The Healthcare Transformation Lab at Mass General was created to improve the experience and value of healthcare by inspiring collaborative innovation and leveraging novel technologies.

Our Mission

 

The Healthcare Transformation Lab’s founding mission is to improve the experience and value of healthcare through collaborative innovation. Located in Boston — a hub of leading teaching hospitals, academia, technology, and start-ups — the HTL sits within the Massachusetts General Hospital and works to connect, inspire, and support passionate people from diverse backgrounds as they collaborate on ways to improve healthcare.

The Team

Timeline

April | HTL Launch
Founded by Eric Isselbacher, MD, the MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab is launched with leadership team including Maulik Majmudar, MD, Associate Medical Director and Julia Jackson, Managing Director. Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Sloan Leadership Center is Keynote speaker 

July | Ether Dome Challenge
The Ether Dome Challenge Program with the Department of Cardiology launches in collaboration with the Harvard Business School
August | MassChallenge Collaboration
HTL provides coaching and clinical guidance to early stage digital start-ups in Massachusetts
October | New Collaboration
The HTL collaboration with MGH TeleHealth and the Cardiology Division for TeleHealth is launched
December | Co.Create Collaboration
HTL experts pair with students to facilitate development of student-led innovation ideas
December | Novelline Innovation Speaker Series
Novelline Innovation Speaker Series bringing leaders in healthcare innovation, design-thinking, and care delivery to share their experiences and lessons learned with members of the MGH community is launched

March | New Collaboration
HTL partners with Department of Medicine Innovation Taskforce to award the first Collaborative Innovation Grant and on the PrOE PCI project launch
April | New Collaboration
HTL collaborates with MGPO Kitty Hawk Initiative to kick-off of Cardiology’s medical scribe pilot
May | HTL Clinical Affiliate Joins
Aaron Aguirre, MD, PhD, joins HTL as Clinical Affiliate in Cardiac Digital Health
June | Ether Dome Challenge Year 2
The second Ether Dome Challenge launches with the Department of Cardiology
December | Co.Create Collaboration
HTL provides co-development support for two student start-ups projects: Ask Wilhem and EarID
March | mLab Collaboration
Collaboration between HTL, the Laboratory of Computer Science, the Mass General Physicians Organization, and Information Systems is formalized to form the mLab established to provide one-stop support to digital innovators across MGH 

February | MassArt Collaboration
MassArt students conduct user experience research on wayfinding across MGH
February | Co.Create Collaboration
HTL provides co-development support for a student project: QuantaFit
April | Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation
Applications open for the inaugural HTL Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation Award
July | New Collaboration
HTL provides project support to the first Medicine Innovation Program grant recipient Kim Blumenthal, MD to create the Allergy Passport app
July | MGH HTL Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation
First Applied Research Fellows in Healthcare Innovation, Yanik Bababekov, MD and Jocelyn Carter, MD start their work with HTL

January | MassChallenge Collaboration
HTL consults and judges during Pulse@MassChallenge and matches with two start-ups, Medumo and Emerald
March | Ether Dome Challenge Year 3
The third Ether Dome Challenge launches with the Cancer Center
April | New Collaboration
HTL provides project support to the second Medicine Innovation Program grant recipient Areej Al-Jawahri to create the DreAMLand app
May | Co.Create Collaboration
HTL provides co-development support for three student start-ups: MobioSense, Pine Health, Rendever
December | MassChallenge Collaboration
HTL consults and judges during Pulse@MassChallenge and matches with four start-ups: Day Zero, Diagnostics, Astarte, and Dynamicare
January | Mojo 3.0 is Launched
The result of our collaboration with LCS and MGPO, Mojo, a revolutionary paging system on a smartphone is released  

