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Cardiovascular Medicine Innovation

Revolutionizing the way people get and stay healthy

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Developing methods to capture and analyze health data

Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Innovation is a new, people-focused initiative created to revolutionize the way people get and stay healthy. With an initial focus on heart disease, we’ve assembled the best in cardiovascular medicine—internationally known physicians and researchers—working side by side with experts from the fields of technology, engineering and data science.

Together, we’re developing methods to capture and analyze health data. We’re thinking outside the box—transforming a wealth of information, from all aspects of life, into usable and secure products that educate and empower patients and those who care for them.

United to transform patient care delivery

We’re merging the clinical expertise of physician-researchers with a powerhouse of data scientists, mathematicians, engineers and healthcare veterans. Educated at academic institutions such as Harvard Medical School, Oxford University and MIT, our team has hundreds of combined years of clinical, scientific and industry experience.

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Integrated digital health that educates and empowers

Health information is overflowing—from electronic health records to genetic testing and research studies, wearable devices, online shopping patterns and social media habits. Voluminous and valuable, personal information is fragmented and scattered across the digital universe.

Now, imagine if this digital information was integrated to paint one cohesive picture. We believe such a model could be lifechanging for patients and the people who care for them, leading to fewer errors, earlier disease prevention, accurate diagnosis and treatment, and reduced costs.

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Integrated digital health that educates and empowers

Health information is overflowing—from electronic health records to genetic testing and research studies, wearable devices, online shopping patterns and social media habits. Voluminous and valuable, personal information is fragmented and scattered across the digital universe.

Now, imagine if this digital information was integrated to paint one cohesive picture. We believe such a model could be lifechanging for patients and the people who care for them, leading to fewer errors, earlier disease prevention, accurate diagnosis and treatment, and reduced costs.

Virtual Patient Management

Our mission is to deliver the right care by the right person at the right time.

Navigating heart disease

We developed CardioCompass, an integrated, software platform that enables us to collect data for patients with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. In a recent year-long trial, patient navigators—college-educated healthcare professionals who act as guides for patients—monitored medication dosage results for 1,000 participants. Communication between navigator and patient proved beneficial. Only nine of 1,000 patients needed to see a doctor that year. By having constant access to their health data, patients felt empowered—and better able to take control of their health.

In concert with providers

Providers benefited as well. Patient navigators acted as an extension of providers, accomplishing tasks that don’t require a medical degree, such as titrating medication or improving medication compliance. Less routine office visits mean doctors have more time to build their practice and focus on specialized disease diagnosis and treatment.

Research

From concept to care, our innovators forge ahead with revolutionary ideas that fit easily into daily life.

Translating research to treatment

The Cardiovascular Medicine Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has conducted more cardiovascular disease studies per division per hospital than any other in the world. Our cardiologists have over 150 clinical trials in the research-to-patient-care pipeline.

We are taking this can-do attitude into the innovation arena, using our research experience to develop a new platform that shakes up and changes the way healthcare is delivered—no matter who you are or where you live.

Education

Knowledge is power. Our physicians are developing education health and wellness modules that connect providers and patients and help them make informed, shared decisions.

Research

From concept to care, our innovators forge ahead with revolutionary ideas that fit easily into daily life.

Translating research to treatment

The Cardiovascular Medicine Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has conducted more cardiovascular disease studies per division per hospital than any other in the world. Our cardiologists have over 150 clinical trials in the research-to-patient-care pipeline.

We are taking this can-do attitude into the innovation arena, using our research experience to develop a new platform that shakes up and changes the way healthcare is delivered—no matter who you are or where you live.

Education

Knowledge is power. Our physicians are developing education health and wellness modules that connect providers and patients and help them make informed, shared decisions.

Partners

Industry leaders converging for the greater good

While Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine Innovation team works as one cross-functional unit, we also rely heavily on partnerships with companies that share our vision. We welcome ideas and input from disruptive and creative industries eager to transform the healthcare delivery system.

Potential partners include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, health care networks and health insurance payers, and non-traditional healthcare players interested in making a difference.

Together, we can move our health-focused entrepreneurial venture forward—to market and into the future.

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