The New York Times: The Hospital Gown Gets a Modest Makeover

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MedStar Montgomery Medical Center will soon start piloting a “reimagined” hospital gown—The Patient Gown by Care+Wear x Parsons—while possibilities for its broader use are evaluated by the MedStar system. The new gown design is intended to better support patient privacy and comfort while ensuring clinicians have necessary access to the body to provide care.

As MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) Director Dr. Mark Smith explains from the clinician perspective: “It gives you terrific access, and the patient feels safe and protected and comfortable.”

MedStar began working with Care+Wear through the #Patient2Consumer startup challenge it co-hosted with 1776 in July 2017, which attracted businesses advancing consumer-friendly healthcare innovations. Care+Wear is one of four winners participating in the MedStar Innovation Lab cohort, running from October 2017 through January 2018, which offers startup leaders regular access to MedStar and 1776 mentors among other resources and opportunities.

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