Innovation Day

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Boston Children’s hosted its first “Innovation Day” on February 14, 2012. The event included presentations on over a dozen novel clinical products, processes, and technologies which are making health care safer, better, and less expensive. The event was sponsored by the Innovation Acceleration Program.

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Event Agenda (Audio Recording Time)*

*Audio is of variable quality

Welcome Remarks – Sandra Fenwick, President and Chief Operating Officer (00:02)

Past, Present, and Future of Innovation at Children's – Naomi Fried, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer (03:24)

Healthcare IT & Process Innovation- Moderated by Sandra Fenwick, President and Chief Operating Officer 

Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH in collaboration with Eugenia Chan, MD, MPH
Collecting children’s health information from the patient, parents and teachers through a web-based system between doctor’s visits: “ICISS” (11:13)

Lynn Darrah, MHA in collaboration with Courtney Cannon, MBA
“ALICE”: A white board for hospital floors that works (18:00)

Joseph R. Madsen, MD
Does my baby have a "flat head"? Using the web and digital photos to triage visits to the doctor’s office (23:41)     

Peter Laussen, MB.BS.
Using real-time data to catch critical care crises before they happen: T3 (31:08)

Kate Donovan, PhDc, BS, AGST in collaboration with Dennis Gotto, BFAVC
Collecting data the green way: Gastroenterology Procedure Unit Efficiency Tracker(37:40)

Debra Weiner, MD, PhD
“BEAPPER”:  Mobile communication for the Emergency Department care team (43:13)

John Brownstein, PhD in collaboration with Clark Freifeld, PhDc, MS
Public health surveillance in real time: HealthMap [Video(50:38)

Rahul Rathod, MD
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Data: SCAMPs (58:43)

Jeff Burns, MD, MPH
Cloud-based learning platform to help sick kids around the world: Pediatrics without Walls (1:03:45)

Moderated Questions & Answers (1:13:00)

Healthcare Devices – Moderated by Pedro Del Nido, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery (1:23:50)

Pierre Dupont, PhD
Robotic Surgery Inside the Beating Heart (1:33:05)

Karen Sakakeeny, RN, BSN, CNOR, CPN 
“It's just a hat”: A head wrap for re-warming babies during cardiac surgery (1:40:05)

Kai Matthes, MD, PhD
Two scopes may be better than one: A solution for navigating difficult airways (1:46:30)

David Hunter, MD, PhD
Pediatric Vision Scanner: A handheld device that diagnoses vision problems in preschoolers [Video(1:53:18)

Dan Kohane, MD, PhD
New directions in drug delivery: A contact lens that dispenses medication (2:02:20)

John Kheir, MD
When a patient needs air: injectable microbubbles that release oxygen into the blood(2:10:00)

P. Ellen Grant, MD
Bedside assessment of babies' brains with innovative “NIRS” approaches (2:17:50)

Hiep T. Nguyen, MD, FAAP
Human Inspired Technology: An implantable, kidney dialysis unit (2:28:20)

Moderated Questions & Answers (2:43:05)

Closing remarks– James Mandell, MD, Chief Executive Officer 

RECEPTION and Poster and Demonstrations Session – Enders lobby


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The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO