Applications for the 2021-2022 MGH HTL Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation are now open–with priority given to applications received by 30 September. We look forward to welcoming our next group of fellows.
2021 – 2022 Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation
The MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab (HTL) is currently seeking applications for our one-year Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation. HTL’s founding mission is to improve the experience and value of healthcare through collaborative innovation. The fellowship program (now in its fourth year) provides a unique opportunity for physicians to have protected time to develop and engage in care delivery transformation projects at MGH with mentorship from experts in the field as well as support from senior leadership. Using principles of innovation science and leveraging new technologies, fellows are encouraged to pursue projects that enhance the delivery of healthcare—making it a better experience for patients/clinicians and potentially more affordable and/or higher-value.
Elements of the Program
Prospective applicants should be physicians (across all specialties) with a strong interest in care delivery innovation and implementation science, as well as having a track record of academic productivity. Specifically, we seek early-career faculty and residents/fellows in their professional development or research years, who have the potential to become leaders in the discovery and implementation of care delivery innovations.
Fellows are expected to devote at least 80% of their time exclusively to fellowship activities. During this time, fellows will have the opportunity to develop and implement their project, as well as interact with various leaders in the healthcare innovation field at MGH, Harvard Medical School, and the wider Boston-area community. Fellows are also encouraged to spend up to 20% effort on their respective clinical duties.
Prospective applicants should be physicians (early-career faculty and residents/fellows in their professional development or research years) with a strong interest in healthcare innovation and implementation science.
The fellows program provides competitive salary plus benefits for one year (July 2021 – June 2022)
Application for the 2021-2022 Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation
“This program afforded me the opportunity to further develop my passion for digital health and allows me the time and space to focus primarily on innovative projects.”
Konstantin Stojanovic, MD | 2018 – 2019 Fellow & Neurologist
The MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab celebrated the second class of its Healthcare Innovation Research Fellows Program May 15, honoring Numa Perez, MD, Surgery resident, and Konstantin Stojanovic, MD, Neurologist, for their work throughout the past year.
“This program afforded me the opportunity to further develop my passion for digital health and allows me the time and space to focus primarily on innovative projects,” says Stojanovic, who focused on areas where technology and digital health could play a role in patient care. By joining the Healthcare Transformation Lab as a research fellow, he has been pursuing a project using big data to create machine learning algorithms to diagnose sleep disorders.
After three years in the operating room, Perez saw an opportunity to improve both the experiences and outcomes of his patients. The Healthcare Innovation Research Fellows Program led him to partner with an industry vendor to deploy a novel patient engagement and data collection platform for MGH Colorectal Surgery patients. The app will serve as a digital surgical companion, providing patients with education, notifications and reminders as they traverse what can be a very daunting perioperative journey.
“In an ever-more-complicated health care environment, the most effective way to create lasting change is to work at the system level,” says Perez. “We must identify sophisticated solutions to the complex situations our patients encounter.”
The Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation helped me appreciate the non-technical skills necessary for effective leadership to improving the quality of care across a healthcare system.
Yanik Bababekov, 2017-2018 Fellow & Surgery Resident