December | Investment & The Startup Industry
Large industry players work diligently to move healthcare forward through high-profile strategic partnerships, but smaller entities, too, make consistent waves via their unwavering devotion to superior health solutions. In December, our health innovators get diversified insight through the eyes of startup leadership. Both within and outside Cleveland Clinic’s investment portfolio, these companies hold unique views to change medicine for the better. Hear how some startups have pivoted to bring new solutions for the COVID-19 crisis, while others remain steadfast to the value they provide in healthcare's bigger picture.
November | Robotics
The past several years have shown an enormous display of robotic innovation in healthcare. Startup effort in the space has been grand, bringing new technologies to a growing ecosystem – even in the face of COVID-19. But to truly be able to change medicine, buy-in from all industry players is required. What does the integration of robotics in healthcare mean for providers? What issues can adoption of the technology solve? Which have they solved to date? Here these leaders detail the collaborative feedback process to drive meaningful innovation in healthcare robotics, and what comes next for those working in the space.
October | Value-Based Care
Healthcare payors have long been reluctant to embrace the benefits and opportunities digital health has to offer for patients, resulting in delays of the technology’s widespread use. But new digital players are disrupting the industry at a rapid pace, and in the era of COVID-19, adoption rates have skyrocketed as virtual visits see unprecedented demand. If the COVID-19 crisis did nothing else, it pushed the payor scape to keep an open mind as it relates to coverage of telehealth. The doors have since been opened for all payors to make the method available to the masses at an affordable, unbiased rate. Moving forward, what does this mean for payors, providers, and, most importantly, patients?
September | AR/VR
To some, augmented and virtual reality technology seems only relevant to those in the gaming and entertainment industries. To others, the tech might even register as an item of the distant future. But to the clinicians actively using AR/VR to change their practices, it is here, now, and as much a part of healthcare as the otoscope. In September, Transformation Tuesdays will explore the use of these high-tech realities to connect and maintain communication in this time of social distance, and through the full spectrum of patient care – from diagnosis to treatment.
August | Artificial Intelligence
Seen as clinicians’ trusty side-kicks, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are integrating into workflows across the health ecosystem. Allowing a more comprehensive view of problems and patients, AI and ML are helping countless innovators understand complex situations – most recently, those in the pharmaceutical industry as they respond to pressures placed by COVID-19. Used for the rapid identification and screening of both new and repurposed compounds, AI and ML have helped move the needle toward safe, effective solutions. These two panels will discuss the platforms’ efforts to combat the deadliest virus seen in the modern era – helping researchers like some of literature’s best fictional detective partners.
July | Telehealth Series
Telehealth may be known as the buzzword-turned-basic necessity in light of recent events, but the tool has held revolutionary power in healthcare for years. The platforms available today have matured to remedy both patient- and clinician-facing concerns, making the delivery of care quicker, simpler, and more widespread. Coupled with other digital health initiatives like remote monitoring and wearable devices, teleheatlh continues to figuratively, and literally, push the boundaries of provider practice. With these two expert discussions, gain insight into future applications and adoption of telehealth in our world of socially distant care.