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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.


Lifelong Innovation: The TMAO Story

08/05/2019

Lifelong Innovation: The TMAO Story

A member of Cleveland Clinic’s staff since 1997, Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, is both a practicing physician and researcher with many leadership roles. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is counted amongst some of the most highly cited investigators in the country – attesting to the high impact his studies have made. But his thirst for research has yet to be quenched.


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

08/02/2019

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

On Thursday, July 24, the staff of CCI took place in a day of service in partnership with Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation (FRDC) to assist members of our community. Team members came together to help two wonderful neighbors work on the exterior of their homes, as well as the local park – including painting, staining decks, pruning and gardening, and mulching.  


Anesthesiologists Invent Device to Tackle the Problem of Airway Management

07/31/2019

Anesthesiologists Invent Device to Tackle the Problem of Airway Management

Drs. Rafi Avitsian and Andrew Zura are passionate about what they do and how they improve patient care. Both anesthesiologists at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Avitsian is the program director for the Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship, and Dr. Zura is the section head for ENT Anesthesia. For these physicians, innovation means finding a way to improve airway management.


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