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Event Highlights

PULSE@MassChallenge Digital Health Meetup 

Pulse event

October, 2016

Over 300 members of the Massachusetts digital health community came together for the PULSE@Check Digital Health Meetup, sponsored by IDHA and Cerner. Attendees enjoyed showcase demos from over 30 startups and emerging technologies, a lively debate on healthcare partnerships, and reverse pitches from leading PULSE@ champions.

Leaders from leading provider organizations, health care technology corporations, and startups discussed collaboration between startups, providers, and corporations. Panelists acknowledged that healthcare is an industry ripe for innovation, and asked how the health care ecosystem can collaborate more closely to ensure the right patient outcomes are achieved while maintaining sustainability. 

Panelists included:

  • Carla Small, Senior Director of Innovation at Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Sam Lambson, senior business strategist for Cerner’s Open Platforms
  • Brad Diephuis, co-founder and CEO of Herald Health
  • Moderator: Dylan Martin, BostInno journalist

Reverse pitches were provided by numerous leading provider organizations and cutting-edge corporate leaders.  Reverse pitches were provided by:

Read more about the Digital Health Meetup on Vector, Boston Children’s Hospital’s science and clinical innovation blog.

Kids-Only Minecraft Hackathon

October, 2016

Numerous cutting-edge industry leaders – including the Microsoft, the Museum of Science, Hacking Pediatrics, and IDHA – recently came together to sponsor the inaugural Kids-Only Minecraft Hackathon with HUBWeek.

Children, between the ages of 5 and 18, came together at the Museum of Science. Children were provided an opportunity to envision the future of healthcare during the event, when they were asked to build the hospital of the future utilizing Minecraft. Attendees, however, were asked to promote fun, health, and happiness within their hospitals of the future.

Although children don’t work alongside clinicians or researchers, each participant brought inspiring ideas and created Minecraft builds that could shape the future of care.

Read more about the Kids-Only Minecraft Hackathon on Vector, Boston Children’s Hospital’s science and clinical innovation blog.