Customer: Osher Center of Integrative Medicine
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, a collaboration between Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, is determined to be a “Center without Walls.” Facilitating introductions and collaborations among its many research and clinical practitioners is critical to its mission of enhancing human health, resilience, and quality of life.
Yet finding a way - other than personal networks and serendipity - to connect people who could benefit from each other’s knowledge, experience, research, and data was challenging for the center. There was no easy way for researchers to know who in the network may be pursuing similar ideas or who has already collaborated with whom across the network, or to find clinicians who a specific specialty.
Exaptive built data applications that feature interactive network maps. The networks represent connections between individuals and across institutions in both research and clinical practice related to integrative medicine. It connects people through their publications and to institutions through known affiliations.
The application is deployed on the Osher Center’s website. Researchers and clinicians can quickly search for and find new thought leaders and collaborators. Patients can find clinicians and clinical centers that specialize in their treatment options, and explore areas of research relevant to conditions of interest.