New York Introduces Digital Health Accelerator for App Development

On Friday, eWeek reported the biggest news in mobile on the East Coast today. The New York State Department of Health, the New York City Investment Fund (NYCIF) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) are forging a coalition in the mobile realm. Together the partners have launched the New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA) …   Read More

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On Friday, eWeek reported the biggest news in mobile on the East Coast today. The New York State Department of Health, the New York City Investment Fund (NYCIF) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) are forging a coalition in the mobile realm.

Together the partners have launched the New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA) to “allow new tech companies to receive financial support and to develop their new products for market in a business-incubator setting in cooperation with local hospitals and health care providers.”

“This accelerator will help New York keep and attract businesses that grow our state’s economy and create jobs in our communities,” explained Maria Gotsch, president and CEO of NYCIF.

Beginning now and spanning through the summer, 12 “early-and growth-stage companies” will partner up with hospitals and providers to be “mentored” by top executives. According to the eWeek report, they’ll develop products that “incorporate care coordination, patient engagement, analytics and messaging.”

“The convergence of health IT and health care expertise will be extremely critical and powerful in making health care more effective, convenient and affordable for everyone,” says Dr. Lonny Riesman, Aetna’s chief medical officer.

To learn more, check out this article from eWeek.

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