Innovation at Jefferson

An academic medical system working to keep people OUT of the hospital! That’s the focus of innovation at Jefferson.

Rose Ritts, Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer
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Our Companies

Jefferson has licensed 100+ inventions and started 25+ new ventures that have gone on to raise investments of $200M+ to date. Check out our portfolio of opportunities and new companies here!   

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3D Printing in Healthcare

At Jefferson, we use 3D printed models to improve patient care and enhance medical education.  We create patient-matched anatomy models from individual patient’s imaging data.  Then we use those models to help educate patients, improve surgical planning, and reduce procedure times.

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Innovation Programs

Health Hack - Reinventing Healthcare Access and Delivery

The Health Hack is a high energy open-to-all weekend of 24/7 creativity -- where Health Practitioners meet Software Development Experts and Design/Prototyping Professionals.   There’s intense collaboration, product and business ideation, solution pitching to a panel of experts ….  and a high stakes paper airplane competition!  Get on the mailing list for updates on Health Hack 2019, coming in November.

If you want to see the future, find good people who are uncomfortable with the status quo, and use them to create diverse teams to guide transformation.

Dr. Stephen Klasko, President, Thomas Jefferson University & CEO, Jefferson Health
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Innovation Programs

JAZ Tank Challenge

October 3, 2019

The JAZ Tank Challenge is an open-to-all health-themed Business Plan Competition.  Our 2018 theme was CANNAVATION, with 100+ applicants, 10 finalists and $20,000 distributed to three winning teams, all focused on new products or services in medicinal cannabis or industrial hemp. Get on the mailing list for updates on JAZ Tank 2019!