The iHub Turns Five: Celebration of Digital Health Innovations in Hospitals event was on September 12th, 2018 and included many of Brigham’s innovation partners, such as LogicJunction. Our CEO, Mark Jowell, and Director of Client Services, Monica Nowac, attended the event in support of the innovation hub and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
LogicJunction has partnered with Brigham to deliver in-hospital wayfinding technology to its patients. The interactive web technology first launched at its Faulkner campus in summer 2017, followed by the main campus in fall 2017. The wayfinding system was first piloted at the main campus in June 2016 within the innovation program.
The event was a celebration of the innovation hub (iHub) turning five and was filled with other partners that have also seen success through Brigham’s program.
“They inspire entrepreneurship,” Nowac said of the program. She emphasized the panel she watched and the amazing projects that have come as a result of iHub or similar programs.
One participant, for example, was Medumo, a technology company that helps patients prepare for hospital visits. A case study published by Brigham and Women’s Hospital saw that Medumo helped reduce inadequate prep quality from 11.5 percent to 3.8 percent in the Endoscopy Center. LogicJunction’s links have been integrated into those notifications providing easy driving, parking, and in-hospital directions to patients and caregivers to reduce day of visit anxieties.
Other participants had experimented with integrating LogicJunction’s technology into their own. Steve Penney, a Mobile Specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, taught Alexa how to give in-hospital directions.
The event included a wide array of speakers and panels, awards, and a networking event.
“We’re excited about the future with Brigham and Women’s Hospital,” said Nowac. “We look forward to a long partnership with lots of collaboration.”
More information about the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub can be found here.