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MedCity News

How are nurses integrating new technology?

By STEPHANIE BAUM From left: Linda Lockwood of AVIA moderated a panel that included Anna Young of MakerHealth, Ellen Kuhnert of Rightsourcing, and Joe Novello of NurseGrid. The perspective of nurses regarding new technology integration from pain points to ways it can succeed were the focus of a panel discussion at the MedCity ENGAGE conference in […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Health care could be just an app away: seeing technology as a disruptor of traditional systems

October 11, 2017  | KRIS B. MAMULA Three years ago, family doctor Stephen Ritz came up with a way to try to upend the medical system by making it easier to contact health care professionals while lowering costs. The result was MyHouseCall, which is a way to summon a doctor or other health care provider through a smartphone […]

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Home Health Technology News

Digital health innovation a priority but barriers remain, survey reports

OCTOBER 10, 2017 by KATHY DION CHICAGO – A majority of health care leaders believe digital innovation is an important part of their long-term strategy and competitive differentiation, according to a survey by the American Hospital Association and AVIA Health Innovation Network. More than 300 health system CEOs, executives and other innovation leaders participated in the survey […]

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H&HN

Hospitals Look Forward to Digital Innovation

New survey from the AHA and AVIA looks at hospitals’ plans to move forward digitally

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Modern Healthcare

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Last year, Modern Healthcare launched the Transformation Hub to providing industry leaders with news, events and data that advance higher-quality, lower-cost and patient-centered care. This section of our website was developed in partnership with AVIA, a network of hospitals focused on innovation and finding startup partners.

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Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

75% of healthcare organizations cite digital innovation as part of long-term strategy: 6 things to know

The majority of hospital executives (75 percent) say they are investing in digital innovations as part of their organization’s long-term strategy and to differentiate them competitively, according to a recent survey.

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Health IT Analytics

Big Data, Health IT Innovation for Hospitals Risks Stagnation

Hospitals and health systems looking to foster big data and health IT innovation are running up against some familiar organizational challenges.

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Healthcare Dive

Survey: Hospital CEOs say competitiveness tied to digital innovation

Three out of four healthcare leaders believe digital innovation is tied to their long-term strategy and competitiveness, according to a new survey by the American Hospital Association and AVIA.

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FierceHealthcare

Hospital leaders see promise of digital innovation but struggle to overcome financial and operational barriers

The majority of hospital executives believe digital innovation is critical to their facility’s long-term success, but many are stifled by a lack of capital funding to invest in new technologies and an under-resourced IT department to support integration.

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Healthcare Informatics

Survey: Hospital CEOs See Digital Innovation as Critical, But Significant Roadblocks Remain

More than 75 percent of C-level executive healthcare leaders believe that digital innovation is important to an organization’s long-term strategy, but more than half acknowledge that they are holding off on innovation due to lack of capital and fear of creating unintended operational burdens.

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Healthcare IT News

Here’s where hospitals are investing in innovation today

AHA says nearly three-quarters of large healthcare organizations have either built an innovation center or have plans to do so soon.

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MedCity News

These are the top 5 digital innovation priorities for hospitals

Healthcare organizations are looking for breakthrough ideas, particularly when it comes to digital technologies, but it’s not all easy.

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Healthcare Risk Management Review

New report reveals digital innovation within health systems

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and AVIA have released a report summarizing the results of a first-of-its kind survey on the state of digital innovation within hospitals and health systems.

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CBS19 News

UVA Health joins national network to build digital health care solutions

By News Staff | September 7, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — The University of Virginia Health System has joined a national network of health systems to address health care challenges through digital solutions. According to a release, UVA will work with AVIA to evaluate, select and scale digital solutions to improve patient care, promote wellness and improve access […]

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GeekWire

To innovate healthcare fund a solution to the problem, not the vendor

By Aaron Martin & Sara Vaezy | September 3, 2017 In our last piece we talked about the role of digital as powering a transformational strategy by always starting with a clearly articulated and well-quantified problem or opportunity area, then putting that problem through a digital problem solving cascade. In short, make sure you understand […]

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NEJM Catalyst

Opportunities for Private-Sector Entrepreneurship in Health Care Transformation

By Hoangmai Pham, MD, MPH & Mark McClellan, MD, PhD | August 10, 2017 Regardless of what happens next in replacing coverage provisions in the Affordable Care Act, certain structural realities will continue to demand reform: unsustainable fiscal trends, rising out-of-pocket costs and levels of medical debt, suboptimal clinical outcomes, and patients and caregivers who often do not feel […]

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Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock

National Innovator AVIA Comes To Town

Chicago-based healthcare innovator AVIA has planted a flag in Nashville and tapped former Navihealth exec Joel Hasenwinkel to lead its efforts.

