Just recently, the New York eHealth Collaborative and the New York City Investment Fund held an awesome information session for the New York Digital Health Accelerator at the chic digs of the TimesCenter in NYC. The Accelerator is a program for early — and growth — stage digital health companies that are developing cutting-edge technology products in the areas of care coordination, patient engagement, analytics and message alerts. The event was open to the public and provided thorough detailing of the accelerator, insights as to the types of solutions that participating providers hope to receive and – of course – some networking. If you missed this exciting event, you can check out the recorded stream. If you are interested in the program, access the application.
Twelve companies will be invited to participate in the nine-month program. A review committee — comprised of hospital leadership, technology experts, clinicians and investors — will select the companies. The committee will evaluate applicants on their product innovation in the four focus areas, the track record of their management team and their company life-cycle stage.
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Tagged: New York Digital Health Accelerator, New York eHealth Collaborative, Startups
May 21, 2012
We recently had the pleasure to sit down with Executive Director of the New York eHealth Collaborative Dave Whitlinger and President and CEO of the New York City Investment Fund Maria Gotsch to discuss the exciting New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA) program.
The accelerator, which launched this morning, is run by the NYeC in partnership with the NYCIF and the New York State Department of Health. The program will fund 12 early- and growth-stage digital health companies that are developing cutting edge technology products for healthcare providers.
Why the partnership?
The NYeC formed in 2006 to advance health care information technology (HIT) in New York state and to develop the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, or SHIN-NY, a technology platform that is connecting electronic health records across New York state. Maria notes that the Investment Fund was formed as a “private fund with a civic mission to create jobs in New York City.” The partnership is logical, as Dave indicates―the fund is committed to company and job growth and the Collaborative “needs the tools to best harness innovative talent and to create new workflows.” To Maria, the timing of the Accelerator is perfect: New York has “one of the most vibrant digital markets” and is increasingly becoming the epicenter for entrepreneurial success.
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Tagged: Health 2.0, New York eHealth Collaborative, NYDHA
Apr 26, 2012