Pediatric Transplant Center
Innovation in action
Boston Children’s Hospital is constantly improving care. Some of these improvements are rooted in scientific research: Understanding diseases deeply—even at the cellular or molecular level—leads to new drugs and therapies.
But some improvements come from moments spent at the bedside, when clinicians see inadequate science or imperfect models of care. When this happens our staff often makes the effort to change things for the better, benefiting patients and the medical field at-large.
This approach, which we define as “clinical innovations,” requires clinicians to think out of the box. In doing so they are free to develop new tools and inventive strategies. It's the path by which many major medical innovations and improvements in care have been made.
Innovations play a critical role in our transplant patients’ health, so our team is constantly creating new procedures, programs, tests, processes and tools. An innovation may be “small,” like finding a creative way to help a young patient take her medication on time. Or it may be a big discovery that changes the entire field of pediatric transplantation.
Use the tabs above to read more about clinical innovations like the STEP procedure, the Berlin Heart and TESLA.