As the startup culture in healthcare continues to grow, Northeastern School of Nursing Dean Nancy Hanrahan sees an opportunity for nurses to play a key role in developing innovative solutions to improve patients’ healthcare experiences. Northeastern is hosting a three-day summit and hackathon starting today geared toward empowering nurses to drive that innovation.
Nancy Hanrahan says, “Nurses are the perfect vectors for influencing public health change.”
Steven Brill offered a two-step solution to the country’s healthcare crisis during his hourlong lecture at Northeastern University on Wednesday afternoon.
Northeastern University has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a new center designed to advance nursing scientists’ research and effective technology interventions for improving self-care and self-management for America’s older adults.
During a keynote address at Northeastern on Tuesday, an epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center who has administered care to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, noted that more help is needed in Africa to provide healthcare services, adding that “We need help with everything.”
At the first event in the 2014–15 Women Who Inspire speaker series, three business leaders discussed their career paths and shared insight into how businesswomen can make sure their innovative ideas are being heard in the workplace.
Northeastern convened an interdisciplinary group of researchers for the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, where experts discussed and showcased avatars that could be used in a variety of healthcare applications.
Thomas Webster, professor and chair of Northeastern’s Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named president of the U.S. Society for Biomaterials, a 3,000-plus-member organization dedicated to enhancing human health and quality of life through biomaterials research.
Northeastern last week convened an interdisciplinary group of national experts to discuss cutting-edge research and methodological breakthroughs in healthcare organization and management science.
Since opening seven months ago, the Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences has helped prepare undergraduates for co-op and careers through practical diagnostic exercises.
Marie Schulte-Bockum’s decision to work on co-op at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement was fueled by her appreciation of Germany’s universal healthcare system, which helped save her sister’s life.
Northeastern University sociologist Timothy Hoff has found that the healthcare system’s emphasis on efficiency and technology has made it much more transactional and impersonal.