Industry Partnerships

Partners Collaboration Supports Successful IPO for Health Catalyst

September 3, 2019

In many areas of disease, detection and early intervention are key tools in lessening the burden of disease and improving health outcomes for patients. The same approach is proving true at the population health level where identifying patients with chronic illnesses who are likely to become high-risk utilizers of medical services early on in their…

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Nuance Collaboration Speeds AI Clinical Integration

November 7, 2018

If there has been a consistent message to come out of all the discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare over the past few years it’s that in order to realize their vast potential, AI technologies must be able to fit seamlessly into existing clinical workflows. A new collaboration between Partners HealthCare and Nuance Communications,…

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The Innovation Licensing Internship Program: Hands-on Experience in Commercializing Academic Research

February 6, 2018

Academic research is a vital source of novel technologies that improve our lives. Over 9 million people have been prescribed the blockbuster anti-seizure drug Lyrica, discovered at Northwestern University in 1989(1)Robbins, R. Why isn’t Harvard getting rich off its scientific research? STAT. December 21, 2015.(2)Lyrica FAQs. https://www.lyrica.com/frequently-asked-questions#how-many-people-have-been-prescribed-lyrica. Accessed 1/17/2018.. Other innovations originating from university research…

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MassCATS’s Unique Collaborative AD Research

January 8, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease has proven to be stubbornly difficult to diagnose and treat with six million individuals in the United States now estimated to suffer from it or a similar form of dementia. The problem could only get worse in the next few decades as the rates of those affected and the cost of care are…

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Managing Conflicts of Interests in its Interactions with Industry

December 1, 2013

A look at how Partners HealthCare handles interactions with industry to carry out its academic missions. Interactions with industry are essential to allowing Partners HealthCare to carry out its academic missions, but the financial interests that result must be carefully considered to avoid biases in patient care, research, and education. For decades Partners HealthCare has…

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