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.
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.
Trung Do, Vice President, Mass General Brigham, Business Development
Alistair Erskine, MD, Chief Digital Officer, Mass General Brigham
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
September 30, 3:30-4:30pm
Hear about the environments available to facilitate digital health innovation. Collaboration and incubation will be featured.
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
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.
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
November 16, 12-1pm
A panel of internal and external experts will discuss the realities of working with government agencies and approvals, including FDA.
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
Adam Landman, MD
Vice President; Chief Information Officer; Digital Innovation Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD
Chief Research Information Officer, Mass General Brigham; Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH), Mass General Brigham
Vice President, Business Development, Mass General Brigham Innovation, Mass General Brigham
Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Managing Director, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH), Mass General Hospital
Innovation Strategy Manager, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub), Brigham and Women's Hospital
Innovation Coordinator, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH), Massachusetts General Hospital
Amanda Centi, PhD
Innovation Manager, EDDH Digital Health Innovation (DHI), Mass General Brigham
Project Manager, Business Development, Mass General Brigham Innovation, Mass General Brigham
Mansee Patel (Lead)
Program Manager, Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS), Chief Data Science Office, Mass General Brigham