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Four Things Health Systems Can Do Right Now to Support Creativity and Innovation

By Lab Staff / August 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Four Things Health Systems Can Do Right Now to Support Creativity and Innovation

The word “creativity” is usually associated with fine arts or hobbies, not healthcare. But health systems are actually filled with scientists and caregivers who use creativity to solve problems involving a very complicated organism: the human body. Creative thinking helps us imagine ways in which we can provide better care for our patients and their…

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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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From Vision to Life-Changing Device: The Development of the Gait MyoElectric Stimulator

By Lab Staff / April 26, 2022 / Comments Off on From Vision to Life-Changing Device: The Development of the Gait MyoElectric Stimulator

In late August 2004, physical therapist and researcher David Embrey, PhD, was analyzing electromyography of the gait cycle in children with and without cerebral palsy. As he stared at his screen, Embrey’s mind wandered to a conversation he’d had with a colleague about the need for innovative ways to improve gait in people with neuromuscular…

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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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Pediatric Innovation Showcase to Highlight Opportunities in Underserved Population

By Lab Staff / May 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Pediatric Innovation Showcase to Highlight Opportunities in Underserved Population

Newport Beach, CA – May 14, 2021 – Innovation Lab announced today that they will host a virtual Startup Demo Day on May 20 to highlight opportunities in the underserved pediatric sector. The Pediatrics Innovation Startup Demo Day is co-hosted by Valley Children’s Healthcare and will be sponsored by Medline, the nation’s largest privately-held manufacturer and…

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Serial Innovation Method Generates New Ways to Innovate

By Lab Staff / April 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Serial Innovation Method Generates New Ways to Innovate

In 2017, Innovation Lab partnered with Avera Health to provide creative thinkers a way to bring their ideas to life. Filled with hope and a lifetime of ideas, Physical Therapist Nicolle Samuels enthusiastically began a journey to becoming a serial innovator. Her purpose and passion transitioned from simply helping people to helping people help other people.

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