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Wall Street Journal

How Apps Can Help Manage Chronic Diseases

Hospitals and doctors have identified digital tools that can assist patients in dealing with ailments such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disease. The early results are promising. By Laura Landro | June 25, 2017 Technology is offering a new fix for one of the most confounding health-care challenges: getting patients with chronic disease to […]

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Modern Healthcare

Health systems’ payment model experimentation opens the door for startups

By Lisa Ward  | June 10, 2017 Health systems willing to experiment with new payment models has created an unprecedented opportunity for startup companies. But first their technologies must get to and through the pilot phase. That test period allows innovators to develop a sophisticated understanding of how their technology works in a clinical setting. […]

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Modern Healthcare

Andy Slavitt speaks out on ACA repeal and replace plans

By Mara Lee  | June 3, 2017 Andy Slavitt knows a thing or two about saving a sinking ship. In October 2013, Slavitt, then an executive at UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division, was asked by the Obama administration to help rescue the faltering HealthCare.gov. As principal deputy administrator and then acting administrator at the CMS, Slavitt was unusually direct. Since […]

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Modern Healthcare

State Medicaid directors expect little change under Trump

By Virgil Dickson  | May 23, 2017 Despite promises from the Trump administration to restructure Medicaid and reduce its funding by hundreds of billions of dollars, state Medicaid directors say it’s unlikely there will be major changes to the program. On Monday, the Trump administration released a budget proposal that projected cutting Medicaid spending by at least $600 […]

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Modern Healthcare

Q&A with Michael Dandorph, president of the new Rush system

By Modern Healthcare  | May 20, 2017 In Chicago’s uber-competitive healthcare landscape, academic medical centers have been forging new alliances at a staggering rate, especially as they eye growth in the surrounding suburbs. In March, Rush University Medical Center, situated in Chicago’s predominately low-income near West Side, and suburban Rush-Copley Medical Center formalized a 30-year affiliation […]

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Health Data Management

Former CMS leader Slavitt joins AVIA in senior advisor role

Andy Slavitt, former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is joining AVIA, which runs a network that brings healthcare organizations together to solve common challenges through use of information technologies.

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Healthcare IT News

Slavitt takes on senior advisor role with healthcare innovation network AVIA

The announcement comes about two months after the former CMS acting administrator took on an advisory role with Bipartisan Policy Center. By Beth Jones Sanborn May 11, 2017 – Former Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Andy Slavitt has joined healthcare innovation network AVIA as a senior advisor, the company announced.”One of the […]

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MedCity News

Andy Slavitt joins healthcare innovation network AVIA as adviser to transform patient care

Andy Slavitt has a new gig as a senior adviser to AVIA Innovator Network, a Chicago-based health innovation network that works with health systems to help them derisk and curate digital health technology to improve patient care.

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Healthcare Informatics

Andy Slavitt Takes Job as Senior Advisor at AVIA

Andy Slavitt, former CMS Administrator, has been named as a senior advisor at Chicago-based AVIA, a network that aims to help health systems seeking to innovate and transform.

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Crain's Chicago Business

Former Medicare, Medicaid chief joins Chicago startup AVIA

Andy Slavitt, former CMS Administrator, has been named as a senior advisor at Chicago-based AVIA, a network that aims to help health systems seeking to innovate and transform.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago company hires Andy Slavitt, former Obama health care official

A Chicago health care company has hired Andy Slavitt, a former top government health care official who oversaw Medicare and Medicaid under President Barack Obama and was instrumental in helping to build Obamacare. AVIA announced Wednesday that Slavitt would act as a senior adviser to the company, which works to help hospital systems find digital ways to improve their operations, clinical work and finances.

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Becker’s Hospital Review

Andy Slavitt: Hospital CEOs must leave the sidelines, join conversation on health reform

After two years as CMS Acting Administrator, Andy Slavitt plans to spend his newfound time helping collaboration between lawmakers on the Hill and healthcare providers in the private sector. Since leaving CMS in January, Mr. Slavitt has signed on at AVIA, a Chicago-based network of health systems using digital technology to drive innovation, and as a senior policy advisor at Bipartisan Policy Center, a nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Becker’s caught up with Mr. Slavitt to discuss how his experience at CMS is driving his post-administration plans and his views on healthcare policy under the Trump administration.

