Hartford HealthCare Innovation

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  • MIT-Hartford HealthCare Model Shows No ‘Significant Second Wave’ of COVID-19 This Summer

    May 29, 2020

    So far, so good, is the assessment from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analytics team that partnered with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) to track and predict the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides being “remarkably accurate” in pinpointing the peak of infection activity thus far, Dr. Dimitris Bertsimas, the dean…

  • Virtual Health: Now You Can Get Medical Care From Your Home

    April 16, 2020

    As Connecticut enters the surge stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with state officials urging residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” Hartford HealthCare will now offer access to most of its primary care, specialty and behavioral health providers through virtual health technology. More than 1,300 medical providers — including 550-plus primary…

  • A Zoom-Enabled Virtual ‘Cockpit’ Leads to Reduced-Risk Covid-19 Care

    April 14, 2020

    Expertise in innovation and technology has enabled Hartford HealthCare to help its intensive care unit (ICU) specialist physicians maximize their ability to care for the sickest patients while minimizing their exposure to COVID-19. These specialists, called intensivists, can now cover a system ICU bed capacity that is expected to swell…

  • Fast-Track Technology Leads to Online COVID-19 Screener

    April 14, 2020

    Barely two months ago, Clearstep was among 10 companies in a medtech show-and-tell called Digital Health CT’s Digital Demo Day that packed the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford. Clearstep, part of the Hartford-based MedTech Accelerator — sponsored by Hartford HealthCare, Trinity College and the University of Connecticut School of Business —…

  • Listen to Our New Podcast Series: ‘Coping Through COVID’

    April 10, 2020

    Beyond the fever and cough, the coronavirus has brought fear and anxiety to our lives. At the very least, it’s disrupted everything we know. While many people can work remotely, nurses, doctors, environmental services and food workers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and many others don protective gear and help those sick…

  • A Doctor Joins DIY Move to Making Masks from a 3D Printer

    April 08, 2020

    Ingenuity knows no limits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people are making masks from cloth, elastic straps and sewing skills. Others, more technically inclined, are fashioning masks from 3D printers. Count Dr. Chris Wiles., a first-year anesthesiology resident at Hartford Hospital, as the 3D-printer type. Dr. Wiles, 30, a New…

  • Here’s What To Do if You Need, or Have, a Doctor’s Appointment

    March 18, 2020

    A message to patients from Dr. James Cardon, Hartford HealthCare Chief Clinical Integration Officer: Dear Patient: COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has affected all of us. To protect the people and communities we serve, Hartford HealthCare has put in place these policies and procedures for staff, patients and guests. If you have…

  • Innovation and HealthCare: An Interview With Barry Stein

    March 12, 2020

    Dr. Barry Stein, Hartford HealthCare’s Chief of Clinical Innovation, discussed innovation in an recent interview with Becker’s. “Without innovation,” he said in the interview, “we will not be able to transform healthcare, so that’s sort of the overlying mantra. In terms of why we do innovation at Hartford HealthCare, it…

  • A Message From Hartford HealthCare CEO Jeffrey Flaks

    March 11, 2020

    With the concerns about coronavirus and COVID-19, I want to assure you that Hartford HealthCare is doing everything possible to protect the safety and well-being of the people and the communities we serve, and our team of healthcare providers. Our goal is to be ready and prepared for whatever is…

  • Coronavirus: Hartford HealthCare to Restrict Visitors at Hospitals, Skilled-Nursing Facilities

    March 10, 2020

    Updated March 12 Hartford HealthCare is restricting visitation to its seven-hospital network and prohibiting visitors, with few exceptions, to its skilled-nursing facility as a precaution during the COVID-19 outbreak. “These are unprecedented times,” said President and CEO Jeff Flaks, above, at a March 10 news conference at the Hartford HealthCare Care…

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