Diversifi: Changing the Face of Healthcare
With their aim of increasing diversity in the medical field, the Diversifi team tackles structural racism in healthcare from multiple angles: the initiative helps make these careers more accessible to underrepresented groups, as well as supports the growth of a workforce that is more capable of providing unbiased healthcare to these populations.
Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology hosts Health Hackathon; Five teams receive awards
The 3rd Health Hackathon, hosted by Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT), was held January 25-27, 2020 in New Haven. Nearly 200 participants registered with approximately half representing the Yale community at large. Teams were tasked with creating a product or resource to solve problems addressing the theme of “Social Determinants of Health.” Of 16 total teams that presented pitches, five received awards.
Bioscience Innovation Fund: Applications Close on Oct. 18
Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Quinnipiac University have joined forces with Connecticut Innovations and the Bioscience Innovation Fund to help you commercialize your biomedical technology innovation (medical devices, diagnostics and health information technology). Applications deadline is Friday, October 18.
Where Scientists and Entrepreneurs Mingle
Have an idea to develop a novel biomedical device, diagnostic, or health IT app that could have big patient impact? There’s a place where scientists, clinicians, and entrepreneurs can connect at Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT).
Healthcare Hackathon Highlights
On Friday, January 25, Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) hosted a cohort of healthcare specialists at 55 Park Street to participate in the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Yale CBIT Healthcare Hackathon. Attendees included engineers, businessmen, scientists, doctors, students, and more. Individuals hailed from more than 70 different universities and corporations all across the United States, with international participation from Australia, France, Germany, China, and Poland.
Hackathons Generate Out-of-the-Box Solutions for Patient Care
Commonly associated with intense coding sessions, hackathons are increasingly used by other fields as a way to generate new ideas. The Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) at Yale recently hosted a Healthcare Hackathon to find new answers to obstacles in healthcare by bringing together people from disciplines from across the healthcare system to brainstorm solutions.Source: Urology at Yale | 2019
4 Lessons on Disrupting a $280 Billion Industry with AI, According to Spring Health Founder
Mental health issues affect one in four Americans today. In 2013, the United States spent $201 billion treating mental disorders, the highest across all medical conditions - and this figure is expected to rise to $280.5 billion by 2020.Source: Huffington Post
Spring Health raises $6 million to expand predictive AI for mental health care
Online mental health company Spring Health today announced it has raised $6 million to grow its team and expand its predictive AI service that matches users with a mental health treatment plan beyond New York and California.Source: Venture Beat
Sparq project teams spark creative, innovative ideas
The Sparq Pitch Event was a highlight of the Safety, Quality and Experience Conference. The pitch event gave preselected teams the opportunity to share proposals that have the potential to reshape the healthcare experience. Each of the three winning project teams received a $5,000 stipend to develop their winning ideas. The awards were presented by the Sparq Center co-directors Joseph Bisson, vice president of Business Development, and Steve Allegretto, vice president of Value Innovation and Shared Value Partnerships, YNHHS.Source: Yale New Haven Health
New Yale Prize Seeks Health Ideas Fueled By Artificial Intelligence
Jonathan Rothberg, a New Haven serial entrepreneur whose advancements of DNA sequencing earned him the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, is offering a new prize at his alma mater, Yale University, and four other universities to encourage students to develop smart, industry-disrupting medical devices.Source: Hartford Courant
School of Medicine and CBIT host health Hackathon
Healthcare Hackathon sponsored by the Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) and supported by Butterfly Network, a 4Catalyzer project. 4Catalyzer was founded by scientist, philanthropist and entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg, Ph.D. The theme of this year's Hackathon is "Artificial Intelligence Enabling Medicine." Teams made up of engineers, doctors, entrepreneurs, programmers, and (apparently) actuaries have gathered to turn problems and frustrations into solutions capable of being monetized and brought to the community. The best ideas will receive between $1,000 and $2,500 in funding, as well as mentorship and professional guidance.
Med Students Participate in Healthcare Hackathon
The event was three days long and started with participants pitching healthcare problems that they wanted to solve using artificial intelligence. The remaining participants then gravitated towards projects that were most interesting to them, which led to team formations of all sizes. Teams had 24 hours to complete their design. At the end, each team gave a three minute pitch about their product, and teams were judged on clinical impact, prototype design, business model, and presentation.Source: UConn Today
Students, professionals “hack” health care
Yale Healthcare hackathon provided a venue for more than 200 students, clinicians, engineers and health care leaders to develop technological solutions to current issues in medicine and health care. Participants flocked to the School of Medicine from all over the world, representing dozens of businesses and universities. The hackathon kicked off Friday and ended with an award ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
Eight Connecticut Teams Awarded BioScience Pipeline Grants to Advance Human Health
The BioScience Pipeline Program, funded by Connecticut Innovations, recently awarded grants to eight projects from local innovators affiliated with Yale University, the University of Connecticut (UConn), and Quinnipiac University.Source: Cision PRWeb
Eight Connecticut Teams Awarded BioScience Pipeline Grants To Advance Human Health
The BioScience Pipeline Program, funded by Connecticut Innovations, recently awarded grants to eight projects from local innovators affiliated with Yale University, the University of Connecticut (UConn), and Quinnipiac University. The BioScience Pipeline program was founded in September 2015 to enhance biomedical commercialization by providing milestone-based funding of up to $30,000 per project. In its fourth award round, this $500 per year pilot program provides critical funding to interdisciplinary ventures for business strategy, market definition, and prototyping activities. Awarded projects were selected based on their potential to create economic value and transform human health.Source: Markets Insider
Yale New Haven launches innovation center to advance care, improve value
Yale New Haven Health System has launched the Sparq innovation center to encourage and implement new ideas for procedures, techniques, and technologies that will advance and improve the quality of care while managing the total cost of care.Source: Yale New Haven Health
How three first-generation immigrants are using machine learning to improve mental health care
Spring’s data-driven approach to mental healthcare is based in the belief in “precision medicine,” an emerging medical model that encourages healthcare treatments tailored to patients’ unique attributes, Dr. John H. Krystal, chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry and the chief of psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital, said. He also serves as a member of Spring’s scientific advisory board.Source: NBC News