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Healthcare Innovation News

Healthcare Innovation News – March 2017 Issue

Healthcare Innovation News profiled Linda Finkel, President of AVIA, to learn about creating a culture of innovation and scaling digital solutions to accelerate transformation efforts.

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Modern Healthcare

Startups learn from hospital investors

By Dave Barkholz  | March 11, 2017 Carm Huntress says he’s happy for the tens of thousands of dollars that UCHealth has invested in his startup software company, which offers physicians point-of-care prescribing guidance. But beyond financing growth, the Colorado-based system’s partnership has provided RxRevu developers with invaluable feedback from the frontline emergency room physicians who use the […]

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

Midsize hospital systems taking the VC plunge

By Dave Barkholz  | March 4, 2017 Spectrum Health wants to help shape healthcare delivery of the future, not react to it. The 12-hospital health system based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has just created a $100 million venture capital fund to invest in personalized medicine, information technology, population health management and other emerging technologies. It’s looking for companies […]

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Modern Healthcare

The two-minute virtual doctor visit

By Shelby Livingston  | March 4, 2017 Virtual care has cemented itself as a mainstay of the American healthcare system. More patients want remote access to care. More physicians want to provide convenience. And most major insurers are now paying for it. The technology is responding. High-quality smartphone cameras, faster internet connections and connected medical devices let providers […]

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

Diagnosing and treating a patient in two minutes flat

By Shelby Livingston  | February 25, 2017 Virtual healthcare is having a moment. More patients are demanding electronic access to care. Physicians are looking for new ways to provide convenience. And most major insurers are now paying for it. The technology is rapidly evolving, too. High-quality smartphone cameras, faster internet connections and connected medical devices are giving telehealth […]

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

Hospital funds boost startups with more than money

By Dave Barkholz  | February 25, 2017 Carm Huntress, CEO of RxREVU, says he’s happy for the tens of thousands of dollars that the UCHealth has invested in his start-up software company, which offers physicians point-of-care prescribing guidance. But beyond financing growth, UCHealth’s partnership with RxREVU has elevated the company’s credibility among customers and potential customers and provided […]

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

If you like the technology, invest in the firm

By Steven Ross Johnson  | January 21, 2017 Over the past year, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center forged partnerships or made investments with more than a dozen startup firms offering technological solutions that expand patient access to healthcare. While most focus on expanding primary care options, often using different types of telehealth, a few have explored online […]

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

For hospitals: Don’t get lost on your way to better wayfinding

By Meeri Kim  | January 21, 2017 Three years ago, administrators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medicine decided to tackle the issue of patients and visitors getting lost on its immense campus. They started a wayfinding task force to look for solutions that could reduce missed or late appointments, boost patient satisfaction, and […]

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

How one firm can offer directions to every patient or visitor

BY Meeri Kim  | January 14, 2017 The co-owners of architectural signage company GDS Inc., Mark Green and Joe Motta, had accumulated decades of experience in hospital wayfinding. Since its founding in 1996, their company has provided wayfinding solutions and environmental graphic design concepts to hundreds of clients in the healthcare space. Throughout their careers, they […]

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Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

Sutter Health’s approach to innovation and physician burnout

Digital health has arrived and health systems find themselves on a new playing field. AVIA network member Sutter Health has stepped up to the plate by creating a rigorous process for translating innovation into clinical practice called “4-REAL.” Their leaders recently put the model to the test by taking on the issue of physician burnout. They took a big swing and hit a home run. Read more to discover their winning strategy.

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Xconomy

Panel: Healthcare Innovation Has Lagged, But Future Could Be Bright

Highlights from WTN Media’s annual Disruptive Healthcare Conference where AVIA’s Dr. P. Nelson Le spoke about evaluating, selecting, and implementing innovation.

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MedCity News

Where some health systems are betting big on digital

Digital transformation requires bold actions, including changes to decision-making processes, financial models, clinical workflows, patient relationships, and measures of success. AVIA leads a network of provider organizations undergoing this transformation, from small and nimble community hospitals, to leading academic medical centers, to large health systems. They are working together to solve pressing challenges with digital solutions, and while they vary in size, they are united in action. And they are betting big on digital in three key areas to deliver outsized impact and shape the healthcare narrative.

