New Health Care Supply Chain Innovation Center Employs Internet of Things Approach
September 9, 2015
Source: HIT Consultant
By: Jasmine Pennic
In an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to health care – where connectivity creates opportunities for improved economic benefit − Cardinal Health announced the opening of its Healthcare Supply Chain Innovation Lab, a research and development facility dedicated to reducing the $5 billion in waste in the health care supply chain for devices and implantables.* The new, 20,000 sq. ft. lab located in Concord, Mass., will serve as a hub for Cardinal Health to explore innovative approaches, such as smart sensors and near-field communication, to bring creative, acute care-centered technologies to some of health care’s most challenging issues.
Guest Commentary: Tapping into Boston’s Talent Pool for Digital Innovation in Health
June 17, 2015
Source: Boston Business Journal
By Brian Tilzer, Chief digital officer at CVS Health
Massachusetts is ahead. The state boasts a 4.8 percent unemployment rate as of March 2015, lower than the nation’s average and marking a significant fall from the 5.9 percent rate recorded in March 2014. Such a healthy job market in Massachusetts can, in part, be explained by the continued draw of not just jobs but top talent to the thriving sectors in the Greater Boston Area – across education, retail, technology and health. And Boston in particular stands out as an intellectual capital, retail stronghold, technological metropolis and healthcare hub. The city has long been home to biotech companies and pharmaceutical companies, drawing upon collaborative efforts with some of the world’s most prestigious STEM research institutions. The convergence of each of these elements makes Boston an attractive capital for digital innovation in health. That’s why, now, more than ever, health-focused companies – from well-known industry players to startups – are flocking to the Greater Boston Area to hire from the city’s rich talent pool.
Mass. Business Leaders Bet on Health Care Tech
February 4, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
By: Shirley Leung, Globe Staff
Our tech industry will never be as glorious as Silicon Valley, but here is where we can make a name for ourselves: digital health care.
That’s the idea behind an effort by the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, an exclusive group of 16 influential chief executives and business leaders.