Emory Healthcare and Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, today announced the upcoming launch of The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub powered by Sharecare. Set to launch on September 1, 2018, the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub will connect Emory Healthcare with an innovation ecosystem where unmet user needs will be identified, and solutions – all focused on putting the patient at the center of care delivery – will be developed, tested and implemented.
By combining the collective power of Sharecare and its industry-leading platform with the academic and clinical expertise of Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center and the assets of strategic partners across all sectors of healthcare, the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub will seek solutions that minimize cost burdens for both patients and the healthcare system while improving clinical outcomes.
As part of the strategic collaboration, Emory Healthcare becomes the lead research partner of Sharecare and joins the Sharecare Movement, the initiative launched by Sharecare and the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club in August 2017 to make Atlanta and Georgia among the healthiest places to live in the United States. Emory has partnered with Innovation Hub Enterprises (IHE), a full-service research, design and innovation strategy firm, to oversee the direction and operation of the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub. IHE, in partnership with Emory Healthcare, is also raising a venture fund dedicated to investing in the development and acceleration of early-stage, consumer-centric healthcare technologies and care models.