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

Transformation Hub: Top 4 Criteria for Evaluating a Digital Rounding Solution

Patient experience has emerged as an important quality measure for healthcare organizations to track. Digital rounding solutions offer the opportunity to track patient satisfaction in real time and engage with patients more effectively across the enterprise – but where to start? Find out which four criteria matter most when evaluating your options.

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

How one innovator firm learned from its mistakes

By Lisa Ward  | November 26, 2016 Health systems’ willingness to experiment with new payment models has created an unprecedented opportunity for start-up companies. But first their technologies must get to and through the pilot phase. The pilot allows innovators to develop a sophisticated understanding of how their technology works in a clinical setting. Otherwise, innovators might […]

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Built In Chicago

Do happy employees make for happy customers? AVIA’s founder thinks so

For a founder looking to build an impactful organization, hiring the right people is a great start. But once those people are in the door, establishing a culture that motivates them to do their best work is just as important — and possibly even harder.

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

Editorial: The coming transformation

By Merrill Goozner  | September 10, 2016 No matter what the outcome of the election or its impact on the Affordable Care Act, there’s one thing neither party disputes. The national imperative to promote systematic change of the healthcare delivery system, the focus of half that legislation, will remain intact. That means the shift from volume to value […]

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

Real-time monitoring key to boosting patient satisfaction

By Meeri Kim  | September 2, 2016 In 2001 the Institute of Medicine reported on the need to close the gaping “quality chasm” in U.S. healthcare. The report stressed the importance of delivering patient-centered care. Over the intervening decade-and-a-half, studies have repeatedly shown that a positive patient perception of their experience inside the healthcare system is closely […]

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

Numerous solutions for patient monitoring, but which works best?

By Meeri Kim  | September 2, 2016 The problem seemed simple enough to solve. To improve the patient satisfaction scores that impact Medicare reimbursement, some hospitals decided they needed immediate feedback on patient complaints. Only then could physicians and nurses on the hospital floor address problems as soon as they arose. Real-time monitoring of patient satisfaction would […]

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Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

How CipherHealth built a best-in-class patient-rounding tool

By Meeri Kim  | September 2, 2016 Sometimes an entrepreneur sets out to solve one problem, but winds up with the winning solution for another. That’s what happened to Alexander Hejnosz, who launched CipherHealth in 2009 along with co-founders Randy Cheung and Zach Silverzweig. Their initial goal was to build a “big data” company focused on preventing hospital […]

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Crain's Chicago Business

AVIA lands $7.2 million investment

AVIA, a Chicago-based consulting firm that helps hospitals focus on innovation and find startup partners, has raised more money and signed up more members.

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Modern Healthcare

Best Places to Work in Healthcare – 2016

AVIA has been named as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016.

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Crain's Chicago Business

Peoria’s OSF hospitals launch $75 million VC fund

A hospital run by a small group of nuns in Peoria probably isn’t the first place you’d look for the cutting edge. But OSF Healthcare, which runs 11 hospitals across the state, is one of a few dozen hospitals nationwide directly investing in startups.

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Healthcare Innovation News

Healthcare Innovation News – March 2016 Issue

Hear why AVIA focused on providers in an effort to transform the healthcare system in the latest issue of Healthcare Innovation News.

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HX360

How to Overcome Healthcare Innovation Obstacles

A great deal of energy and discourse surround the topic of innovation in healthcare, and it’s clear that changing the healthcare delivery model will be difficult and time consuming. With risk-aversion, prior investments and a misaligned payment system standing in the way, how can we bring about true transformation? This complimentary HX360 Innovation Insights whitepaper explores these challenges and what we can do to overcome them. Download the whitepaper and start transforming today.

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MedCity News

The Healthcare Accelerator Tour: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective

Accelerators have been nurturing young companies since startups became as hip as garage bands. (This was 2005ish… about the same time I was in my garage tuning my guitar.) Founders consume the wisdom of elders in a sleepless boot camp designed to spin up incredible value quickly. For the startup, the ticket to ride is somewhere around 6 percent of their seedling company in exchange for $20K and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the three-month program, usually concluding with a rockstar-like demo day event.

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Jump Trading

Investing In Our Future For You

Inspirational quotes line the walls of Jump, but there’s one that sticks out to me as OSF HealthCare makes innovation a core component of its business model: “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” Those words were uttered by Albert Einstein. They are words I hope resonate throughout the Ministry as we come up with ways to make health care more efficient and less costly.

