health care innovation


Gary McHale of Buffalo is one of two Dental Fix RX franchisees in Western New York.  McHale rides around from dentist to dentist in a state-of-the-art white van, making daily stops in Rochester, and fixing  hand pieces, chairs, compressors, and X-Ray systems among other things. Dental Fix RX is a national mobile dental repair company and its slogan “The Faster Fix” is splashed in paint across the side of the van.

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One big health care challenge, and two days to solve it

Mar 23, 2015

The engineering and design students on stage presenting their concept have been working on this prototype for a grand total of two days. The whirlwind workshop, requires student teams to comprehensively understand medical problems, come up with viable ideas, and create real solutions, all in less than 36 hours.

“This is a deep dive,” says Amos Scully, a professor in the Industrial Design program at RIT who is serving as the team’s faculty coach.

Health practitioners swap health care for art and music

Oct 22, 2013

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The O+ Festival, is an annual celebration featuring visual and performing artists from all over the world.

But the main attraction isn’t the marquee names of bands on stage or the artwork on public display; it’s the doctors they’ve come to see.  Artists are given the opportunity to receive traditional, alternative and supplementary health care and it’s all for free.

The festival kicks off on a Friday evening and runs late into Sunday night entertaining and meeting the care needs of uninsured and under insured artists.

Kate O'Connell

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are one of the top ten causes of death in men over the age of 55, and upstate New York has higher rates of this condition than the rest of the country.

Researchers are now working on patient-specific diagnosis and treatment for the condition.

A new mobile app is expected to help improve the quality of patient care across the nation.  A team of University at Buffalo students have created it to help reduce hospital readmission rates.

Currently in the prototype stage, the “Discharge Roadmap” app will allow patients and their caregivers to fully participate in the discharge planning process. (Video demo of the app after the jump)