Program Leader, Clinical Systems Innovation
Ms. Ford Carleton has extensive national and international experience teaching innovation methodology and leading technology innovation projects. She is a member of the Governance Board for the Innovation Learning Network, based at Kaiser Permanente, an Innovation Council member and Innovation Conference Co-Chair for the Harvard Center for Primary Care and coordinator of the CIMIT/Boston Simulation Consortium. She served as faculty for the Innovation Workshop and the RN Residency Program in Geriatrics and Palliative Care for the Center for Innovation in Care Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and as a consultant to the Partners Center for Connected Health. Technology innovation projects for which she was program manager include the development of a physiologic monitoring patient surveillance safety net, the “Guardian Aingeal” for traditionally unmonitored hospitalized patients, in collaboration with Intelesens, and for the “Acuity Flexible Monitoring System” for general care marketed internationally by Protocol/Welch-Allyn. She is director of the Education Core for the NIH Point-of-Care Technology Research Center in Primary Care. In addition to her international work with A*STAR and the Eastern Health Alliance, she has consulted for the P.D. Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai, India.
Prior to joining CIMIT, Ms. Ford Carleton was Associate Director for Research Management at Partners HealthCare, Bedside Technology Specialist in the Bioengineering Department at MGH, and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in critical care at MGH and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She holds graduate degrees in cardiovascular nursing from University of Michigan and in Palliative Care from University of London, as well as a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.