CIMIT is a non-profit consortium of Boston’s premier teaching hospitals, universities and labs founded by Mass General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, MIT and Draper in 1998. CIMIT has grown to include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Northeastern University, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Partners HealthCare, and VA Boston Healthcare System along with an expanding network of international affiliates. CIMIT fosters collaboration among world-class experts in medicine, technology, and engineering, in concert with industry, entrepreneurs, foundations and government, to rapidly improve patient care by catalyzing the discovery, development, and implementation of innovative solutions to pressing clinical problems. CoLab is a secure, cloud-based platform that enables an institution to encourage, manage and measure innovation. CoLab provides a vehicle to connect the needs of healthcare institutions, universities, medical foundations, and other non-profits with the vast experience, insight and innovative talents of their staff, faculty, industry partners, advisors, and patients/families within or beyond their physical and/or virtual borders to accelerate and maximize the impact of innovations.
Based in Cambridge, Mass., the Institute for Pediatric Innovation’s mission is to identify critical pediatric medical needs and catalyze the development of viable technologies through collaborations between key stakeholders. IPI’s initiatives focus on translating the needs for new pediatric technologies into products that are readily available commercially. The development of these products is made possible through collaborations with clinicians, hospitals, engineering and product development companies, and industry partners. The Institute was founded in 2006 by Don Lombardi who, after spending 15 years in intellectual property management and technology transfer at Boston Children’s Hospital, recognized a serious need for improving medical devices and reformulating drugs to better suit the needs of children. The Institute for Pediatric Innovation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation.
Massachusetts General Hospital, established in 1811, is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of more than $600 million and major research centers in AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer, computational and integrative biology, cutaneous biology, human genetics, medical imaging, neurodegenerative disorders, regenerative medicine, systems biology, transplantation biology and photomedicine.
Simbex is a product development company focused on engineering human solutions. The company brings to market innovations / medical devices that can change the beliefs of what is feasible in human performance, disease prevention/management, and rehabilitation. Understanding all aspects of a product ecosystem is a standard part of Simbex’s product development process that helps identify new products, maximize opportunities, and avoid potential cliffs. This holistic approach helps traverse the path from “What If….” to “Wow!”. Simbex is an award winning company whose products and services have been recognized by: Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year, Edison Awards, Inc 5000, Sybase Innovation Award, Computerworlds Honor Program Award Finalist, and US Small Business Tibbetts Award.
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) was founded in 1988 by Dr. John E. Wennberg as the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences (CECS). Among its 25 years of accomplishments, it has established a new discipline and educational focus in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, introduced and advanced the concept of shared decision-making for patients, demonstrated unwarranted variation in the practice and outcomes of medical treatment, developed the first comprehensive examination of U.S. health care variations (The Dartmouth Atlas), and shown that more health care is not necessarily better care.
As New Hampshire’s only comprehensive, full-service children’s hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) provides an extended system of care that offers advanced pediatric services. CHaD is committed to providing outstanding, compassionate care for children and their families. CHaD’s mission is to provide each child the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time. CHaD’s physician expertise provides primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond. CHaD sees children for everything from wellcare visits to the most complex childhood diseases.