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Committed to Medical Innovations

Every day—in research labs across eastern Massachusetts—investigators, doctors and nurses at Partners HealthCare are working to discover new treatment options, medical devices and technology to improve the lives and outcomes of patients. Partners HealthCare Innovation works directly with researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital and Spaulding Hospital to commercialize their innovations. It is our mission to enable commercialization through the best route for a given technology, and ensure that technologies can benefit patients.

Partners Innovation News

Improving Diagnostic Imaging

If you’ve ever tried to take a picture of a squirming baby, you know how tough it can be to get a quality image of something that’s always on the move.

A similar challenge can be found in the more advanced imaging tools used in healthcare diagnostics. To capture high-quality images using MRI or PET scanners, the machines must find ways to compensate for the motion that accompanies a patient’s beating heart or their patterns of breathing in and out.

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Partners Healthcare News

Partners HealthCare names Dr. Anne Klibanski as first-ever female CEO

The Partners HealthCare Board of Directors has named Anne Klibanski, MD President and Chief Executive Officer of Partners HealthCare. Dr. Klibanski becomes the first female chief executive of Partners HealthCare, the state’s largest private employer, with 75,000 employees. Dr. Klibanski was named Interim President and CEO in February.

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World Medical Innovation Forum

Partners HealthCare Embraces the Democratization of AI to Accelerate Innovation in Medicine

At the World Medical Innovation Forum 2019, Partners HealthCare today announced a commitment to put artificial intelligence (AI) in the toolbox of all of its researchers and clinicians. These efforts, being spearheaded by the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS), focus on providing researchers

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Innovators Getting Coffee

Advice on the ‘Lightbulb Moment’ with Paul Ridker, MD

Paul Ridker, MD and Pat Fortune, PhD discuss the process of translating an invention into a commercial opportunity.

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Innovators Getting Coffee

When are Ideas Ready for Commercialization with Tayyabba Hasan, PhD

Tayyabba Hasan, PhD, shares some advice on knowing when inventions are ready for commercialization. She shares perspectives with Ulysses Sallum on how innovation impacts lives.

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Innovators Getting Coffee

Company Creation: What to Do, What to Do

Rick Blumberg, MD, shares some advice on company creation with Chris Coburn, Partners’ chief innovation officer. Hear Rick’s thoughts on the value of thinking through whether to license an invention or to form a company around it and the importance of creating a compelling investment story regardless of the path you choose.

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The 2020 World Medical Innovation Forum will focus on the future of medicine and the growing impact of Artificial Intelligence on clinical care. The event brings together hundreds of industry-leading CEOs, Partners' HIT experts, investors, deal makers and our Harvard faculty to share perspectives on how cognitive computation, machine learning, and big date are having a transformative impact on patient care.

To learn more about the World Medical Innovation Forum, click here.

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Career Development Opportunities for Future Leaders in Translational Medicine

The Innovation Fellows Program enables personnel exchanges between Partners hospitals and participating industry. Biopharmaceutical, device, venture capital, digital health, payors, and consulting firms engage with early career Harvard faculty and trainees appointed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. Fellows gain the competencies they need to become future leaders in health care through experiential opportunities.

Click here to learn more about this exciting program.