Tuesday, January 12, 2010

CIMIT: Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology

I sure miss Boston. I'd love to be a part of the CIMIT: Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology. What is the CIMIT? Here's a brief description:

A non-profit consortium of Boston teaching hospitals and engineering schools, CIMIT fosters interdisciplinary collaboration among world-class experts in medicine, science and engineering, in concert with industry and government, to rapidly improve patient care.

To improve patient care by facilitating collaboration among scientists, engineers and clinicians to catalyze the discovery, development and implementation of innovative technologies, emphasizing minimally invasive approaches.
CIMIT Priorities
Seek solutions to unsolved clinical problems by integrating the solution-rich environment of engineering and science centers and the problem-rich environment of our clinical stakeholders.

Build a strong and vibrant CIMIT community by actively advancing our mission to improve patient care through early-stage devices, procedures and clinical systems.

Contribute to improved patient care through innovative leadership practices that reward performance through teamwork.

Achieve financial sustainability by diversifying funding sources, and employing financial and operational best practices.

Support CIMIT investigators by creating and sustaining an efficient operational and management system to advance the CIMIT mission.

I know several people who are actively involved in these areas and I think it's great to see groups like CIMIT working to improve the health care system by leveraging technology to improve efficiency and clinical performance. You can learn more about CIMIT by visiting: http://www.cimit.org/

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