Innovations in Health That Will Blow Your Mind


The Island Now
March 31, 2016
Northwell Health Seeks Ideas for Breakthroughs

March 22, 2016
At Northwell, a $100K Slam Dunk

March 22, 2016
Pick a $100G Project

Healthcare Finance News
March 22, 2016
Northwell Health Holds $100,000 Voting Contest to Fund Three New Medical Innovations

Healthcare IT News
March 22, 2016
Northwell Health Holds $100,000 Innovation Contest

Long Island Business News
March 21, 2016
Northwell Asks Public to Vote on Which Project It Will Fund

Northwell Health is holding a contest in which public voting will decide which of three medical innovations developed by some of its 61,000+ employees will receive $100,000 in additional research support.
The Great Neck-based system between March 21 and  April 18 is letting voters weigh in at regarding which project Northwell Health should fund.
The three innovations are being explored by Northwell Ventures, which evaluates, develops and finances new spin-off companies based on ideas that originate with Northwell physicians, researchers and other employees within the organization.
The proposals include replacing patient wrist bands by temporarily printing on skin, reducing bleeding in surgery and modifying 3-D printers to produce living cells and tissues.
Northwell CEO Michael Dowling said the system has sought to identify “pioneering, out-of-the box thinkers who are passionate about advancing medicine and changing lives” through this process.
“We’re thrilled to be engaging the public in helping us decide which of these worthy innovations will receive our funding and support,” he added.
The system is also running TV ads during the NCAA College basketball to encourage people to vote on which project should be funded.
Dr. Peter Costantino, executive director and senior vice president of Northwell Health’s Head and Neck Surgery Service Line, and chair of otolaryngology at Lenox Hill Hospital, conceived of a patient identification shield, a temporary stamp that could replace hospital wrist bands for patient identification.
This could allow medical information to be extracted directly from these stamps on the surface of the skin. They could be color coded to reduce medical errors and could be printed much larger compared to hospital wristbands.
Researchers at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered a bioelectronic medicine approach to manage bleeding, called the “the blood loss manager.” The device stimulates the vagus nerve through the skin and reduces the amount of blood lost and the time a wound bleeds.
Researchers at Northwell Health’s Feinstein Institute have made a medical breakthrough by modifying an existing 3D printer to create a bioprinter engineered to produce a three-dimensional, living, functional, biological tissue replacement.
Bioprinting could be used to create three-dimensional living tissue made of bone or cartilage, potentially revolutionizing medicine.
Northwell Ventures collaborates with the Feinstein Institute’s Office of Technology Transfer to obtain patents and commercialize inventions.
“We are empowering our employees to look beyond the scope of their day-to-day jobs and encourage them to create potentially breakthrough innovations, ”  Thomas Thornton, senior vice president and executive director  of Northwell Ventures, said.

Crain’s Health Pulse
March 22, 2016
New Northwell Ad Campaign

Northwell Health launched an interactive ad campaign to promote itself as a hotbed for innovation. The system is letting people vote on which of three technology ideas submitted by its doctors and researchers will receive a $100,000 investment from Northwell Ventures. The hospital system is promoting the contest with 16 regional television spots running during the NCAA men's basketball tournament, from March 24 through April 4. The ads combine footage of the researchers describing their inventions, with cartoons depicting how they work, and direct viewers to a website where they can vote for their favorite project. The website features longer videos describing each technology. The contest ties into the ongoing "Look North" rebranding campaign with the tagline "Look North for Breakthroughs." Voters can choose to fund 3-D bioprinting technology that can produce living organs; a device for reducing blood loss before surgery; or adhesive patient ID tags that can be removed only with a special solution.

March 22, 2016
THE $100,000 Question
Northwell Health on Monday announced a contest in which the public will decide which of three medical innovations developed by its own employees is most worthy of receiving $100,000 in additional research support. Online voting is open through April 18, according to a press release from Northwell, which is also running local ads during the NCAA tournament encouraging people to vote, part of an overall rebranding campaign that began when the system changed its name from North Shore-LIJ. The three innovations are: a new type of patient identification wristband that is stamped on to the surface of the skin and allows medical information to be extracted directly from an electronic health record; a new way to reduce bleeding during surgery by stimulating the vagus nerve through the skin; and a new way to use 3-D printing to print living cells and tissues. Vote here:


March 21, 2016
10 Innovations in Health That Will Blow Your Mind


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