Research & Technology


Spectrum Health Ventures Invests in Gauss Artificial Intelligence Triton Technology to Better Identify Postpartum Bleeding

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 19, 2018 – Spectrum Health Ventures is joining nine other investors as part of a $20 million Series C investment in Gauss Surgical’s Triton artificial intelligence technology. Triton estimates patient blood loss in real time by using computer vision and machine learning algorithms to analyze images of surgical sponges and canisters. Triton […]



MSU-Spectrum Health Researchers Identify New Genetic Disorder

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 21, 2018 – Researchers from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and physicians from Spectrum Health have identified for the first time in a human patient a genetic disorder only previously described in animal models. The disorder is caused by mutations in a gene known as ornithine decarboxylase 1 (ODC1) and […]



Hunt for a Cure Foundation Provides Lead Gift of $500,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Research at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 13, 2018 – Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce the creation of a research partnership between Spectrum Health, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Hunt for a Cure Foundation that will help find a cure for cystic fibrosis patients. Today, the Hunt for a Cure […]



Spectrum Health joins NIH in launching the All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 1, 2018– On May 6, the National Institutes of Health will open national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program—a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds—in collaboration with Spectrum Health and other partners. People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, […]



Spectrum Health Study Finds Delay in Initial Dementia Diagnosis

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 15, 2018 – A study conducted by a multidisciplinary Spectrum Health neurology team has found that dementia patients are not undergoing evaluation at the onset of the dementia process, a delay that prevents early, beneficial treatment. The study also suggests that home-based, patient-centered care may improve early screening and detection of dementia. […]



Spectrum Health Introduces MedNow App

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 14, 2017 – MedNow, Spectrum Health’s telemedicine service, has launched its MedNow app for consumers, making Spectrum Health the first health system in the country to build a standalone consumer-facing telemedicine app for users inside and outside of the Spectrum Health System. Since MedNow began in 2014, nearly 20,000 people have […]



Spectrum Health receives National Institutes of Health funding for research into personalized health care

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that Spectrum Health, as part of a consortium of integrated health care systems, will receive funding to help the NIH implement a landmark research effort aimed at advancing personalized health care. The NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program is a longitudinal research […]


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