Category Archives: Convergence

Five Ways Convergence in Healthcare Could Impact Everyone’s Future

Five Ways Convergence in Healthcare Could Impact Everyone’s Future

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2011 whitepaper first explored the idea of convergence as a powerful tool for the advancement of modern science. With each passing year, professionals from science’s major disciplines explored and commended the advantages presented by a deep integration between the sciences — namely, the promise of unprecedented innovation at a… Continue Reading

This Is How the National Science Foundation Benefits Convergence in Healthcare

This Is How the National Science Foundation Benefits Convergence in Healthcare

In 1950, the U.S. government established the National Science Foundation (NSF), a federal agency “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; [and] to secure the national defense.” Since then, the NSF has, by its own admission, been at the forefront of support for “high risk, high reward” research.… Continue Reading

The Convergence in Healthcare Timeline

The Convergence in Healthcare Timeline

Convergence in Healthcare is based on a whitepaper produced in 2016 by faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The movement is likely to provide biomedicine with the support necessary to meet a growing global need for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness in humans. The movement is best described as the… Continue Reading

Important Facts about Convergence and the Sciences

Important Facts about Convergence and the Sciences

When top Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists published a whitepaper in 2011 outlining the power of a new research model known as “convergence,” it became one of the first times a research institution had drawn attention to the potential power of this promising movement that could radically change the future of biomedicine. More recently,… Continue Reading

This Is Why America Needs Convergence in Healthcare

This Is Why America Needs Convergence in Healthcare

According to a 2016 report by researchers from some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States, the future of human health depends on the growth of the Convergence in Healthcare movement. The term, Convergence in Healthcare, can best be described as a concept that brings professionals from the engineering, chemistry, IT, life… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about IT and Convergence in Healthcare

What You Need to Know about IT and Convergence in Healthcare

According to a report published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2016, the future of the medical sector hinges on Convergence in Healthcare, a movement aiming to encourage the integration of concepts from the life sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, information technology (IT) and engineering sectors to accelerate innovation in research. Though each of… Continue Reading

The Big Role of these Universities in the Growth of Convergence

The Big Role of these Universities in the Growth of Convergence

In the executive summary of “Convergence: The Future of Health,” the authors contend the life sciences “are in the midst of a revolution” they later identify as “convergence.” While the term can generally refer to the integration of technology and any number of processes from any industry, the report singles out the value of convergence… Continue Reading

Three Things to Know about Convergence in Healthcare and Cancer

In January 2018, the American Cancer Society announced the cancer death rate in the United States had declined 26 percent since 1991. Additionally, the most recent data available suggests the number of new cancer diagnoses has been steadily decreasing at a rate of 2 percent per year in the last decade. The American Cancer Society… Continue Reading

Five Things to Know about the BRAIN Initiative

Five Things to Know about the BRAIN Initiative

In the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-sponsored report “Convergence: The Future of Health,” American academic leaders outlined the forthcoming impact of the Convergence in Healthcare revolution on the United States healthcare industry. Best defined as an intersectional approach to research between members of the life science, physical science, mathematics, computing and chemistry sectors, the Convergence in… Continue Reading

Revealing Four Powerful Convergence in Healthcare Strategies

Revealing Four Powerful Convergence in Healthcare Strategies

In 2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sponsored the report “Convergence: The Future of Health,” detailing the importance of the Convergence in Healthcare movement to the future of medical research in the United States. The report defines convergence as the result of “sharing of methods and ideas by chemists, physicists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and… Continue Reading