Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2007

Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT)

by H. Kent Bowen and Courtney Purrington


Translating innovative ideas form the clinician to the patient remains a major problem in the field of medicine. Dr. John Parrish and colleagues created an organization (CIMIT) that brings the technical, financial, and administrative resources to these innovative clinicians and facilitates the development of the ideas so they eventually become medical practice. While successful on many dimensions, Parrish is faced with the dilemma of stable, long-term funding and an understanding of how to replicate CIMIT at other locations around the globe.

Keywords: Financing and Loans; Innovation and Invention; Technological Innovation; Resource Allocation; Alliances; Research and Development; Health Industry; Service Industry;


Bowen, H. Kent, and Courtney Purrington. "Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT)." Harvard Business School Case 608-036, November 2007.