Eds & Meds NYC 2020
PILOT Health Tech NYC is an initiative launched by the Bloomberg Administration, City of New York, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). In a strategic review of the life sciences and healthcare sectors in New York City called Eds & Meds NYC 2020, the NYCEDC identified a portfolio of initiatives to support companies and entrepreneurs across the value chain, addressing unmet needs identified by senior stakeholders in both the healthcare and life sciences communities, including opportunities for collaboration, funding, and human capital development.
NYCEDC conducted extensive conversations with healthcare providers, senior academic stakeholders, investors and entrepreneurs in NYC and beyond. According to stakeholders, there was consensus that the City can play a more active role in championing an entrepreneurial culture among NYC's health tech communities and encouraging healthcare technologies to leverage NYC's strong clinical care, payor, and technology community.
PILOT Health Tech NYC was borne of out these efforts and is one of two initiatives aimed at addressing key needs in the healthcare technology sector. The second initiative, Innovate Health Tech NYC, is an open competition to find the best new technologies by NYC-based health technologists at the pre-commercialization stage that address urgent healthcare needs.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.
Health 2.0 is a healthcare technology conference, media and innovation consulting company, which manages one of the broadest and most diverse health care innovation networks in the U.S. today. Health 2.0's Developer Challenge is a platform supporting a series of innovation competitions in which developers, designers, and entrepreneurs can work together with sponsoring organizations to tackle important health system problems. Health 2.0 is working with NYCEDC to overall manage the PILOT Health Tech NYC program to support healthcare innovation in New York City.
StartUp Health is a national academy for health and wellness entrepreneurship and represents a new model for helping innovation succeed in the health sector. Part community, part academy, StartUp Health provides "Healthcare Transformers" with a structured three-year curriculum and peer networks designed to help navigate the unique challenges of building a transformative growth business in health care. The StartUp Health Network is a collaborative online platform meant for entrepreneurs and key stakeholders of the digital health ecosystem to package their business, discover and communicate with one another.
Blueprint Health is a New York City-based accelerator program that supports entrepreneurs who are building innovative companies at the intersection of health and technology. Blueprint Heath's three-month intensive program provides seed capital, office space, and most critically, access to a broad range of mentors with deep healthcare, start-up and technology experience. Blueprint Health is directly responsible for the "matchmaking" component of PILOT Health Tech NYC - fostering successful relationships between 'Hosts' and 'Innovators' that lead to successful pilots with defined milestones that align with the NYC's economic development initiatives.
About The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC):
NYeC is a not-for-profit organization, working to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information technology (health IT). Founded in 2006 by healthcare leaders, NYeC receives funding from state and federal grants to serve as the focal point for health IT in the State of New York. NYeC works to develop policies and standards, to assist healthcare providers in making the shift to electronic health records, and to coordinate the creation of a network to connect healthcare providers statewide. The goal of NYeC is that no patient, wherever they may need treatment within the State of New York, is ever without fast, secure, accurate, and accessible information. For more information about NYeC, visit www.nyehealth.org @NYeHealth on Twitter.
About the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY)
The SHIN-NY (pronounced "shiny") is coordinated by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) and functions similarly to a public utility, making electronic health records secure and accessible to healthcare providers statewide while improving patient care and lowering costs. SHIN-NY is a network of information transmitted between users. Like the Internet, as more users connect, it grows, evolves, and becomes more secure, efficient, and easy to use. As an increasing number of private practices, nursing homes, clinics and hospitals begin to digitize their records, they have the option to connect to information hubs in their region of the state. These Regional Health Information Organizations collect health record data from the healthcare providers in their area and, with patient consent, allow this information to be shared securely with other providers in the region. The SHIN-NY will connect these regional hubs to create a private and secure network spanning the entire State of New York. To see a video about how the SHIN-NY is transforming health information exchange in New York State visit http://nyehealth.org/what-we-do/statewide-network/.
The Application Programming Interface (API) will allow developers to build new healthcare technology applications on top of the SHIN-NY; with the appropriate security and policies in place. Through this API, innovators and health IT companies access the clinical information required to develop products that meet healthcare providers’ needs. This platform will also help innovators standardize their applications and software, driving development more efficiently across the state and beyond. The initial capabilities are those related to querying patient record information, access to care plan summaries, and functionality related to secure alerts for physicians and patients. Data includes clinical information from HIEs (which are made up of hospitals, labs, long-term care providers, community health centers, and primary care physicians).
If you have questions about the PILOT Health Tech NYC program or are not sure of how your potential pilot project will fit in, we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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