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Accelerate In-House Innovation with a Subscription Partnership

By Lab Staff / June 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Accelerate In-House Innovation with a Subscription Partnership

By Ryan Kelly At this very moment, someone on your frontline staff is pondering a really good idea for improving some aspect of healthcare. It could be a medical device. It could be a digital tool. What will happen to that idea? Usually, the answer is nothing. Or the innovator will give it away to…

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Innovation Lab’s Best Advice for Healthcare Innovators

By Lab Staff / May 26, 2022 / Comments Off on Innovation Lab’s Best Advice for Healthcare Innovators

“There’s got to be a better way.”    This common phrase “is like a homing beacon,” says Innovation Lab General Manager Ryan Kelly, that indicates a pressing, unmet need and a new product opportunity. Healthcare professionals find themselves thinking it all the time, so they become experts in developing creative workarounds.   Here’s one example. The standard…

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Startups Demonstrate Power of AI and Machine Learning to Reshape Healthcare

By Lab Staff / March 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Startups Demonstrate Power of AI and Machine Learning to Reshape Healthcare

By Suzy Engwall In healthcare, some problems are so enormous and complex that a solution has long seemed impossible. Artificial intelligence and machine learning promise new insights into these multifactorial challenges, as we learned at our recent Startup Demo Day: AI and Machine Learning. Not only that, but artificial intelligence in healthcare is enabling humans…

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Innovation Never Sleeps: A Look at 2021’s Successes

By Lab Staff / January 25, 2022 / Comments Off on Innovation Never Sleeps: A Look at 2021’s Successes

Even in a year of intense pressure on frontline healthcare workers, creative innovation never stopped. General Manager Ryan Kelly looks back at the highlights of 2021.

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Behavioral Health Stakeholders Fuel Design Thinking Process

By Lab Staff / November 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Behavioral Health Stakeholders Fuel Design Thinking Process

By Melissa Goodwin Transferring patients suffering behavioral health crises from Emergency Departments (EDs) in hospitals from coast to coast into proper care is a largely manual process involving many stakeholders. But as the Innovation Lab and Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) seek to prevent potential complications and delays in this widespread process, it isn’t just about…

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Informational graphic showing the innovation lab design thinking guide, from Planning and Research, Empathy, Definition, IDeation, Prototype and Test, and Commercialization; Concept to Commercialization

Design Thinking Aims for Right Solution to Improve Behavioral Health Transfers

By Lab Staff / May 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Design Thinking Aims for Right Solution to Improve Behavioral Health Transfers

Innovation emerges in countless different ways. Sometimes you walk straight into a problem and an effective solution appears right in front of you. Sometimes, however, you find yourself struggling with a problem so complicated and ambiguous that you don’t know exactly what you need to (and can) solve. Enter design thinking.

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Hackathon Generates Ideas to Change Pediatric Healthcare Delivery

By Lab Staff / November 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Hackathon Generates Ideas to Change Pediatric Healthcare Delivery

A pandemic can’t hold great ideas and solutions at bay, especially when it comes to improving healthcare for young patients. In fact, the coronavirus environment is generating a new slate of tough challenges to solve if we’re to successfully navigate today’s world. Getting to the right answers is about creating an opportunity for smart people…

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