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April 10, 2014: Five cool medical innovations we saw last week  (Vector)

April 9, 2014: Boston Children's Innovation Showcase Slideshow (Healthcare IT News)

April 9, 2014: Innovation showcase brings 'wow' factor (Healthcare IT News)

April 8, 2014: Is Google Glass here to stay in health care? (Vector)

April 6, 2014:  XX in Health: Powerful women in life science discuss entrepreneurship, risk-taking and fostering innovation (MedTech Boston)

April 7th, 2014: Five inventions from Boston Children’s Hospital’s first Innovators Showcase (BetaBoston)

April 4th, 2014: Live from the Boston Children’s Hospital Innovator’s Forum: One hour of demos, ideas and opportunity (

January 13, 2014: Rock Health Honors “Top 50″ Digital Health Entrepreneurs

November 8, 2013: Bringing everyone to the table: Hackathon brings a clinician’s dietary innovation to life (

November 5, 2013: State regulations are slowing health care innovation (

November 1, 2013: Boston Children’s Hospital Adopts Strategic Approach to Fostering Innovation (

October 31, 2013: DisCo: Keeping in touch with families after discharge (

October 27, 2013: Digital Health Innovation (YouTube)

October 20, 2013: Boston Children’s Hacking Pediatrics Hackathon Winners- RightByte takes first! (

October 11, 2013: Boston Children’s Hospital Innovation Chief Talks Hurdles (

October 10, 2013: CINO Hangout October 9, 2013 (YouTube)

October 9, 2013: Preparing Your Company for Digital Disruption (CIO talkradio)

Innovation Process


Feb 13th, 2014: 5 Big Questions on Innovation

Feb 28th, 2013: 2013 Reader Survey: Health IT Leaders Speak Up on Priorities, Staffing & Strategies

Nov 27 2012: 6 Steps of Healthcare Innovation with Naomi Fried, Boston Children’s Hospital (HIT Consultant)

Oct 29 2012: Connected Health: Tips for healthcare entrepreneurs (Clinical Innovation Technology)

Aug 20, 2012: A new generation of tech entrepreneurs seeks to reinventhealth care (Boston Globe)

July 18, 2012: Chief innovation officer explains mylar hats, the O-Gap and the 4 Rs of innovation culture

July 17 2012: MedCity CONVERGE Summit for Healthcare Innovation keynote presentation

July 11, 2012: Chief innovation officer for Children’s Hospital of Boston puts innovation in perspective (MedCity)

May 30, 2012: iHT2 Weekly Health IT Digest featuring Naomi Fried

April 30, 2012: Interview with Naomi Fried on keynote presentation, "Innovating Innovation," at the Institute of Health Technology Transformation's Health IT Summit

April 26, 2012: Where are you in the innovation lifecycle? (Vector Blog)

April 25, 2012: April 25, 2012: Harnessing the power of emotional engagement (Vector Blog)

April 24, 2012: Opening iHT2 Keynote - Innovating Innovation (VIDEO)

April 24, 2012: Interview with IHT2 Keynote speaker, Naomi Fried (Institute for Health Technology Transformation)

April 18, 2012: Is fostering a culture of innovation different in the health care sector compared to other industries? (VIDEO)

April 2012: Innovation! Your new core competency (Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine)

March 15, 2012: eHealth Innovation: Puny IT budgets stifle innovation (Health Technology Management)

December 20, 2011: Innovation opportunities from healthcare reform (Vector Blog)

November 3, 2011: Innovation as a Directed Process — More Turf for the SCM Professional (Healthcare Matters)

October 19, 2011: Innovation: Is it just lightning in a bottle? (Vector Blog)

Aug 9, 2011: IPioneers: The Innovation Lifecycle: How Innovation Happens In Healthcare - Naomi Fried, PhD


About the Innovation Acceleration Program


July 23, 2013:  3rd Annual #HIT100 list unveiled (HealthcareITNews)

July 9, 2013:  Fueling Innovation in Health Systems (

May 13, 2013:  mHealth, meet Boston’s innovators (

May 7, 2013:  Interview with Naomi Fried, Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital, May, 2013 (

April 28, 2013:  Innovation at Boston Children’s (From Strictly Mobile conference,

Apr 12, 2013: Naomi Fried, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer  (YouTube)

February 2012: Innovation Bootcamp: Helping new ideas get off the ground (Children's News)

November 9, 2011: Innovation Acceleration Program's first year: Looking back and looking forward


Innovestment Grant Award Projects


2013-2014 Dimensions of Discovery, Dean’s Report, Harvard Medical School (note page 13)

Feb 27 2013: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition OnlineFirst

March 2, 2012: At Boston Children's Hospital, a Game That Considers Emotions (The Atlantic)

February 1, 2012: Second sight for anesthesiologists (Vector Blog)

July 13, 2011: It’s just a hat: Simplicity in innovation (Vector Blog)


FastTrack Innovation in Technology (FIT) Projects


July 28, 2013: Boston Children’s app development effort proving its worth

July 8, 2013:  Apps and Pediatrics:  Why Boston Children’s Hospital is ahead of the game (

July 2, 2013:  How can pediatric hospitals empower patients?  Show them who they are dealing with. ( 

June 27, 2013:  A FITting celebration of Boston Children’s innovators (Children’s Today)

June 13, 2013: Mobile App helps keep pediatric patients and caregivers in the loop during hospital Stays  (

June 5, 2013:  Experimental iPad app keeps parents in the loop at Boston Children’s Hospital (

June 4, 2013:  At Boston Children’s Hospital, a prototype mobile app delivers medical info directly to patients (

May 9, 2013: Health IT Summit:  Innovation in Mobile apps in the hospital setting (

