The New England Healthcare Executive Network (NEHEN) hosted their 4th annual Winter Social in Boston’s Seaport Monday. Our very own HTVNC17 keynote speaker Dr. Vicki Barbur also addressed the NEHEN crowd with her keynote speech on MITRE – a corporation out of Bedford, Mass. operating seven Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs) “heavily focused on a strong sense of system engineering,” according to Dr. Barbur.
Dr. Barbur currently supports technology transfer, innovation, engineering, health IT and applied sciences at The MITRE Corporation, working closely alongside the organization’s engineers, scientists and the MITRE Research Programs to stimulate innovation and facilitate collaboration among researchers, academic institutions and federal laboratories interested in developing MITRE’s innovations. “We reach out to accelerators & incubators [in the health space],” she said. “We believe that by combining forces and being each other’s catalysts, we can get to the end game more quickly… Our focus is on decreasing the cost of healthcare and improving it from the patient’s point of view.”
“MITRE is in the space of developing technology for the greater good.”
As a not-for-profit organization, MITRE offers expertise in a wide range of technologies – from cyber security and artificial intelligence to deep learning and health informatics – and transfers successful technology directly to its government sponsors or to industry through licensing, including commercialization and open source. “MITRE is in the space of developing technology for the greater good,” said Dr. Barbur.
Thanks to Foley Hoag LLP for hosting this innovative event of keynote and lightning round pitches in the healthtech space. Visit http://nehen.co/ for more on the NE Healthcare Executive Network.