On Thursday at the Health Innovation Summit at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), Ochsner Health System announced the launch of an innovation accelerator called iO designed to support and partner with companies working to revolutionize patient-centered care, NOLA first reports. Through the accelerator, patient-centered care solutions for both patients and providers can be tested, validated, funded and launched.
The new accelerator will focus on developing entirely new ways for providers to manage patient conditions more effectively and efficiently and empower patients via big data analytics and emerging technology. Patients using these new digital health tools including their own social media networks will be able to take an active role in monitoring, maintaining and enhancing their own health.
National Innovation Challenge
The New-Orleans-based provider also announced the National Innovation Challenge, a three-year project in partnership with GE Healthcare and The Idea Village to drive innovative thinking in healthcare. The goal of the multi-year challenge is to improve health outcomes by addressing behavior management and chronic disease. The first year of the challenge will explore potential wearable solutions that could optimize the personalized patient experience.
For more information, visit http://www.innovationochsner.com/
Highlights from the press conference is shown in the video below: