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Accelerating Cancer Innovation PARTNERS HEALTHCARE INNOVATION System-wide collaboration As the increasing pace of change in medical innovation uncovers breakthroughs poised to transform care delivery, Partners Innovation created the Disruptive Dozen project to identify and accelerate breakthroughs with the highest potential to impact patient care. The project harnesses the expertise of leading Partners physicians and researchers to review and select 12 disruptive technologies – drugs, diagnostics, or procedures – most likely to revolutionize how we understand and treat certain conditions over the next decade. In 2016, the Disruptive Dozen highlighted the top 12 "game-changing" innovations in one of medicine's most pressing and promising areas: cancer research and care. After filtering the pool of technologies down from 34 nomina- tions, the selection committee announced the official 2016 Disruptive Dozen during a panel presentation at the World Medical Innovation Forum. The selected innovation areas include nanotechnology, mHealth, single-cell molecular profiling, and epigenetics – all expected to play a critical role in near-term cancer discovery. In 2017, the World Forum and Disruptive Dozen will recognize leading-edge innovation in car- diovascular and cardiometabolic disorders. The third annual World Medical Innovation Forum will be held this May in Boston, Massachusetts. Technology as Treatment MCLEAN HOSPITAL INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGY IN PSYCHIATRY To harness the potential of technology to transform psychiatric care, in June 2016 McLean Hospital launched the Institute for Technology in Psychiatry (ITP). The Institute will provide key services to McLean Hospital investigators and clinicians who want to implement "smart technology" – smartphones, wearable devices, and tablets – to advance mental health care and research. For clinical care, the ITP will focus on using digital tools, such as Internet-based therapy, telecommunications, and apps, to enhance treatment and monitor progress. For research, the Institute will identify new ways that tech- nologies can quantify normal and abnormal behavior, and standardize how patients are tracked through research. The partnership is bringing leading minds in technology and science together to improve the lives of those affected by psychiatric illness. "The goal is to ensure that new approaches are being tested in ways that are grounded in real- world mental health treatment settings," says Justin T. Baker, MD, Scientific Director. Background: Participants at the 2016 World Medical Innovation Forum.

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