Innovation Insider at Boston Children's Hospital

Innovation Insider at Boston Children's Hospital

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Innovation Insider, Boston Children’s semi-monthly pediatric innovation e-newsletter, analyzes innovations in technology, care delivery and basic science at Boston Children’s and across the globe.

Should quality measures mimic Yelp?

Though pediatric quality measures aren’t Yelp, health care could learn a few lessons from the omnipresent online review site.

Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, chief of general pediatrics and vice-chair for health policy, in Boston Children's Hospital’s Department of Medicine and William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, recently received the 2014 Douglas K. Richardson Award for Perinatal and Pediatric Healthcare Research from the Society for Pediatric Research. He reflects on the quality explosion in the last few decades in an interview with Innovation Insider.

Innovation doesn’t need to be sexy

Panelists de-bunked a few longstanding myths about innovation at a Boston Children’s Hospital Innovators’ Forum held in May. Read on for insights from this myth-busting panel. 

What’s next for IBM’s Watson?

What happens when a mega-corporation commits to innovation by managing a single project like a start-up, with a nearly unprecedented level of freedom, a $1 billion investment and a 2,000-person army of professionals?

When that company is IBM and the platform is Watson cognitive computing technology, the results could propel health care into a new era of computing. The process also offers a case study for innovators of all ilks. Read more about Watson's future here.

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