July | Personnel Transition
Julia Jackson accepts a new role as Director, Digital Health with Sage Therapuetics
July | Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation 
The second Applied Research Fellows in Health Care Innovation, Numa Perez, MD and Kostantin Stojanovic, MD, join the team
August | Ether Dome Challenge Year 4
The fourth Ether Dome Challenge launches with the Department of Surgery
December | Personnel Transition
Maulik Majmudar accepts a new role as Chief Medical Officer with the Amazon Halo organization
July | HTL Collaboration
HTL collaborates with MGH Home Hospital as technical advisor managing, introducing, and piloting new technology to facilitate all aspects of the program operations

May | New Collaboration
HTL consults and judges during Pulse@MassChallenge pitch and demo days and matches with two start-ups: Lighter and Signum
July | Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation
The third Applied Research Fellows in Health Care Innovation, Amy Dickey, MD and Andy Chu, MD, join the team
July | Personnel
Jared Conley, MD, PhD, MPH, Emergency Physician joins as Associate Director and Technical Advisor for the Home Hospital Program
August | Personnel
Erik Reinertsen, MD, PhD, joins HTL as Innovator in Residence in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
May | AHA Collaboration
HTL announces its collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) to create MGH ACLS, an app that offers algorithms and key resources to clinicians responding to life-threatening cardiac emergencies

March | Personnel
Paula McCree joins as Managing Director overseeing strategy planning and implementation, general operations and administration, and special projects
March | HTL Project
HTL announced its collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) to create MGH ACLS an app that offers algorithms and key resources to clinicians responding to life-threatening cardiac emergencies
July | Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation
The fourth Applied Research Fellow in Health Care Innovation, Nicholas Houstis, MD, PhD, joins the HTL team
July | Personnel
Greg Snyder, MD, joins HTL as Entrepreneur in Residence focussing on Home Hospital
September | HTL Project Launch
MGH ACLS App is launched internationally via the Apple Store
September | AHA Collaboration
The MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab launched the MGH PALS app. A collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) and MGH/Harvard Medical School, it is a free digital companion for use at the bedside performing Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

July | HTL Fellow Project
The CareSense Pilot run by Numa Perez, MD completed and launched as an operational program in the Department of Surgery
July | Ether Dome Challenge Year 5
The fifth Ether Dome Challenge launches with the Nursing and Patient Care Services, Center for Innovations in Care Delivery
October | HTL Project
The MGH ACLS app reached 20,000 users
December | HTL Project
The Eko (remote stethoscope) pilot with Home Hospital launched

Our Impact

Since 2014, HTL has been making its mark on the healthcare landscape. Click here to view our latest Impact Report and see past reports as well.

Approach

At HTL we continue to focus on our enduring mission to improve the experience and value of healthcare for patients and clinicians through collaborative innovation. We do this by facilitating the creation and scale of transformative clinical care projects, training future leaders of healthcare innovation, and serving as a knowledge resource for clinicians and institutional leaders about emerging technologies in and best practices for integrating them into healthcare operations.

As a clinical care accelorator…
Working directly with the front-line clinicians to understand real issues and pain points, HTL quickens innovation at MGH by facilitating and directly assisting in the creation, development, and expansion of projects that transform how healthcare is delivered and received.

As a technology knowledge resource…
HTL serves as a central resource for all stakeholders in the healthcare delivery ecosystem to link front-line pain points with the best validated technology solutions that will change how healthcare is delivered and received.

As a trainer of future leaders…
HTL develops and enhances innovation skills amongst clinician stakeholders to improve their ability to have impact in transforming how care is delivered and received.

Collaborators

Our collaborations maximize impact.  

We work with clinicians, administrators, general staff, students, designers, developers and industry – just to name a few. We bridge the gap between promising healthcare innovation startups and front-line clinical pain points in order to ensure the translation of ideas and prototypes into sustainable solutions.  Whether the goal is to clinically validate technology or to test a new use case, we partner with industry, as well as start-ups, to study the impact of healthcare delivery interventions with our digital health innovation research expertise.

Our Collaborators include the following groups and organizations:

 

If you have a project or collaboration opportunity that may be a good fit, contact us with your pitch!