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Year in Review from Innovation at Cleveland Clinic

12/22/2020

Year in Review from Innovation at Cleveland Clinic

Approaching the end of a year with unprecedented twists and turns, we’re sure you’re in no way short of a library of reflection pieces. And though our final 2020 recap might throw another on the pile, as a health organization battling the pandemic first hand, innovating to bring solutions to light, and investing to be the change healthcare needs, we’d be remiss to not share our thoughts with this community – our lessons learned from being, and supporting, the frontline.


Top 10 for 2021: #3 | Smartphone-Connected Pacemaker Devices

12/21/2020

Top 10 for 2021: #3 | Smartphone-Connected Pacemaker Devices

Convenient and accurate, this newest advancement in cardiac medical technology increases the connection between patient and treatment. While millions of people rely on surgically implanted devices like pacemakers to keep them alive, clinical monitoring is critical and, until now, has only been one-sided.


Top 10 for 2021: #4 | New Medication for Cystic Fibrosis

12/18/2020

Top 10 for 2021: #4 | New Medication for Cystic Fibrosis

Passing a hereditary disease to a child is one of a parent's worst fears. Although uncontrollable, one in every 35 Americans, is born with a defective cystic fibrosis, or CF, gene. With CF, mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, or CFTR gene, cause the CFTR protein to become dysfunctional, making it unable to help move chloride to the surface of the cells in the body.


MIS2020 Recap: Session 4

12/17/2020

MIS2020 Recap: Session 4

Whether you joined us live on October 6, watched content On Demand, or have yet to engage with the 2020 Medical Innovation Summit by Cleveland Clinic, the learning opportunity remains as we continue to host recordings of the live event on our interactive platform. Access to these recordings, however, expires 12/31 – sign in or register today to view them before they’re gone


Top 10 for 2021: #5: Universal Hepatitis C Treatment

12/16/2020

Top 10 for 2021: #5: Universal Hepatitis C Treatment

Classified as a silent epidemic by the CDC, more than 3.2 million Americans are infected with Hepatitis C, and as many as 75% are unaware they carry the virus. Spreading through contact with blood from an infected person, Hepatitis C is a virus that causes liver inflammation that can result in liver failure or cancer. Currently, there are no vaccines to prevent Hepatitis C infection.
 


Watch Now! Small but Mighty: Startup Contributions in COVID-19

12/15/2020

Watch Now! Small but Mighty: Startup Contributions in COVID-19

On December 1, as part of our December Transformation Tuesdays Investment & Startup Industry series, Founders and CEOs of some remarkable startups joined us to discuss their contributions in COVID-19. While startups are often viewed as fragile, risky investments, true innovators know the potential these young organizations hold.


Top 10 for 2021: #6 | Bubble CPAP for Increased Lung Function in Premature Babies

12/14/2020

Top 10 for 2021: #6 | Bubble CPAP for Increased Lung Function in Premature Babies

Compared with mechanical ventilation and tracheal intubation, b-CPAP minimizes physical trauma and stimulates lung growth when administered over a prolonged period. Given its chronic lung disease reducing capabilities, b-CPAP allows the growth of strong children with lungs full of life.


Top 10 for 2021: #7 | Increased Access to Telemedicine through Novel Practice & Policy Changes

12/11/2020

Top 10 for 2021: #7 | Increased Access to Telemedicine through Novel Practice & Policy Changes

It is a new spin on the old fashioned house call, using technology. Although easy and effective, movement to virtual visits has been slow. COVID-19 restrictions change that pace, forcing clinicians to conduct many of their appointments online. The need was immediate, but risks like data breaches and limits on Medicare coverage slowed expanding access. 


MIS2020 Recap: Session 3

12/10/2020

MIS2020 Recap: Session 3

Whether you joined us live on October 6, watched content On Demand, or have yet to engage with the 2020 Medical Innovation Summit by Cleveland Clinic, the learning opportunity remains as we continue to host recordings of the live event on our interactive platform. If you prefer to read of the insights delivered, we’ll be recapping our content by session through the end of the year, but don’t forget you have the ability to receive this knowledge first-hand through playback of our star-studded keynotes, firesides, and panels.


Top 10 for 2021: #8 | Vacuum-Induced Uterine Tamponade Device for Postpartum Hemorrhage

12/09/2020

Top 10 for 2021: #8 | Vacuum-Induced Uterine Tamponade Device for Postpartum Hemorrhage

The joy of becoming a mother can take an unexpected turn with the unpredictable childbirth complication. Postpartum hemorrhage or PPH, occurs when the uterus fails to contract to stop the bleeding vessels where the placenta was attached inside the body. This most common cause of PPH is called uterine atony, and leads to continued bleeding.

Known as vacuum-induced uterine tamponade, this procedure works more like a woman's body. A device is inserted into the uterus where gentle suction causes it to contract and shrink inside, effectively stopping the bleeding. While the new method is still finding its place in the OB workflow, clinical trials found it controlled bleeding within two minutes in all women tested. As a low tech solution, potentially translatable to developing countries with low resource availability, vacuum-induced uterine tamponade devices are showing promise to new mothers around the world.
 


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