Kirkland, Wash. – Today, EvergreenHealth, in partnership with Cambia Grove and Elevar, announced the finalists of the organizations’ Digital Health Pilot Program via Elevar Labs, which are designed to innovate and enhance the patient and provider dynamic from start to finish.
According to EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte, the organizations are eager to collaborate with digital health startups and pioneer new ways to accelerate patient-powered care.
“We are inspired by the innovative thinking all of the participating startups are currently developing within their own verticals and we look forward to solving some of our industry’s most pressing patient-engagement challenges together,” Malte said.
The finalists represent a range of health care startups selected out of nearly 100 companies from around the world. The program kicked off with Seattle’s first “Reverse Pitch Day,” which took place on July 28, 2015, at Cambia Grove, a local work space designed to foster and support startup health care technology companies.
At the event, EvergreenHealth executives discussed business challenges and “pitched” four problem statements to a group of startup companies, which were then further vetted through the “Enterprise Challenge” to refine and customize solutions for the health system.
The selected innovative health care startups are:
The purpose of EvergreenHealth’s Digital Health Pilot Program is two-fold, helping the health system better address its most challenging business problems through startup partnerships while supporting the digital health ecosystem by giving talented startups and entrepreneurs an opportunity to align products and solutions with the needs of enterprise.
“We were extremely impressed with the quality of digital health startups and cutting-edge innovations that applied to the program,” said Chris Edell, CEO of Elevar. “The Pacific Northwest demonstrates a very inspiring spirit of entrepreneurship, and we applaud EvergreenHealth and Cambia Grove’s invaluable contributions to the digital health entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
To learn more about this program, visit www.elevarco.com/lab/evergreenhealth.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly 850,000 residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 950 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 10 primary care practices, two urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland campus, Monroe campus and at a freestanding center in Redmond. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 72-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Virginia Mason, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated EvergreenHealth Partners network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.
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