CHIME Innovation’s InnoCast to Showcase Successful Startup-Provider Partnerships

ANN ARBOR, MI, June 22, 2020 – It’s one thing to have a creative solution that in theory solves a gnawing problem in healthcare and another to have a real-world customer who can vouch for that innovation’s value. This month the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) will kick off InnoCast, a new program that highlights partnerships between startups and healthcare organizations that have worked together to solve real problems in healthcare.
“Innovation in a vacuum is rarely, if ever, a success,” said Jonathan Fritz, JD, CHIME’s chief innovation officer. “Healthcare is especially challenging, with regulatory, patient safety and other issues that need to be addressed. Having a strong partnership that allows an entrepreneur and a digital healthcare executive to test, iterate and retest a solution in a real-world healthcare setting helps to quickly work out any problems and ensure the solution truly delivers customer value.”
CHIME Innovation will host InnoCast, which will hold its first session at 10 a.m. ET June 24. The session will highlight a partnership between UT Health Austin and Sentinel Healthcare focusing on contact tracing and home monitoring. Speakers include:
  • Aaron Miri, CIO at UT Health Austin
  • Liz Jacobs, MD, associate chair of research in the Department of Medicine at Dell Medical School
  • Nirav Shah, MD, CEO and founder of Sentinel Healthcare
Registration is free and open to the public. The session will be followed by a Q&A for members of CHIME, CHIME International and any CHIME associations. The members-only Q&A will include Darlene Bhavnani, Ph.D., UT Health Austin’s infectious disease epidemiologist and global health specialist, and Harris Health CIO David Chou as moderator.
To register, go here. For more information about InnoCast, go here. Startup executives who would like to share their story of a successful partnership with a provider are welcome to contact Fritz at [email protected].
Editor’s note: The media are welcome to attend the June 24 session. No special registration is required.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 3,200 members in 56 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
Candace Stuart
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME

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