Innovations Spotlight

Embracing APIs and Building Capability

02/11/2019

Embracing APIs and Building Capability

It’s no secret that interoperability in healthcare is an area for improvement. Long plagued by inability to integrate information, patients and care providers have become frustrated with inadequate communication. Other industries have seen profit from modern application programming interface (API) integration – driven by internet technologies like cloud applications and mobile web capabilities. Now healthcare has an opportunity to embrace the same practices.


Invention Triage: Giving Feedback to Inventors without Risking Relationships

02/08/2019

Invention Triage: Giving Feedback to Inventors without Risking Relationships

Relationships are at the center of every successful technology transfer officer. In order to truly move technology from ‘bench to bedside,’ we know that having flourishing, well-nourished relationships with industry partners is a MUST!


Announcing the Launch of AdeoExperts.com

02/07/2019

Announcing the Launch of AdeoExperts.com

With an increasing demand across healthcare for validated solutions, Cleveland Clinic Innovations is proud to announce the launch of AdeoExperts.com – an online marketplace for healthcare know-how, operated by Adeo, LLC. 


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.


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