WATERTOWN, Mass., June 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exergen Corporation is a Mission Sponsor for the first annual Northeastern Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit and Hackathon taking place Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19, 2016. The Summit and Hackathon, both first-of-their-kind events, will be a collaborative weekend designed to support nurse innovation in the healthcare system, transforming and improving the patient and family healthcare experience. Dr. Marybeth Pompei, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Scientist, Exergen Corporation, will be a featured speaker, presenting “Opportunities & Pitfalls: Catalyzing an Idea into a Business.”
“As a nurse, scientist and an entrepreneurial businessperson, I am motivated by finding solutions to large-scale problems, so it is exciting to be part of a weekend to share this focus,” said Dr. Pompei. “Nurses are on the front lines of patient care and it has always been our mission at Exergen to support their work and help make their jobs easier and more effective.”
During the Summit, sessions will be attended by thought leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators, who will guide participants by sharing their experience, expertise and passion to design and develop innovative solutions and applications to improve patient care and the healthcare system. The Hackathon will give participants the opportunity to partner with nurses to collaborate, brainstorm and design new solutions, technologies and devices in an accelerated setting.
“We were so thrilled to have Exergen sign on as a Mission Sponsor. The company epitomizes what we are trying to achieve this weekend—a nurse who recognized the value of a mother’s ‘touch test’ as an indicator of fever and turned it into a science-based product to improve the healthcare community,” said Nancy Hanrahan, Professor and Dean of the Northeastern School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences.
To read more from Dr. Pompei and Exergen’s story on innovation, visit http://www.northeastern.edu/nurseinnovation/blog/successful-innovation-1-inspiration-99-perspiration/.
ABOUT EXERGEN CORPORATION
Exergen Corporation is a recognized world leader in industrial and medical non-invasive temperature technology. The company manufactures and markets TemporalScanner thermometer models for hospitals and clinics, and a consumer model sold in major retailers nationwide. Nearly two billion temperatures are taken each year with Exergen TemporalScanners in thousands of hospitals, clinics and pediatricians' offices across the country, as well as in millions of homes. It is the #1 preference of pediatricians, nurses, and mothers and is the #1 selling retail thermometer. The Exergen TemporalScanner’s performance is supported by more than 60 peer-reviewed published studies covering all ages from preterm infants to geriatrics, and all care areas from hospitals to homes. For additional information, visit www.exergen.com.
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