13 innovation projects from the last month

From a $70 million innovation center to a new proprietary virtual care technology, healthcare systems have been busy bringing digital innovations to market.

Here are 13 healthcare innovation projects Becker has reported on since April 14:

1. The investment divisions of Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic on May 16 joined a $15 million strategic funding round for medical device augmented reality company MediView XR.

2. Somerville, Massachusetts-based Mass General Brigham said on May 12 that he plans to establish a medical center in the United Arab Emirates that will focus on technology and cancer in collaboration with the Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute digital innovation.

3. Atrium Health, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, announced on May 11 that it had opened its first virtual nursing clinic in an apartment complex.

4. Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai launched a new center on May 9 focused on advancing artificial intelligence and machine learning.

5. UC San Diego Health announced on May 4 that it is piloting the use of QR codes to show patients how to retrieve and verify their health insurance information at check-in.

6. Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine announced on April 24 that it is launching a new mobile monitoring platform that allows physicians to monitor patient data from heart monitors and other bedside devices from phones, tablets, PCs or workstations.

7. Children’s Mercy Kansas City (Mo.) on April 24 partnered with GE HealthCare to open a new 6,000-square-foot hub that uses AI to track the progress of patient care.

8. Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health announced on April 20 that it had developed a new AI-powered platform designed to help doctors make diagnoses at the bedside.

9. Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA Healthcare on April 20 partnered with medical technology company Augmedix to expand the use of AI-powered environmental documentation in its clinical environments.

10. Providence, based in Renton, Washington, announced on April 19 that it is introducing remote patient monitoring in its seven states.

11. Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health launched the first virtual care program in its system on April 18 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, after previously testing its proprietary technology.

12. Northwell Holdings, the venture capital arm of Northwell Health based in New Hyde Park, NY, participated in a $30 million funding round for Memora Health, a digital care company, on April 18.

13. San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare opened a new $70 million innovation and education center in San Diego on April 14 called Prebys Innovation & Education Center.