March 4, 2013:  Boston Children’s innovation officer:  We need more hospital apps (mobihealthnews)

January 11, 2013: Enhancing patient / care team interaction with an iPad “passport” (Vector Blog)

Sep 2012: Boston Children's Innovators featured in Healthcare IT News Magazine - Sept 2012 Issue

Sep 12, 2012: Health IT promises new paradigm of patient care

July 27, 2012: FDA regulation may hinder mHealth innovation (Fierce Mobile Healthcare)

May 18, 2012: BEAPPER - An app for emergency clinicians [Video]

March 26, 2012: BEAPPER: a Twitter-like app for emergency clinicians (Vector Blog)

April 2, 2012: Empowering patients: Intelligent devices and apps for better health (Vector Blog)

March 17, 2012: Video on post-operative care mobile app designed by Boston Children's innovators

March 1, 2012: A physician-turned-mobile app developer: My first hackathon (Vector Blog)

February 15, 2012: MIT Media Lab: New Media Medicine Collaboration (We Blog the World)

February 13, 2012: Social Media Week Keynote: Frank Moss on The 2012 MIT Health and Wellness Innovation Hackathon

January 30, 2012: Putting care in patient's hands (Boston Globe)

January 27, 2012: Hacking our way to a new mobile app (Vector Blog)

December 7, 2011: 3 smartphone health apps you might not have expected (Vector Blog)

December 2011: Clinical Innovation: ALICE electronic whiteboard (Pediatric Views)

May 11, 2011: Innovation on inpatient floors: 21st century white boards - ALICE White Board (Vector Blog)




May 7, 2013: Pediatric care benefiting from the advantages of telemedicine (Search Health IT) 

July 26, 2012: mHealth Zone interview with Naomi Fried at the World Congress Leadership Summit on Telemedicine and mHealth[audio recording]

July 26 2012: mHealth World Congress: Become a mHealth innovator to better patient care

July 26, 2012: World congress leadership summit on mhealth & telemedicine 

July 23, 2012: Children’s Hospital Boston testing three innovative telemedicine pilots (CG3)

July 20, 2012: Boston Children's Hospital testing three telemedicine programs (Fierce Health IT)

July 19, 2012: US: Massachusetts: Children’s Hospital Boston testing three innovative telemedicine pilots (Potsdam eGovernment Competence Center)

July 18, 2012: Children’s Hospital Boston testing three innovative telemedicine pilots (MedCity News)

July 5, 2012: Strategies for pediatric telehealth: Lessons from TeleConnect (Vector Blog)

December 12, 2011: After surgery, a robot may be at your side:In quest for efficiency, savings, hospital is testing at-home mechanical monitors (Boston Globe)


Social Platform for Accelerating Resources and Connections (SPARC)


July 27, 2012: Announcing the finalists for the first ever Health Care PR & Marketing Awards (Ragan's Healthcare Communications)

June 2012: Social Media in Healthcare: The Modern Link to Effective Patient Engagement. SPARC is discussed in Chapter 8: "In Healthcare, Social Media Tries To Catch Up With Consumer Use."

June 2012: Chapter on SPARC in The Collaborative Organization: A Strategic Guide to Solving Your Internal Business Challenges Using Emerging Social and Collaborative Tools by Jacob Morgan

April 5, 2012: A Vision of the Workplace of the Future: Featuring Childrens's SPARC (Marie Wiere's Blue Sky Management Blog)

March 17, 2012: Joomla Jumps to the Enterprise: Featuring Children's SPARC (CIO Magazine)


Innovators' Forum Innovations


July 18, 2013:  Re-imaging neurosurgery:  Designing a curvy robot (

July 11, 2013:  The Culture War in healthcare has gone front and center (and the good side is winning).  (

July 2, 2012: Can you see what I see? Maybe not, but the computer can (Vector Blog)

June 4, 2012: Let the line shine through: Lighting the way for complicated IV lines - May Innovators' Forum (Vector Blog)

March 25, 2011: Guiding devices to market, and mending broken hearts - March Innovators' Forum (Vector Blog)

February 16, 2011: Beating-heart surgery and the search for a killer app - February Innovators' Forum (Vector Blog)

November 1, 2011: 8 steps to succeed at a risky medical “first.” Innovators' Forum speaker Dr. Jim Lock discusses innovation (Vector Blog)

November 21, 2011: Serendipity in science: Collaborating to build robotic clothing for brain-damaged children (Vector Blog)

October 15, 2010: Housecalls: Back to the future - October Innovators' Forum (Vector Blog)




Innovation Day - Feb 14, 2012

March 4, 2012: Incubating ideas from the rank-and-file (Boston Globe)

February 22, 2012: Innovation Day at Children’s Hospital Boston (Focus - Harvard Medical Magazine)

February 22, 2012: Medical Miracles: Innovation Day At Boston Children's Hospital Celebrates Technologies That Make Impossible Successful (The Heights - Boston College Newspaper)

February 22, 2012: Children’s Hospital Boston’s Innovation Day Showcases Local MedTech (Medgadget Exclusive)

February 22, 2012: Innovation: Keeping the flame alive (Vector Blog)

February 20, 2012: Children's Innovation Day (SBR Health Blog)

February 17, 2012: Celebrating Innovation Day: In Pictures (Vector Blog)

February 14, 2012: Boston is Leading the Way in Healthcare Innovation and Children’s Hospital Wants to Showcase it (BostInno - Boston Innovation Blog)

February 14, 2012: Today is Innovation Day at Childrens Hospital Boston #iDay (Biotech Strategy Blog)

February 9, 2012: The heart of innovation (Thriving)

February 8, 2012: Innovation Day at Children’s Hospital Boston: A preview (Vector Blog)


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