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Rock Health Podcast: Provider Adoption of Digital Health

The Rock Health Podcast “Provider Adoption of Digital Health” features Adam Landman, MD, Chief Information Officer, Brigham Health and John Brownstein, Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital.

How Boston has transformed itself into a powerful digital health ecosystem

Boston is home to many prominent hospitals. Although both hospitals and digital health startups seek to improve healthcare, collaborations between them aren’t always easy. In Boston, however, health systems like Brigham and Women’s, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital have created processes to connect with digital health startups and facilitate the review and onboarding of proposed pilots and research studies.

From Inspiration to Reality: How a Smartphone Test for Male Infertility Took Shape

The idea came to Hadi Shafiee, PhD: what if you could use a cell phone to test for male infertility from the comfort of your own home? Shafiee’s lab at BWH focuses on developing technologies that use micro and nano-fabrication – devices with dimensions less than a millionth of a millimeter. The team has developed tools with applications in medicine and biology including point-of-care diagnostics for global health. But they had never developed something to test for infertility. To bring his inspiration from idea to reality, Shafiee would need the help of many experts outside of his lab.

Closing the Innovation Gap in Mental Health Care – Moving the conversation forward at HxRefactored

Last month at the HXRefactored conference, I got to talk about the need to close the innovation gap and how some of the other gaps in research, funding and treatment can limit innovation. I was very excited to be a part of the conference and moderate a panel about design in mental health care. I have been studying design and how to design for people with mental illness, cognitive disorders and neurological developmental disorders. It was the focus of my PhD which I started in 2004; and since then, there have only been a very limited number of sessions that focus on design for people with mental illness.