Naomi Fried, PhD

Naomi Fried, PhD

Founder and CEO, Health Innovation Strategies

Naomi Fried is a thought leader in healthcare innovation and digital health. She was Biogen’s first VP of Innovation, Medical Information, and External Partnerships. She led five functions catalyzing innovation to support patients and healthcare professionals. She developed the strategy for and led the “innovation beyond the molecule” program to deliver non-pharmacological value to patients and providers.

Previously, Naomi was Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) first Chief Innovation Officer. She built and led the Innovation Acceleration Program, which focused on enhancing the innovation culture, improving care quality, and assisting the hospital in shaping the future of health care. The Innovation Acceleration program supported strategic innovation initiatives, resourced grass roots innovation, and identified unmet innovation opportunities. Naomi oversaw the creation and administration of the Innovestment seed grant program which supported 37 projects and the FastTrack Innovation (FIT) in Technology Program which developed 9 novel clinical software solutions and mobile apps. She also initiated and led the development of BCH’s telehealth strategy. Prior to BCH, she was the VP of Innovation and Advanced Technology at Kaiser Permanente (KP) where she led an effort to identify and assess new and emerging health care technology; chaired the board of its internal Innovation Fund for Technology; formed KP’s Telehealth Working Group; was involved in the start-up and governance of KP’s Innovation lab, the Sidney R. Garfield Center for Health Care Innovation; and was Managing Director of the Archimedes Project. Naomi received her Ph.D. in Materials Science from MIT and her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

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