CHLA Innovation Studio

The CHLA Innovation Studio focuses on incubating and accelerating processes and technologies that solve complex problems in pediatric health care and transform the patient experience.

The studio’s core pillars: care model innovation, technology advancement, idea incubation and digital health equity.

We are problem solvers who use human-centered design to identify pain points within pediatric health care delivery. We then leverage innovative technology and core models to build, test and deploy solutions.


Who We Are

We are problem solvers who use human-centered design to identify pain points within pediatric health care delivery. We then leverage innovative technology and core models to build, test and deploy solutions.

Care Model Innovation

We design innovative patient and family-centric care models that ensure all children in Los Angeles can access high-quality pediatric care.

Technology Advancement

We bring together technologies and technologists at the forefront of innovation to address challenges in the pediatric health care delivery ecosystem and to meet evolving challenges and needs.

Idea Incubation

We support innovators at CHLA by evaluating their ideas for feasibility, desirability and viability, and then incubating select ideas into usable prototypes.


Design Thinking for Pediatric Care


Digital Health Lab

The Innovation Studio’s Digital Health Lab accelerates the development and incubation of innovative digital health technologies in pediatric medicine through:

  • Digital Therapeutics - Enhancing physical therapy, speech therapy, behavioral health, chronic pain and other therapeutic care delivery models
  • Clinical Education and Simulation - Improving access to and the effectiveness of clinical education and training of our providers and staff
  • Patient and Provider Experience - Reimagining the patient, family and provider experience through digital technology

Connected Care

Through the Connected Care program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, we are using technology to improve access to the best pediatric, including through telehealth appointments and online second opinions. Learn more.

The West Coast Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics

Complementing the Innovation Studio’s work is the West Coast Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP). Established in 2011 by USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CTIP supports the development and commercialization of medical devices and technology specifically for vulnerable pediatric populations.

KidsX.Health

The CHLA Innovation Studio founded and is the administrative center for KidsX.Health, an international consortium of pediatric hospitals focused on improving digital health innovation through collaboration. KidsX.Health runs an annual accelerator in Glendale, California, pairing top digital health startups with leading pediatric hospitals.

Mental Well-being for Teens

Through strategic partnerships, we aim to create equitable access to screenings, interventions and services that are scalable and culturally relevant to improve teens’ mental and emotional health in Los Angeles.

Patient-Centered Diabetes Care

For patients with diabetes and their families, we are using human-centered design to improve their overall care experience, patient-provider communication, self-efficacy, health literacy and data and device integration.