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Hospitals & Health Networks  

Investing in Innovation to Disrupt Health Care’s Status Quo

Health systems are putting money behind start-up companies to solve some of health care’s biggest problems.

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Forbes

Fighting Bad Guys With Health System Consolidation

The Power Rangers and Transformers have been staples on “children’s” television and in toy stores for a number of years.

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Forbes.com

Health Care’s Current “Productivity Paradox”

There has been a great deal of wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth about the lack of generalized improvements in health care delivery as we approach the beginning of the end of initial electronic health record (EHR) adoption.

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Forbes.com

How Industry Can Manufacture The New Public Health

Healthcare is frequently described as an “art and craft,” while simultaneously as a technical and scientific endeavor, and providers of care have been comfortable with this paradox up to now…

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The Economist

Bedside Manners

Small data from patients at home will mean big cost savings

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Chicago Tribune

George W. Bush, innovation focus coming to town for health conference

Former president George W. Bush will headline a healthcare IT conference expected to bring 38,000 people to McCormick Place this week.

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Forbes.com

Health Care’s New Social and Structural Transformation

In 334 B.C., Alexander the Great, having triumphed in Macedonia and Greece, visited Troy en route to his Asian campaign. Although we know he visited the tomb of Achilles (whom he had admired, like no other, since reading Homer as a child)…

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Medill Reports - Chicago

Chicago start-ups embrace digital health

2014 proved to be a stellar year for digital health. According to data from Startup Health, a New York based digital health accelerator, $6.5 billion was invested into the digital health sector in 2014, up 124 percent from 2013.

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MedTech Boston

Connecting the Dots with Matter’s Steven Collens

Steven Collens’ days are full of conversations with entrepreneurs who are dreaming big, hoping to take advantage of our healthcare system’s current state up upheaval by presenting innovative solutions.

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Forbes.com

What Healthcare And Airlines Have In Common

Health care providers have learned several lessons from the airline industry such as crew resource management, and checklists. That being said, one area in which we do not often seek guidance from those who fly the friendly skies is customer satisfaction. Why not?

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Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation

Innovation as Radical Common Sense

What is innovation? There are many answers to that question, not all of them helpful. It’s more than a new idea, process or tool. It’s more than improvement, more than being creative, and more than commercialization.

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Forbes.com

Embracing Less To Get More In Health Care

Shakespeare’s play Henry VI chronicles the turbulent events leading up to the fall of the House of Lancaster in the latter stages of the War of the Roses in England. The hand of time …

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The Mack Institute

Matching Entrepreneurs with Markets to Cure Health Care’s Woes

By some measures, the U.S. health care industry has the most expensive yet least effective system compared to other industrialized nations. While providers struggle to control costs while providing quality care, they face an innovation problem common to any distressed industry: With resources stretched to the breaking point, who has the means to evaluate — let alone select and implement — the novel solutions so desperately needed?

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Health IT Outcomes

HX360 Innovation Challenge To Debut At HIMSS15

A new feature at HIMSS this year – the HX360 Innovation Challenge – will feature several rounds of competition which will come to a head when four finalists present their innovative ideas before a panel of judges.

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MATTERChicago

Healthtech Incubator MATTER Announces $4.4 Million in Private Funding

Matter, a healthtech-focused startup incubator set to open early next year in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, announced Wednesday $4.4 million in private funding…

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Healthcare Informatics

Health Systems Join Innovation Cohorts

As healthcare systems seek to become more nimble and figure out how to work with earlier-stage startups, several have joined “innovation cohorts” set up by AVIA, a Chicago-based healthcare accelerator with an impressive client list…

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MedCityNews.com

HIMSS, AVIA Role Out New Platform to Promote ‘Next Generation’ Technologies

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and AVIA have co-developed what they describe as a new platform to promote the adoption and use of “next generation” technologies among healthcare providers…

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Crain's Chicago Business

AVIA Lands $6 Million, Hires Former Accretive Exec

AVIA, a startup that helps hospitals find the next big things in health innovation, has lined up new funding, new customers and a new president…

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forbes.com

Delivering Health Care By Drone

We may very well stand at one of those decisive turning points in history that separate whole eras from each other. For contemporaries entangled, as we are, in the inexorable demands of daily life, the dividing lines between eras may be hardly…

