9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Three years ago, Jeopardy fans got to see Watson, IBM's supercomputer, beat two human Jeopardy champions to take a $1 million prize. Watson's skill at the game derived not just from its computing power but from its ability to process huge amounts of data rapidly. The next year, IBM and the Cleveland Clinic announced that Watson was turning to more serious pursuits and had "enrolled" in medical school. It's been a productive partnership: Last month, they launched a new Watson program using genomic data to find the best options for cancer patients.
Parker Hannifin, Cleveland Clinic developing hundreds of ‘potential medical advancments’
Motion and control technologies developer Parker Hannifin Corporation and the Cleveland Clinic are collaborating on the development of more than 100 “potential medical advancements,” ranging from new medical devices to new ways of testing cells.
Pete Buca, innovation and technology vice president for Parker’s fluid connectors group, shared with MedCity News some of the forthcoming products, which are developed with a 50-50 partnership with Cleveland Clinic Innovations upon any commercialization.
Hospitals Are Serving as Incubators for Innovation
Health care is an industry that's ripe for disruption, with various inconveniences posing the potential to erode the customer's experience. And as hospitals increasingly are being asked to reinvent what they do, leaders are looking to disruptors in the tech and startup world to aid in the transformation.
The latest example of such enterprising can be found at Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City. The 22-hospital nonprofit health system announced last week that it's rolling out a new, three-pronged model to pinpoint innovative ideas. That includes both an innovation lab, giving employees a platform to turn their ideas into commercial businesses, and a Salt Lake "accelerator" that links area entrepreneurs with resources.