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IAP 2015 Activities by Sponsor - Health Sciences & Technology

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Can Entrepreneurship Transform Healthcare?

Steven E. Locke, M.D., Mirena Bagur

Add to Calendar Jan/15 Thu 03:00PM-05:00PM E51-361

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/13
Limited to 40 participants

You bet!  Innovation in healthcare to reduce cost while improving quality has led to development of technologies for patient engagement, electronic health records, mobile health, and other innovative technologies being part of the medical home and the new fee-for-value payment model.  For the intended outcomes, we need innovation leaders who can think and act like entrepreneurs.  The faculty of the HST.921 course, Enabling Technology Innovation in Healthcare and the Life Sciences, will present and discuss all aspects of the course -- including the mix of lectures by world leaders in medical informatics, skills-based tutorial sessions and faculty-mentored work on industry-sponsored projects.

We will conduct an experiential workshop in which student teams will collaborate in an impromptu brainstorm addressing an opportunity to improve healthcare.

Sponsor(s): Health Sciences & Technology
Contact: Mirena Bagur, 617-835-5019,

How Physicians Think

Dr. Thomas Byrne, Clinical Professor of Neurology & HST, MGH, HMS

Add to Calendar Jan/06 Tue 09:00AM-10:30AM 46-3189
Add to Calendar Jan/08 Thu 09:00AM-10:30AM 46-3189
Add to Calendar Jan/09 Fri 09:00AM-10:30AM 46-3189

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Repeating event, particpants welcome at any session
Prereq: MIT Students

A series of three meetings will be held in which a clinical case from the New England Journal of Medicine series of “Clinicopathological Conferences from the Massachusetts General Hospital” will be discussed. At each meeting a case presentation will be read and then the way in which a clinician evaluates the symptoms, signs on physical examination and imaging/laboratory information will be presented.  This should provide a means by which to get a glimpse of the clinical reasoning of physicians.  Interested potential students may view a sample NEJM CPC by searching most any recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine and looking at a published CPC.  The format of the three cases discussed will follow these formats although the selected cases will be from past issues of the Journal. Students may attend one, two or all three of the classes.

Sponsor(s): Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Health Sciences & Technology
Contact: Kris Kipp, 46-2005, 617 253-5741, KIPP@MIT.EDU