This is an invitation to join an IFMBE-CED innovation initiative, to create a Global Health Innovation Registry. Using semantic web data technology, the Registry will enable health innovators worldwide to find other innovators with complementary expertise and form collaborative teams, to produce innovations that incorporate system-lifecycle design intelligence. This project will connect WHO'S 800+ Collaborating Centers, academic research centers, industry R&D, and government agencies to promote robust innovations that incorporate design input from multiple disciplines and lifecycle stakeholders. Too many hgealthcare innovations, and their purchasers, suffer from disovering design defects and gaps *after* the innovations are deployed, which creates additional lifecycle costs, operational disruptions, and clinical risk.
Our current goal is to obtain institution-level sponsors (corporate, academic, associations, government) from each of the WHO regions and raise initial commitments for $50k to fund the prototyping phase for 2019. This will lay the basis for subsequent funding applications in 2020 to international funding agencies such as Horizon 2020, Erasmus+ , international philanthropies, and Ministries of Health.
Please consider joining this initiative and using your influence to build the institutional and financial backing it needs to become a transformational tool in medical history. We can use this Forum to answer questions and form a working group within CED to advance the initiative. Your thoughts, suggestions, and passionate creativity are welcome!
Fred Hosea, CED collaborator