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Four applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the neurosciences

January 16, 2020

Last fall, we teamed up with leaders from Anthem, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mayo Clinic to produce the first AI and Neurosciences Summit at MATTER.

Happening now: @AnthemBCBS, @UIHealth & @MayoClinic join us for a full day summit to explore new applications of #AI in #neuroscience and their potential to drastically impr…

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Five ingredients for a culture of innovation

December 12, 2019

Over the last several years, MATTER has worked with dozens of hospitals and health systems. The majority of health system leaders we meet want to be innovative, but very few feel confident in building the kinds of systems and culture that an organization needs to continuously transform new ideas into solutions.

So how do you create a culture of innovation in an environment that is inherently (…

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The business case for sustainability in healthcare

December 3, 2019

A conversation with Novo Nordisk’s senior vice president for device R&D, Kenneth Strømdahl

In business today, “sustainability” is becoming somewhat of a buzzword.

But the growing demand from consumers has forced nearly every industry to think about sustainability as more than just a marketing or PR exercise. In order to stay relevant, companies must think strategically about how to reduce…

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How to make your challenge application stand out

November 27, 2019

So you’re thinking of applying to a MATTER challenge.

Over the past few years, we’ve hosted challenges with leading healthcare organizations like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Advocate Aurora Health and Novo Nordisk to solve crucial business challenges in the best way we know how: sourcing and facilitating collaborations with startups that can help them approach those challenges in a…

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Recap: Tales from the Trenches with David Chen, co-founder of Nuna

November 12, 2019

At our October Tales from the Trenches™, we welcomed David Chen, co-founder of Nuna, to the MATTER stage to share stories and insights from his journey in healthcare.

David’s entrepreneurial spirit sparked early on in high school: At 16, he and his brother made a business of selling cell phone cases they had imported from China. Before founding Nuna, he started and closed two companies, serv…

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