This is the first year BWH has participated in the event, adopting an inaugural theme of “Inside the Brigham: Innovation in Action.” Other HUBweek activities at BWH showcased the simulated spacecraft medical bay at the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, “Stop the Bleed” training with experts from the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation, mobile app development with the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) and a live pitch session with the Brigham Research Institute’s 2017 BRIght Futures Prize finalists.
Traditional lectures were in short supply. Interactive and immersive, the event invited 115 attendees to be not only observers but also active participants as they learned about breakthrough research and cutting-edge technologies at the Brigham.
“HUBweek showcases the best of Boston’s innovation culture, and our first year participating was a success by all measures,” said Adam Landman, MD, chief information officer at Brigham Health. “Attendees left not only knowing more about Brigham research and initiatives, but the content of several sessions also helped them feel knowledgeable and empowered in the face of crisis.”