MIT Hacking Medicine is a group dedicated to teaching healthcare entrepreneurship and creating novel solutions to pressing healthcare problems. MIT HM programs have spawned 50+ companies worldwide collectively raising $250M+ in funding. These include PillPack, Podimetrics, Twiage, RubiconMD, and Cake. For more information, visit the MIT Hacking Medicine webpage and see our recent publications below.
In this paper, we develop a framework to build pre-emptive innovation capacity in ecosystem
Here we show how traditional top-down innovation policies are complemented by grassroots bottom-up innovation, using breast and lung cancers as examples.
Global Health Systems
What does it take for an innovation to scale? A good idea? A diverse team? Good partners? These are some of the questions we seek to answer through our collaboration with the Health Systems Innovation Lab at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Below are some of the outputs of this research.
Here we report on outcomes of a health hackathon organized in a rural setting tackling local issues by bringing together diverse stakeholders.
In this commentary, we argue that a crucial component of a successful health system is grass-roots entrepreneurship together with research and development efforts.