Innovations Spotlight

Top 10 Update: Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression

03/27/2019

Top 10 Update: Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Voted the #7 Top 10 Medical Innovation for 2017, “Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)” raised many eyebrows. Having unsavory applications, ketamine is rarely used in the medical space. But for individuals with TRD, it just might be a saving grace.
 


Machine Learning & Big Data: Is it possible to share de-identified data?

03/20/2019

Machine Learning & Big Data: Is it possible to share de-identified data?

The 2019 JP Morgan Healthcare conference, along with the many others that congregate in San Francisco at the same time, draws a huge audience from across the healthcare spectrum, discussing any number of topics ranging from industry trends, intellectual property topics, to deal making discussions. An interesting discussion this year was around the use of previously collected clinical data by for-profit companies with artificial intelligence, machine learning platforms.


The Future of Telemedicine (and What’s in the Way)

03/18/2019

The Future of Telemedicine (and What’s in the Way)

Telemedicine: an annual topic at the Medical Innovation Summit, and a field we work in every day at Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Telemedicine and new remote ways to practice care have been a topic of conversation for some time. But with advancing technology and increasing consumer demand, its true integration into healthcare practice is just over the horizon. With new rules and regulations regarding the administration of and payment for telemedicine services, we inch closer. But much remains in the way of full impact.
 


Top 10 Technology in Action: Patient-Specific 3D Printing

03/15/2019

Top 10 Technology in Action: Patient-Specific 3D Printing

To many people, a 3D printer is just a gadget. But to baby Paisley, it’s the technology that helped save her life. Born with the rare heart condition, dextrocardia with heterotaxy, a malformed ventricle, and other various defects – the need for major surgery was immediately apparent.


Top 10 Update: Virtual and Mixed Reality for Medical Education

03/14/2019

Top 10 Update: Virtual and Mixed Reality for Medical Education

Virtual and Mixed Reality for Medical Education was listed #6 on the Top 10 for 2019 at the 2018 Medical Innovation Summit. This technology allows medical students and healthcare professionals to practice procedures and techniques in a low risk environment. Not only will this technology be implemented at the new Health Education Campus for Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and CWRU Medical School, it is also being utilized by doctors within the hospital.


CAMVETS Cleveland “Kick-Off’ Event in the Books

03/07/2019

CAMVETS Cleveland “Kick-Off’ Event in the Books

On March 1st, 60 + local engineers, designers, developers and overall creative minds gathered to give back to a group of individuals who have already proven their own selflessness through their services.  Challenge America, the VA of Northeast Ohio Healthcare System (VANEOHCS), and Cleveland Clinic Innovations gathered a group of talented volunteers and veterans to launch Challenge America (Makers for Veterans CAMVETS) Cleveland 2019.  The joint mission of all involved is to  assemble teams of experts to create innovative solutions to the unmet needs of injured Veterans.
 


Notable Women in STEM

03/05/2019

Notable Women in STEM

Each year, Crain's Cleveland releases a list of Notable Women in STEM from Northeast Ohio. With an organization as large as Cleveland Clinic, it is no surprise that two of our researchers made the list.


New Perspectives on IP: Thoughts from JP Morgan’s Healthcare Conference

03/04/2019

New Perspectives on IP: Thoughts from JP Morgan’s Healthcare Conference

The 2019 JP Morgan Healthcare conference, and ancillary concurrent biotechnology conferences such as the Life Science Nation, the Biotech Showcase and BIO partnering attracted a majority of the major health care venture capitalist and large pharmaceutical companies to meet and discuss new technologies.  I noticed there seemed to be a very strong interest in identifying and investing in new therapeutics, particularly in the area of orphan diseases.


Cleveland Clinic Named #2 Most Innovative Hospital

03/04/2019

Cleveland Clinic Named #2 Most Innovative Hospital

As one of our six core values, innovation at Cleveland Clinic runs deep. With innovation we welcome change, encourage invention, and continually seek better, more efficient ways to achieve our goals. For this value, the world looks to and recognizes us as a model.


Top 10 Update: Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit

02/14/2019

Top 10 Update: Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit

In 2015, the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit was listed at #1 on the Top 10 Innovations, announced at the 2015 Medical Innovation Summit. Now, a new study from Cleveland Clinic is showing improved functional outcomes due to early intervention with the MSTU.


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