Innovation Digital Education Academy (IDEA)

Background and Purpose

Innovation Digital Education Academy (IDEA) is an educational series focused on Innovation and Digital Health. The program is open to all Mass General Brigham employees.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Health has proven to be an invaluable asset for our MGB community as most organizations are rolling out new digital and innovative projects. This series will provide resources to support on-going digital health initiatives and continue to engage our MGB community.

Join Us monthly to explore, learn, and understand the potential of innovative digital health solutions to transform research, care, patient experience, and operations. Provide participants an opportunity to learn the necessary skills, technologies, organizational enablers, and constraints for successfully identifying, verifying, and adopting new digital health solutions.

Defining Digital Health

January 25, 2021, 2-3pm

Digital Health transformation accelerated at unprecedented levels in 2020. Hear about this transformation, the changes in care and perspectives on the future.

Speakers
Trung Do, Vice President, Mass General Brigham, Business Development

Alistair Erskine, MD, Chief Digital Officer, Mass General Brigham

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Digital Health Innovation in the Age of COVID19

March 3, 2021, 3-4pm

Hear from innovators who adopted new infrastructures for digital health in the era of COVID19. The MGB Center for TeleHealth will be profiled.

Speakers
Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD, Chief Research Information Officer, MGB; Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare, MGH

Adam Landman, MD, Vice President; Chief Information Officer, Digital Innovation Officer, BH

Lee Schwamm, MD, Vice President of Virtual Care, Digital Health, MGB; Director, Center for TeleHealth, MGH

Sara Silacci, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Managing Director, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare, MGH

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Equity, Access and Inclusion in Digital Health

March 30, 12:30-1:30pm

Panelists will discuss the digital divide as it relates to technology and workforce development. Join us to learn how these inform innovation across Mass General Brigham.

Speakers

Joe Betancourt, MD, MPH, Vice President and Chief, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, MGH

Lee Park, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, QPE Digital Health, MGB

Cheryl Clark, MD, ScD, Associate Physician, BWH

Jorge Rodriguez, BWPO Physician, General Medicine and Primary Care, BWH

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Drivers of technology convergence, and AI, ML, predictive analytics

April 28, 3:30-4:30 pm

Drivers of technology convergence will be discussed. Mass General Brigham data science and digital health leaders will discuss data analytics, cloud computing services, machine learning, predictive analytics and IoT.

Speakers

Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, Chief Data Science Officer, MGB

Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD, Chief Research Information Officer, MGB; Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Digital Healthcare (CIDH), MGH

John Pyhtila, PhD, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, MGB

Hojjat Salmasian, MD, PhD, Vice President, Operational Data Science, MGB; Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Data Science, BWH

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Clinician-driven Innovation: Nursing and physician perspectives on leading digital projects

May 11, 2-3pm

Leaders for the Center for Innovation in Digital Healthcare will share guidance on digital projects and resources for the clinician, nurses, and patient experiences. The discussion will include overviews of getting started, solving problems, integrating solutions and resources.

Speakers

Gaurdia Banister, PhD, RN, Executive Director, Institute for Patient Care, including Center for Innovation in Care Delivery, MGH

David Ting, MD, Chief Digital Health Officer, MGH; Chief Medical Information Officer, MGPO; Co-Director, MGH Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare

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Making a Digital Health Pitch

June 24, 12-1pm

Creating buy-in for digital health solutions is a critical step. Join us for discussions with experts on crafting a pitch, finding a champion, assessing funding and other resources. A case study will be presented.

Speakers

Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) Team:

Donald Gummow, Business Analyst, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, BWH

Jennifer Shin, M.D., SM, Associate Surgeon, BWH

Sara Silacci, Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Managing Director, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH), MGH

Haipeng (Mark) Zhang, DO, Medical Director, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, BWH

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Collaborating with External Partners

July 26, 12-1pm

External resources may be available for your digital health project. This event features internal and external experts who will help you learn how to: identify external digital health vendors, considerations for working with start-ups, sources of funding, IP policies and collaboration agreements.

Speakers

Michael Band, Senior Director, Business Development, MGB HealthCare Innovation, Business Development, MGB

Michael Freni, MBA, Senior Director, Business Development, MGB HealthCare Innovation, Business Development, MGB

Tracy Sykes, JD, Senior Director, Business Strategy & Commercialization, Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

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Digital Health Infrastructure

August 11, 12-1pm

Mass General Brigham offers a range of infrastructure to support innovation. Hear from system leaders about integration of epic, pilots and scaling of digital health projects.

Speakers

Steven Flammini, Vice President, CTO, IS Technology and Innovation, MGB

Esther Kim, ScD, RD, Executive Director, EDDH Digital Health Innovation, MGB

Holly Barr-Vermilya, Project Director, Director of Research, Digital Health eCare, MGB

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Digital Health Project Selection: Finding the Right Fit

September 30, 3:30-4:30pm

Hear about the environments available to facilitate digital health innovation. Collaboration and incubation will be featured.

Speakers

Jeffrey Phillips, MD, Innovation Director – Ambulatory Services, Department of Family Medicine, NWH

Michael Ricci, Chief Information Officer, Vice President of IS, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, MGB

Marissa Fox-Foley, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, AllWays Health Partners

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Digital Health in Massachusetts

October 27, 1-2pm

Internal and external organizations will examine Massachusetts’s digital health ecosystem. Partner organizations, resources and funding from public resources and engagement opportunities will be explored.

Speakers

Laurance Stuntz, Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute, MassTech (MeHI)

Katie Green, Program Manager, Digital Health Sandbox, Massachusetts eHealth Institute, MassTech (MeHI)

Julian Goldman, MD, Medical Director MGB Biomedical Engineering, MGB; Director, Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability Program (MD PnP), MGH

Caroline Coy, MPH, Manager, Strategy Implementation, BWH

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Government Relations and FDA Approval

November 16, 12-1pm

A panel of internal and external experts will discuss the realities of working with government agencies and approvals, including FDA.

Speakers

Nathaniel Sims, MD, Cardiac Anesthesiologist & Physician Advisor to Biomedical Engineering, MGH; Senior Advisor, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare, MGH

Rick Hampton, Wireless Technical Architect, MGB Information Systems

Tish McMullin, Executive Director, Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH)

Yi Zhang, PhD, Lead Research Engineer, Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability Program (MD PnP), MGH

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Final Reflections: A Year in Review

December 15, 12-1pm

Members of the IDEA team will share learnings and takeaways from the series. Panel will discuss success stories from the year.

Speakers
MGB IDEA Core Team

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Team

Executive Sponsors

Landman, Adam

Adam Landman, MD

Vice President; Chief Information Officer; Digital Innovation Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Murphy, Shawn

Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD

Chief Research Information Officer, Mass General Brigham; Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH), Mass General Brigham

Leadership Guidance

Do, Trung

Trung Do

Vice President,  Business Development, Mass General Brigham Innovation, Mass General Brigham

Silacci, Sara

Sara Silacci

Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Managing Director, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH), Mass General Hospital

Core Team

Cao, Chenzhe

Chen Cao

Innovation Strategy Manager, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub), Brigham and Women's Hospital

aline-oliveira

Aline Oliveira

Innovation Coordinator, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH), Massachusetts General Hospital

Centi, Amanda

Amanda Centi, PhD

Innovation Manager, EDDH Digital Health Innovation (DHI), Mass General Brigham

McGuire, Bailey

Bailey McGuire

Project Manager, Business Development, Mass General Brigham Innovation, Mass General Brigham

Patel, Mansee

Mansee Patel (Lead)

Program Manager, Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS), Chief Data Science Office, Mass General Brigham