The Innovation Acceleration Program is focused on enhancing the innovation culture and community within Boston Children’s Hospital. The program supports grass roots innovation, providing employees with a variety of formal and informal resources. The Innovation Acceleration Program also supports strategic institutional innovation initiatives and seeks to identify unmet innovation opportunities and catalyze solutions in those areas.The program's goal is to turn Children's employees' innovative ideas into products, technologies or clinical improvements to make health care safer, better, and less expensive.
We believe that promoting innovation will support Children's efforts to develop changes in clinical care that impact patients around the world. We hope you find our program interesting. To learn more about our activities in the past year, read the Innovation Acceleration Program's first year in review article.
The Boston Globe business section recently featured a telehealth pilot project about discharging Children’s urology patients from the hospital with rolling, videoconferencing robots to do follow-up home monitoring. Read more about the Innovation Acceleration Program's telehealth initiatives.