The ongoing pandemic brought about several challenges for investors looking for the next big thing, but some areas still have experienced growth. Experts addressed this topic and other issues during a panel discussion Oct. 6 at the Cleveland Clinic’s 2020 Medical Innovation Summit.
The ongoing pandemic brought about several challenges for investors looking for the next big thing, but some areas still have experienced growth. Experts addressed this topic and other issues during a panel discussion Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic’s 2020 Medical Innovation Summit. Moderator Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, health care editor, Business Insider, highlighted a bright spot, noting that by the end of the third quarter, digital health startups were doing well, raising $9.4 billion, according to Rock Health.
As with many conferences, the Cleveland Clinic’s 2020 Medical Innovation Summit went virtual this year. Still, the event featured the hotly anticipated top 10 list of innovations for 2021 that saw a range of therapies. Ranked in order of expected importance, the list was led by gene therapy for hemoglobinopathies. The top three innovations, including a novel drug for primary-progressive multiple sclerosis and smartphone-connected pacemaker devices, were highlighted in a special presentation.
CLEVELAND – Patents took center stage on the final morning of Cleveland Clinic's Medical Innovation Summit, with two experts shedding some light on the issues surrounding patentability – particularly in light of recent legal cases and a hearing before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
CLEVELAND – The list is out, and a dual-acting osteoporosis drug and a device for expanding the use of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery have come out on top. That's according to a panel of doctors and researchers who develop the highly anticipated Top 10 annual list of medical innovations looking to transform patient care, revealed at the Cleveland Clinic's Medical Innovation Summit.
CLEVELAND – What are some of the biggest challenges related using to artificial intelligence (AI) in health care? A panel of experts tackled that question during a session Tuesday during the 2019 Medical Innovations Summit, while also discussing what their organizations have done in this space to advance patient care.
CLEVELAND – Monday featured a big announcement during the 2019 Medical Innovation Summit, with the Cleveland Clinic and American Well revealing that they are partnering to create a joint venture (JV) focused on telehealth. The venture, dubbed The Clinic for now, was conceived "in order to achieve our joint vision and our ambitions in how to revise the delivery of care and to be at the forefront of it," said Semih Sen, chief business development officer, Cleveland Clinic, as part of a keynote delivered by Roy Schoenberg, president and CEO of Boston-based American Well.
Every year at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, the Top 10 list of technologies that are predicted to come to the market and change patient care is revealed. Last year's October event saw RNA-based therapies take the No. 10 spot. Certainly, the honor was well earned because, after falling out of favor despite their early promise a few years ago, the technology is now enjoying a major resurgence and the product pipeline is growing once again, driven by increasing investments and business partnerships.
CLEVELAND – How are telemedicine and wearable technologies changing health care and how physicians see patients? That question was the focus of a panel that examined how such emerging technology can play a role in improving primary care. The panel took place during the Cleveland Clinic's 2018 Medical Innovation Summit and was part of the a series of discussions on how technologies, including digital health, are disrupting health care.