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Digital health, innovation & partnerships: A Q&A with Boston Children’s Chief Innovation Officer

Brownstein_VectorDuring the last decade or so, health care has been rapidly transforming from a reactive, paper-based system to a responsive digital model. But to really impact the care patients receive — and which clinicians provide — the transition to digital health needs to happen more quickly and agilely. How can this happen? By encouraging stakeholders from the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors to work together seamlessly and investing in people, technologies and infrastructure that will allow digital health companies to blossom.

Earlier today, Massachusetts launched a comprehensive public-private partnership to accelerate the state’s digital health care sector. The partnership has identified multiple ways to drive investment and growth in the state.

On our sister blog Vector, Boston Children’s Hospital Chief Innovation Officer John Brownstein, PhD, discusses what this partnership means for the health care industry and the commonwealth’s patients, as well as his view of the digital health landscape today.

Read Brownstein’s Q&A on the Boston Children’s Hospital science and innovation blog Vector.

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Kids speak out on pediatric innovation

Innovation is on everyone’s mind at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Boston Children’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards,  Nov. 9  + 10, brings together global leaders in pediatric innovation to address unmet needs, solve problems and accelerate solutions from idea to market.

We know great ideas are everywhere, so we asked our patients — tomorrow’s innovators — to share what they would invent to help make kids healthier and happier. Watch this video to find out what they came up with!

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