Becker’s Hospital Review Recognizes Two Local Health Systems for Innovation

Becker’s Healthcare compiled a list of health systems who push the envelope for healthcare innovation, and Baylor and UT Southwestern were both named to it. For these hospitals, developing new technology and techniques is not just a coincidence. They dedicate departments, funding, and organization to research and the incorporation of technology into the medical field. Patents for medical devises, mobile health, process design, and care delivery are other areas where these systems excel, according to Becker’s.

Baylor Scott and White’s Office of Digital Health and Technology Transfer Office both made the list. In the Digital Office, Becker’s highlighted their patient app, MyBSWHealth, their 14-person innovation team and the digital lab devoted to developing new tech. In the Technology Transfer Office, employees work with faculty and staff who develop, patent, market and license new technology. They also make connections between innovators and partner companies in a wide range of medical fields.

At UT Southwestern, Becker’s highlighted the Medical Center Office for Technology Development at BioCenter, which commercializes technology, sponsors research, manages finances and licenses intellectual property that supports biomedical innovation. The medical center is the fifth best  in the world for published research articles cited as significant sources in third-party patent applications.

See the entire list here.