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Digital health startups given opportunity to apply for fully paid pilot

Posted on Mar. 14, 2016 ( comments)

Today, MultiCare Health System, in conjunction with the Cambia Grove and Elevar Labs, will host a Reverse Pitch Day event. Through this process, leaders from the health system will share business challenges with more than 200 startups and entrepreneurs focused on digital and technology solutions.

"MultiCare is excited to collaborate with entrepreneurs to solve some of today's health care challenges," said Theresa Boyle, SVP, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications at MultiCare. "We look forward to working together to develop innovative products that improve our health care system."

MultiCare, an integrated health care system with locations in the Puget Sound region, is committed to finding new ways to deliver care to the communities it serves and to creating better experiences for patients and providers in this evolving health care environment. This pilot program will create new technologies and business ideas that improve the consumer experience and help reduce costs. 

Startups interested in making an impact in digital health are invited to apply to Elevar, where they will be given an exclusive opportunity to participate in Elevar Labs and work with MultiCare Health System toward developing new ways of achieving its goals. 

"We are thrilled to have MultiCare Health System helping drive health care innovation in our region," said Nicole Bell, Executive Director of the Cambia Grove. "MultiCare is an integral player in helping support and sustain a growing startup community and we’re excited to see how they tackle health care challenges in the year ahead."

"Elevar is proud to partner with MultiCare Health System and Cambia Grove to enhance the lives of patients in the Pacific Northwest through entrepreneurial digital health innovations," said Chris Edell, CEO of Elevar. "We look forward to identifying and guiding the most promising startups though our Elevar Labs program. Entrepreneurs interested in making a significant impact to the healthcare system are encouraged to apply to this program." 

The event will be hosted at Cambia Grove with the following executives in attendance:

  • Paul Amoroso, MD, Medical Director of MultiCare Institute for Research and Innovation
  • Theresa Boyle, SVP, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Communications 
  • Veronica Hooper, MD, Physician Executive for Primary Care at MultiCare
  • Christopher Kodama, MD, President, MultiCare Connected Care
  • Christi McCarren, SVP, Retail Health & Community Based Care 
  • Harold Moscho, VP, Information Technology at MultiCare
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