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Penny Carleton

Penny Ford Carleton (pcarleton@partners.org) is the program leader for CIMIT’s Clinical Systems Innovation Program, the program manager for NIBIB Point-of-Care Technology Center in Primary Care, and the coordinator of the CIMIT/Boston Simulation Consortium.

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Accelerating the Innovation Cycle

If ever an industry was in need of both incremental and disruptive innovation, it is today’s healthcare industry. Realizing the full potential of innovation across the spectrum of healthcare environments is critical to address the well-documented, emerging global crisis generated by the aging of the population, the obligation to increase access for all to the best standard of care, and the societal imperative to contain costs. In addition, as budgets at funders such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA), the National Health Service (NHS, UK) and others are increasingly constrained, it is more important than ever to increase the efficiency and effectiveness with which investments in fundamental research and development translate into products, services, and procedures that improve the health and well being of people around the world.