Charles R. Denham, MD
Dr. Denham's business development career, spanning 30 years, has resulted in numerous product and process innovations. He has taught innovation adoption, technology transfer, and commercialization in both academia and industry. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Patient Safety from 2011 to 2014 and is a co-founder of the Global Patient Safety Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, a convener of global healthcare leaders. He has formerly served as an adjunct professor of health services engineering at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and as an instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was a senior fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.
He is the CEO of HCC Corporation, a business development accelerator. HCC has led, developed, or supported 400 product development teams in more than 50 product categories, including pharmaceuticals, devices, capital equipment, and health information technologies. Its mission is to save lives, save money, and create value in the communities and ventures it builds.
He is also Chairman of TMIT, a non-profit medical research organization driving adoption of healthcare performance improvement solutions. The TMIT National Research Test Bed serves through programs such as the High Performer Webinar Series. The mission is identical to that of HCC's. It is served by more than 500 clinical and administrative subject matter experts from a number of disciplines. TMIT produced the 2010 award-winning documentary, Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm and Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board, both seen on the Discovery Channel.