Innovative Lives: A Dialog on Healthcare Innovation
We don't usually connect hacks, makers, apps, and startups with nursing, yet entrepreneurial innovations by and for nurses are changing patient care. Although medicine has experienced remarkable technological advances in recent years, patients face rising costs and feel evermore alienated from caregivers. Join us for a conversation with innovative problem solvers who are working to bridge the gaps in healthcare.
Tiffany Kelley, founder, Nightingale Apps
Anna Young, co-founder and CEO, MakerHealth
Moderator: Susannah Fox, former Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Tiffany Kelley identified the need to start Nightingale Apps and create the initial product, “Know My Patient,” while conducting research aimed at understanding how nurses use information to care for patients. Dr. Kelley has 14 years of nursing experience and spent the last 9 years working in the field of nursing informatics. Her entry into informatics began while working on a team to implement an electronic health record at Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her PhD from Duke University where she studied the meaning of knowing the patient and the information needed for care. She also holds a MS in Nursing Administration and MBA from Northeastern University and a BS in Nursing from Georgetown University.
Anna Young works from a fundamental belief that, with the right tools, everyday people can use their ingenuity to create devices that heal. Applying years of global experience with the Maker Movement, Anna is bringing prototyping tools and makerspaces into hospitals to enhance problem-solving by nurses, clinicians, and patients. Anna is the Co-Founder and CEO of MakerHealth—MakerNurse, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored spinout to support inventive frontline clinicians. Anna’s roots come from MIT as researcher in the Little Devices Lab and lecturer in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science. She has spoken at TEDMED and WIRED UK on the role of the maker movement in health care. In 2015, Anna was recognized by LinkedIn as a top Health Innovator under 35 and in 2016 received Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. She holds a BS in economics from the University of Dayton and is self-taught as a medical device inventor.
Susannah Fox recently served as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she created opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation across the Department’s 27 divisions and 80,000+ employees. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Susannah served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and advised organizations like the Collaborative Chronic Care Network as they work to improve care delivery by including people living with IBD, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis on their innovation teams. From 2000-2014, Susannah was an Associate Director of the Internet Project at the Pew Research Center where she helped quantify and explain the social impact of the internet. She holds a BA in anthropology from Wesleyan University.