Hiyam M. Nadel MBA, RN is the Director of the Center for Innovations in Care Delivery at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). As an intrapreneur, she is both a mentor and “incubator” of ideas for front-line caregivers conceiving an idea, for prototyping, and beyond. She is currently an inaugural Johnson and Johnson Innovation Fellow. Prior to accepting this position, Hiyam played an essential role in re-opening the MGH Obstetrics Department after a 40-year hiatus. Along with the re-opening of the Obstetrics division came the opportunity to implement a different nurse-care model and a “Medical Home” for Obstetrics. Hiyam has been instrumental in designing IT programs such as the “Ambulatory Patient Tracking System” and co-authored the design of the “OB EMR”, an electronic medical record, subsequently sold to Hewitt Packard. She was selected as Innovation Learning Network Changemaker, a distinction recognizing leaders who are trying to bring impactful change to their organization. The most recent award she has received is the 2020 Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare Award from the Commonwealth Institute for being an emerging and inspiring leader pioneering advances across health care.
She earned a nursing degree from Northeastern University, a clinical genetics certificate from Brandeis University, and an MBA from Babson College with a focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is the President-elect and founding member of the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders (SONSIEL). She joined Outcomes Rocket to host the SONSIEL Nursing focus of the podcast and to give leaders a unique avenue for thought leadership and recognition.