Learn how some of the most successful healthcare companies in the world foster new concepts, pilot test them, and roll them out
If you work inside a large healthcare organization and you’re tasked with making change happen, you won’t want to miss this one-day event, hosted inside the PULSE@MassChallenge healthcare accelerator.
Focusing on concrete tactics you can bring back to the office, we’ll explore:
- SOURCING — Learn how other companies source ideas from their employees and external parties, like startups… and where the best ideas come from;
- PILOTING — See how companies structure and run pilot tests, and the resulting data that matters most;
- DEPLOYING — What does it take to turn a successful pilot test into a large-scale roll-out, when you’ve got an organization full of busy people who don’t want to change how they work? Learn the approaches that have worked for your peers.
This event will bring together senior executives from insurers, hospital systems, medical device and pharma companies, healthcare startups, and academic medical centers.
If you’re looking to upgrade your approach to rolling out new ideas, processes, and technologies in a healthcare environment, don’t miss this event, hosted by PULSE@MassChallenge!
Limited space: Our visit to Fenway will include a pre-game tour of the ballpark, batting practice in center field, a commemorative Red Sox glove, a pre-game buffet, and great seats in the Coca-Cola Corner Pavilion against the Oakland Athletics. This site visit will run concurrently with the Children's Hospital visit, and you'll be asked for your choice when registering.
Boston Children's Hospital
Go on a pre-event afternoon tour of Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), the 150-year-old leading center of pediatric innovation in the heart of Boston, a world-renowned city for medical innovation. You’ll hear from leaders of the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator, a fifty person tech/strategy team that stands up digital health companies and also tour the Simulation Center, where BCH’s designers and engineers have developed life-like simulation environments for human-factors engineering and testing. Learn how technology and simulation are changing what we know about human intuition and data – and ultimately the way healthcare decisions are made.
Spend the day at PULSE@ MassChallenge, a global digital health startup accelerator launched in 2016 that helps entrepreneurs solve healthcare's greatest challenges. PULSE@ MassChallenge’s alumni have raised more than $52M in funding and generated more than $13M in revenue. Located in the iconic Fenway neighborhood of Boston, PULSE is home to more than 32 digital health startups spread across 4,000 square feet of co-working space.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Clinical Director of Innovation &
Co-Founder of DockHealth
Michael Docktor, MD
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Sr. Director of Innovation, Design Thinking Lead
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Children’s Hospital Visit & Presentations
Center for Life Science Boston
3 Blackfan Cir [ Map ]
Fenway Park: Red Sox vs. Oakland A’s
Limited space: Our visit to Fenway will include a pre-game tour of the ballpark, batting practice in center field, a buffet, and great seats in the Coca-Cola Corner Pavilion [ Map ]
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive [ Map ]
Breakfast & Networking
Introductions & Group Exercise
Opening Conversation: What (and Who) is Disrupting Healthcare?
- Jonathan Bush CEO and Co-Founder, athenahealth
- Krishna Yeshwant General Partner, Google Ventures
Learn how other companies source ideas from their employees and external parties… and where the best ideas come from.
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Avoiding death by a thousand pilots
- Aetna: A framework for evaluating and funding new ideas
- Medtronic: Sourcing and sifting of ideas to work on
- Johnson and Johnson Innovation: Curating a portfolio of innovation opportunities, and picking the winners
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts: Developing Innovation competency in your organization
Takeaways from the Whiteboard Sessions
Running effective pilot tests and analyzing the results, and then scaling what works.
- Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare: Creating Pilot Environments
- Pfizer: “De-risking” Experimentation
- MassGeneral Hospital: What do you do when your pilot is a success?
- AstraZeneca: Running with the business to innovate
- AARP: Session topic TBA
Takeaways from the Whiteboard Sessions
Workshop: Using Scenarios Planning to drive innovation in the Healthcare space Led by PA Consulting Group
“Help Tank” with PULSE@MassChallenge Startups and Cocktail Reception
Deep Dive concludes
Orbita provides digital solutions that leverage next-generation voice assistant and AI technologies to vastly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of remote patient monitoring, clinical education, care coordination, and research. Developers use Orbita’s platform to design, build, and manage digital and conversational healthcare solutions across multi-modal, omni-channel environments including voice assistants, web sites, and mobile phones.
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Hotel & Travel Information
The Deep Dive is being held at PULSE@MassChallenge, Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive [ Map ]
Arrival — If you are flying in to the Deep Dive, we recommend arriving on Wednesday, May 16, as there is an option tour of Children’s Hospital that afternoon, and the program begins early on Thursday, May 17.
Hotels — As most corporations have loyalty and reward programs for specific hotel chains, we have not reserved a room block for the Deep Dive. Our recommended hotels are listed below:
500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
- Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Back Bay/Fenway
125 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
- The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
- The Colonnade Boston Hotel
120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Departure — The program will end in the early evening on Thursday, May 17.
Questions — If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ellen Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (855) 585-0800.