• Minimally invasive procedures: a continually expanding frontier

    Bert_van_Meurs

    We each likely know someone close to us who has suffered from some form of heart disease, which is not surprising as cardiovascular disease remains to be the number one cause of death globally. Until recent years, treating heart disease meant opening the patient’s chest to directly access the heart through surgery. This expensive procedure often exposed the patient to higher risk of infection and complications, as well as a long and - often painful - recovery.  Plus, the patient had to be in reasonably good health to endure the procedure which meant that for some, due to their poor health, surgery wasn’t an option. 

  • Together, we can create a circular future

    Jim_Andrew

    Leadership is about more than inspiring others. It’s also about listening, learning and collaborating. To truly transform society, leaders must accept that going it alone may not be the most effective strategy.

  • Lighting, beyond illumination

    140311-PO-Kees-van-der-Klauw-hi-res-FvBeek-0012

    Within ten years, two out of three people will be living in urban areas, many of them in big cities, which means – now more than ever – that these cities need to be functional and sustainable.

  • The White House Conference on Aging: My Three Key Insights

    Kimberly_O

    “We have to work to do more to ensure that every older American has the resources and the support that they need to thrive.”  

    President Barack Obama
    White House Conference on Aging

  • Welcome to the "Agingwell Hub"

    Brent_Shafer

    Can a top business school, a great academic center of science and technology and a leading corporate health technology innovator give America’s older adults the freedom to age well and stay connected to the world around them? We’re about to find out as Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab and Philips join forces with other industry creators and facilitators to build something new in the connected, aging  arena – the AgingWell Hub – a unique new research center for open innovation that will identify new technologies, products, and services, as well as provide thought leadership in collaboration with healthcare systems, caregivers, payers, policy makers, corporate innovators, entrepreneurs, academia and older adults.