MIT, Mass General team up on health IT

October 16, 2014 in Medical Technology

“MIT and MGH have uniquely synergistic and complementary strengths,” said Arup Chakraborty, the Robert T. Haslam professor of chemical engineering, chemistry and biological engineering at MIT, in a press statement.

[See also: MIT center to develop new health technologies]

“Developing the cost-effective diagnostic tools, therapies and vaccines needed to overcome some of the daunting challenges facing human health today can be achieved by bringing approaches from engineering and basic science together with clinical medicine and that a strategic partnership between our institutions could achieve much more toward advancing human health,” added Chakraborty, who is also the director of the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science.

The first round of grants, which were announced this past September, are aimed at using digital health tools and analytics to improve diagnosis accuracy and cost-efficiency. The first series of grants were awarded to: 

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