solutions to clinical problems in medicine. Widely known as one of the team of surgeons who performed the first face transplant in the United States in 2009, Dr. Papay is a prolific inventor — mainly of medical devices but also of systems and methods for solving challenging clinical problems. He has worked on developing an implantable device for a surgical approach at the base of the skull to control headache pain, especially cluster migraines.


Teasing Out the Role of Red Meat and TMAO in Cardiovascular Risk

12/19/2018

Teasing Out the Role of Red Meat and TMAO in Cardiovascular Risk

Two new human studies from a Cleveland Clinic research team led by Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, have yielded additional insights into why and how regular consumption of red meat can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the role that gut bacteria play in the process.


Why Is Medical Innovation So Critical to Healthcare’s Evolution?

12/17/2018

Why Is Medical Innovation So Critical to Healthcare’s Evolution?

On the evening of the opening of the 2018 Medical Innovation Summit, we sat down with Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, MD, to get his thoughts on how we are all working together to reimagine healthcare.


Tom Gildea, MD: Pioneer of Patient Specific Airways

12/10/2018

Tom Gildea, MD: Pioneer of Patient Specific Airways

When it comes to your medical treatment, custom is usually better. You want to know that your treatment is specific to you and your needs. Tom Gildea, MD, Section Head of Bronchoscopy, knows this better than most.


Startup Showcase: An Onsite Glimpse of the Latest Technology

12/10/2018

Startup Showcase: An Onsite Glimpse of the Latest Technology

The Medical Innovation Summit convenes leaders from around the world to join the conversation on innovation and entrepreneurship to advance patient care and outcomes. Reflective of the spirit of the Summit, the StartUp Showcase was introduced to celebrate innovation in the healthcare arena. In its inaugural year, the StartUp showcase attracted driven young companies to Cleveland and highlighted solutions that are poised to change healthcare.


Unpack the Hack: Recapping the 4th Annual Cleveland Medical Hackathon

12/03/2018

Unpack the Hack: Recapping the 4th Annual Cleveland Medical Hackathon

The Cleveland Medical Hackathon, now in its fourth year, was hosted at the HiMSS Innovation Center at the Global Center for Health Innovation on October 20-21, 2018. To add an element of surprise this year, the Hackathon challenge was revealed during the event’s opening remarks, giving the teams less than 24 hours to develop solutions and tools that utilize social determinants of health at the neighborhood level to keep people healthy and help to better manage chronic disease.


No. 3 Medical Innovation for 2019: Expanded Window for Acute Stroke Intervention

11/14/2018

No. 3 Medical Innovation for 2019: Expanded Window for Acute Stroke Intervention

The Top 10 Medical Innovations for the next year are released each year at the conclusion of the Medical Innovation Summit, and 2018 was no different. #1 on the list for 2019 was Expanded Window for Acute Stroke Intervention.


No. 2 Medical Innovation for 2019: The Advent of AI in Healthcare

11/13/2018

No. 2 Medical Innovation for 2019: The Advent of AI in Healthcare

The Top 10 Medical Innovations for the next year are released each year at the conclusion of the Medical Innovation Summit, and 2018 was no different. #1 on the list for 2019 was The Advent of AI in Healthcare. 


Top 10 Update: Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression

11/08/2018

Top 10 Update: Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression

In 2016, the use of Ketamine for Treatment-Resistent Depression was name #7 on the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2017. There is now a Cleveland Clinic-led trial being conducted to test its effectiveness as compared to electroconvulsive therapy.


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