Innovations Spotlight

Define, Pick, Show, Know: Growing New Bone with Cell X

09/09/2019

Define, Pick, Show, Know: Growing New Bone with Cell X

Dr. George Muschler is a cell biologist and orthopedic surgeon by trade and an engineer at heart. Not long after coming to Cleveland Clinic 30 years ago, he realized he needed to engineer the solutions to his research problem. The problem? How to regrow bone and cartilage.


Inspiring the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals

09/06/2019

Inspiring the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals

Cleveland Clinic K–12 Education works to improve health and wellness, academic achievement, and career readiness for students in grades K–12. Focusing on student interaction, the department garnered national recognition in 2018 when its Adventures in Health Science and Medicine® program, or AHSM® (pronounced “awesome”) for short, won the United States Distance Learning Association’s prestigious Innovation Award.


Highlighting Delivery Solutions

08/28/2019

Highlighting Delivery Solutions

Here at Cleveland Clinic Innovations, our technology portfolio is broken down into four domains: Medical Device, Therapeutics & Diagnostics, Health IT, and Delivery Solutions. Sounds pretty cut and dry, but what exactly is Delivery Solutions?


Top 10 Update: SGLT2 Inhibitors

08/27/2019

Top 10 Update: SGLT2 Inhibitors

In 2011, SGLT2 Inhibitors ranked #9 of 10 Medical Innovations slated to change patient care in the year 2012. A novel diabetes therapy, SGLT2 inhibitors represented a paradigm shift in treatment by reducing blood sugar in a totally new way – causing it to be excreted during urination. A once-a-day medication, SGLT2 inhibitors provided an alternative to traditional insulin – which lowers blood sugar by moving glucose into the cells.


All Nurses Welcome to October Nursing Innovation Summit

08/26/2019

All Nurses Welcome to October Nursing Innovation Summit

Calling all Nurses! We are pleased to annouce that the 7th Annual Nursing Innovation Summit will take place in conjunction with the Medical Innovation Summit in October. Both events will take place in the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, with the Nursing Innovation Summit kicking off on October 23. Read on to learn more.


Introducing 30 of the Speakers to be Featured at MIS2019

08/26/2019

Introducing 30 of the Speakers to be Featured at MIS2019

We have an all-star line up of speakers set to take the stage at the 2019 Medical Innovation Summit. You'll hear from healthcare executives, clinicians, and thought leaders discussing the most pressing topics in medical innovation. Read on to see 30 of our speakers


AM-PAC User Group Meeting to Accompany MIS2019

08/26/2019

AM-PAC User Group Meeting to Accompany MIS2019

The AM-PAC (Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care) Short Forms are a tool used to gather a functional measure of a patient’s mobility, daily activity, and applied cognitive state, whether they are inpatient, outpatient, pre-surgical, or in a homecare setting. This tool, created by Boston University and distributed by Adeo, has users all over the country collecting meaningful data from their patients to improve their care. To help new users better understand the tool, and existing users better utilize it, an AM-PAC User Group Meeting will be hosted in conjunction with the 2019 Medical Innovation Summit.


From Concept to Benchtop Instrument: Using OCT to Study Keratokonus

08/20/2019

From Concept to Benchtop Instrument: Using OCT to Study Keratokonus

BJ Dupps, MD, PhD, ophthalmology staff at the Cole Eye Institute, came to Cleveland with a background in bioengineering and a deep interest in applying it to clinical problems in corneal disease and refractive surgery. Thirteen years later, the team has just completed a five year NIH grant that aimed to develop and translate optical coherence elastography (OCE).


eHospital

08/12/2019

eHospital's Journey from Concept to Emerging Enterprise-wide Luminary

Innovation has long been one of the hallmarks of Cleveland Clinic. The innovations and medical “firsts” frequently attributed to Cleveland Clinic include surgical firsts, such as the world’s first coronary angiography, the first minimally invasive aortic heart valve surgery, and the first kidney surgery performed through a patient’s
navel. But Cleveland Clinic’s expertise and innovations stretch far beyond the surgery suite.


The Gamification of Healthcare

08/08/2019

The Gamification of Healthcare

As consumers demand more patient-centered healthcare, gaming technologies are delivering fun, innovative way to keep them engaged. The intersection of these two sectors is providing opportunities to improve outcomes by making the process more entertaining. While to most it seems odd that healthcare and gaming could ever cross paths, those inside this budding industry co-op can’t understand why it hasn’t happened sooner.


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