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bluesky.chicagotribune.com

A chief strategy officer’s view on risk appetite in health care

With health care systems undergoing sweeping change, providers have struggled to keep up with the influx of technology innovations on their own. Enter Avia, launched out of Chicago-based incubator Abundant Venture Partners. Avia works with its network of hospitals and health systems to find, pilot and scale early stage technologies…

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hhnmag.com

The Innovation Imperative

Health care delivery has to innovate on a massive scale for higher performance. If you are an optimist, as I am, you see growth in health care costs moderating, coverage expanding, and important progress being made on patient safety and quality. But even optimists cannot be complacent. We are just scratching the surface of what must be done to transform the health care delivery system…

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forbes.com

U.S. Medical Nationalism: The Measles of Mankind

The concept and practice of nationalism will likely run its course in a few hundred years, as the world objectively becomes more of the “global village” envisioned in the late 1960’s by the technology intellectual Marshal McLuhan. Although national pride can be a powerful galvanizing force, the associated impediments to information, wealth and cultural sharing are difficult to rationalize, and the lessons of Nuremberg and the Balkans illustrate the carnage associated with its illogical extremes. I believe that we are currently suffering (literally) in the U.S. from a form of “medical nationalism” – whereby we are resistant to incorporate ideas, or lessons learned, from other countries…

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forbes.com

American Healthcare: The Emperor Is Naked

The overwhelming majority of healthcare providers and administrators I know are working hard to relieve suffering, and extend meaningful life. That being said, I am going to let you in on a big secret: The American delivery structure, where these caring individuals work, is not what you think it is…

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forbes.com

Health Care Needs Reformation, Not Reform

An edifice in the distance diverted my gaze – it towered dark and massive above the modest homes surrounding it. Smoke bellowed from a chimney and the dim winter light reflected off of the massive, ornate windows. As I drew closer, I recognized the traditional symbol and knew it for what it was…

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forbes.com

Changing Health Care is Hard

It seems as if a large number of health care leaders have developed a new form of “Executive Tourette’s Syndrome,” whereby they have lost the ability to control the utterance of the word “Innovation”…

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himss.org

Cost Reduction for Innovation Initiatives Ranks as Top Priority for Healthcare Providers

Going beyond implementation of the electronic health record, healthcare providers increasingly look to innovation in order to reduce costs, improve patient care and increase patient safety. To learn more about how hospitals and health systems plan for, resource, and execute on their innovation agendas, HIMSS and AVIA launched…

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modernhealthcare.com

Providers Net Uneven Results from ACO Experiment

The first results for Medicare’s biggest accountable care experiment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act underscores the uneven progress so far by hospitals and doctors trying to curb healthcare costs by coordinating treatment and reducing unnecessary care…

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histalk2.com

Health IT from the CIO’s Chair

Two CIOs before me have written regularly for HIStalk. I’m honored to follow or join in their footsteps. I hope I can be a tenth as insightful as John Glaser was under his regular/irregular column of the past…

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Forbes.com

I Left My Non-Profit Heart in San Francisco

As I sat in a café last week waiting for someone to join me so I could have my tenth meeting of the day at the 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, I looked through the large plate glass window at the passers-by on the sidewalk outside. It seemed as if some huge, dark blue and grey-suited army of executives…

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Crain's Chicago Business

How AVIA Hopes to Save Hospitals Lots of Money

Most people try to avoid getting caught in the middle. Not Eric Langshur. He can’t wait to get between big hospitals and startups that are trying to reinvent health care…

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Modern Healthcare

AVIA’s Fred Brown Inducted into Modern Healthcare’s Hall of Fame

Modern Healthcare is pleased to announce that Fred L. Brown, John R. Griffith and Yoshi Honkawa have been chosen as the latest inductees for the Health Care Hall of Fame…

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chicagotribune.com

AVIA's Lyle Berkowitz Discusses Ways to Keep Doctor's Minds on High-Level Thinking

Dr. Lyle Berkowitz thinks he has a prescription for making doctors more efficient, productive and happy. A Chicago-based primary-care physician, he is associate chief medical officer of innovation for Northwestern Medicine and medical director of IT and innovation for Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group in Chicago…

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MedCity News

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A new healthcare accelerator that will focus solely on connecting promising early stage companies with health systems has struck a partnership with HIMSS, has started scouting companies and will announce its first hospital partner in the coming months.

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