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Announcing Avaneer Health

07/14/2021

Announcing Avaneer Health

Avaneer Health, a new healthcare technology company founded by Cleveland Clinic, IBM, Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation, PNC and Sentara Healthcare, has launched. The aim of Avaneer Health is to make healthcare more efficient through a member-based network utilizing distributed ledger technology – securing data and privacy, as well as lowering administrative costs. The company’s vision of productivity and inclusivity aims to unlock the full potential of the healthcare field and power the next generation of care experience.


Congratulations 2021 Celebrating Innovation Award Winners!

06/29/2021

Congratulations 2021 Celebrating Innovation Award Winners!

In this year’s Celebrating Innovation awards program, we honor a diverse group of individuals whose inventive spirit keeps us at the forefront of patient care. Selected for their outstanding achievement in a respective domain, these individuals and entities are changing the face of medicine through technology.


Innovation at Cleveland Clinic Celebrates National Nurses Week

05/11/2021

Innovation at Cleveland Clinic Celebrates National Nurses Week

Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC, DStJ was an English social reformer, statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organized care for wounded soldiers at Constantinople. Leaving quite the mark on the profession, Nightingale’s birthday is used to mark the end of a period of recognition for nurses nationwide – National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, and is used to raise awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments, as well as the vital role they play in society.


Where Are They Now? Top 10 for 2012

04/27/2021

Where Are They Now? Top 10 for 2012

Every year, Cleveland Clinic releases its list of the Top 10 Medical Innovations for the year that follows. Recently approved or up-and-coming in the space, these solutions grabbed the attention of our thought leaders for the waves they were making in medicine. But what happens to these innovations after they’re rolled out on stage? Join us as we move back through time and ask of the Top 10 Medical Innovations, ‘Where Are They Now?’


ICC’s Inventors to Watch: Leanna Huffman

04/01/2021

ICC’s Inventors to Watch: Leanna Huffman

Nurse Manager, Center for Connected Care
Idea Submissions to ICC: 2020


Innovation in Our DNA – Part 6: Accelerating Innovation

04/01/2021

Innovation in Our DNA – Part 6: Accelerating Innovation

As the use of 3D printing and AR/VR suggest, innovation is increasingly linked to 21st-century technology at Cleveland Clinic. Innovative applications of technology include everything from Big Data to robotics. Technology is the caregiver’s partner at Cleveland Clinic.


Innovation in Our DNA – Part 5: Innovation Across Disciplines

03/30/2021

Innovation in Our DNA – Part 5: Innovation Across Disciplines

Cleveland Clinic built highly innovative lung and kidney transplant programs in recent decades. It continued to push boundaries when it entered the field of facial transplantation. In 2008, Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD, and head of Plastic Surgery Research at Cleveland Clinic, led a surgical team in a 22-hour procedure that marked the first near-total face transplant in the United States. The surgeons replaced nearly 80 percent of the face of a woman who suffered severe facial trauma, including all of her features except for her upper eyelids, forehead, lower lip, and chin.


Innovation in Our DNA – Part 4: Ushering in the Modern Era of Heart Care Cont.

03/23/2021

Innovation in Our DNA – Part 4: Ushering in the Modern Era of Heart Care Cont.

In 1956, a team of surgeons led by Donald Effler, MD, performed one of the world’s first stopped-heart surgeries. They used an artificial heart-lung machine developed by Dr. Kolff to sustain blood oxygenation to a 17-month-old baby while his tiny heart was surgically repaired. The heart was taken off the machine post-surgery and resumed beating on its own. The following year, Dr. Kolff implanted the first completely artificial heart in a lab animal. Dr. Kolff continued his pioneering work with artificial hearts after leaving the Cleveland Clinic in 1967 to join the University of Utah. In 1982, a University of Utah team transplanted the first totally artificial heart, based on Kolff’s design, in a 61-year-old patient.


Innovation in Our DNA - Part 3: Ushering in the Modern Era of Heart Care

03/15/2021

Innovation in Our DNA - Part 3: Ushering in the Modern Era of Heart Care

The postwar era brought renewed growth for Cleveland Clinic. A new generation of leaders and new fields of medicine encouraged specialization, notably in fields associated with heart care. The pace of innovation accelerated, as well.


Innovation in Our DNA – Part 2: Innovation Champions

03/09/2021

Innovation in Our DNA – Part 2: Innovation Champions

Dr. Crile continued to be an innovation champion in Cleveland Clinic’s formative decades. He was also a tireless practitioner, conducting as many as 30 procedures a day. He created a welcoming environment for others itching to push the boundaries of accepted practice and find new, better solutions to patient problems.
 


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