Archive for July, 2010

July 6, 2010

Thanks to all for a great Inaugural Open House!

CCTWG Open House presentationCCTWG launched activities at its first public event ever on Wednesday, June 30th.

With 100+ registrants, and the warm hospitality of the IBM Innovation Center in Waltham, MA, our inaugural event was an example of the talent, experience, and commitment that makes the greater Boston area a unique national resource for healthcare delivery and technology innovation.

Entrepreneurs, academics, engineers, and a variety of healthcare professionals filled the room for in-depth presentations and lively discussion led by CCTWG co-founder and lead faculty Dr. Allan Goroll of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Goroll provided attendees with an advance look at what CCTWG will do in the coming year, and a thorough review of both the details and the thinking behind healthcare reform legislation.

A key theme for the evening: new provisions (rarely covered in the popular or professional press) provide billions of dollars in coming years for a broad social mandate to make collaborative care a reality — improved primary care, patient-centered medical homes, and care coordination across all caregivers.

Please feel free to share these links to the presentations and background materials with your colleagues:

Also, you will find a video excerpt of Dr. Goroll’s presentation on our About Page.

Response has been swift and enthusiastic from prospective CCTWG members in attendance, making it clear that this is the right place and the right time for transformative healthcare technology innovation and CCTWG!

Special thanks go out to our host Joe Perry, regional director of the IBM Innovation Center in Waltham, who has welcomed CCTWG for the coming year and helped inspire us to get going, and to Patrick Boyle, Director – IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences, for being a great ambassador of goodwill and an example of what CCTWG is all about.

Please contact us if you would like further information or to apply to become a member of CCTWG. We also welcome your feedback and input via our survey – your opinions and ideas are important to us.