Fall 2016

‘First Look’ Series Showcases the Future of Cancer Care

October 13, 2016

Two dozen emerging leaders spoke at the 2016 World Medical Innovation Forum in April. The series, “First Look,” gave attendees a glimpse of innovative cancer research activities underway at BWH, MGH and DFCI. Each 10-minute power session highlighted compelling cancer research that is currently poised for commercialization. Taken together, the talks provided a vision of…

$1M in New Innovation Discovery Grants

October 13, 2016

Ten projects selected to each receive $100,000 to accelerate patient care Ten Innovation Discovery Grants (IDG) were awarded to support breakthrough technologies. The grants are aimed at improving patient care by accelerating the commercialization of these emerging technologies and efforts to make care delivery more efficient. The IDG program funds prototyping, pre-clinical studies, software development…

Connecting Care

October 13, 2016

Keeping track of personal health has become an industry. From off-the-shelf fitness trackers and mobile apps to systematic efforts like the quantified-self movement, personal health monitoring is virtually ubiquitous. Yet long before it became commonplace, Partners Connected Health sought to change the approach to health care delivery: from provider-driven treatment to patient-centered care. Launched twenty…

Editas-MGH CRISPR Collaboration Expands the Toolbox

October 13, 2016

Partners HealthCare spinoff Editas rose to fame in 2014 when it was named to Fierce Biotech’s prestigious Fierce 15, an annual compilation of leading biotech upstarts. Since then, Editas’ technology has received worldwide acclaim as a user-friendly way with the potential to edit virtually any site in the human genome. The technique relies on material…

Partners Connected Health 6th Annual Innovation Challenge

October 13, 2016

To address limitations and gaps in integrating patient-driven care into the clinical workflow as well as to increase patient and provider engagement in care, Partners Connected Health has teamed up with the Journal of Medical Internet Research to launch the Partners HealthCare Innovation Challenge, a competition that aims to foster creativity and bring novel technological…

Partners HealthCare International (PHI) to merge with Partners Innovation

October 13, 2016

On October 1, Partners HealthCare International® (PHI) joined with Partners Innovation. This merger unites a team of more than 110 working to deliver the unique strengths of Partners HealthCare and its faculty to the global markets. PHI was founded in the 1990’s as an arm of Harvard Medical School under the name Harvard Medical International.…