LEAPS Design Lab
The first LEAPS Design Lab was held on July 17-18, 2018 at the MIT Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142
The Design Lab’s objectives:
- Advance the evolving vision and strategic plan for the NEWDIGS LEAPS Project, as well as opportunities for deeper engagement following this Design Lab
- Shape the selection criteria for the target disease for the LEAPS Massachusetts (MA) Pilot through a structured analysis of four candidate diseases
- Discuss and advance elements of the Evaluation Framework for the MA Pilot
- Analyze two interactive case studies to inform the prospective design of evidence generation platforms in the MA Pilot
Target disease selection
On July 25, 2018, we announced our Target Disease Selection. After great discussions during the event, and careful deliberation with the MIT CBI Leadership Team and LEAPS Steering Committee, we are pleased to announce that we will advance rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as the primary target for the MA Pilot project. In addition, building on input from the Design Lab, we think it is important not to put all of our eggs in one basket, so we will advance—albeit at a less aggressive pace—asthma as a secondary disease target, in order to ensure that we have a back-up option if needed. The good news is there was a general consensus in the room that all four diseases considered would generate valuable learnings, and that there was no obvious right or wrong choice. We are thinking of RA as the first pilot, but hope to catalyze other pilots through dissemination of our generalizable principles for application in other disease ecosystems.
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GBM AGILE Case Study (pre-market)
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VA Case Study (post-market)
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