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WIRED: Hospitals are engines of economic development

WiredImage*Originally posted on WIRED.com Hospitals are engines of economic development Posted by Mark Coticchia on November 11, 2014 at 9:09am View Blog The United States has over 5,700 hospitals, and most of them are central to their communities for an obvious reason: They help people get healthier. When I look at these hospitals, I see an untapped resource, […]

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HFHS Supports Walgreen’s Balance Rewards App Challenge

DETROIT – Henry Ford Health System Innovations is supporting the Walgreens Balance Rewards App Challenge to find new mobile applications that incentivize healthy behavior and improve disease management.

The Challenge aims to drive healthy behavior through incentives, making it easier and more affordable for patients to manage their conditions, and for doctors and their preferred Walgreens pharmacy to better engage in a patient’s overall health and recovery.

The Walgreens Balance Rewards App Challenge encourages the integration of Walgreens’ Balance® Rewards application program interface (API). This will allow users to earn Balance Rewards points for making healthy lifestyle choices. These rewards can be redeemed at participating Walgreens for merchandise, both in-store and online.

The rise of digital health technology is creating new possibilities for patient engagement, providing patients with easier, safer and less expensive options to manage their chronic conditions and stay healthy.

“We can no longer look at health care as something that is just conducted in a hospital setting,” says Mark Coticchia, VP and Chief Innovation Officer of Henry Ford Health System. “To better manage the overall health of our patients, we need to start looking at ways we can engage patients every day and in the places they visit most often.

“This is why it is so exciting to be partnered with Walgreens to attract ideas in ways that, together, we can revolutionize patient engagement.”

Third-party app developers can access contest details and submit an integrated app entry by visiting the Balance Rewards App Challenge page through Nov. 28. Winners will be announced during the Walgreens session at the upcoming mHealth Summit 2014 in Washington D.C., Dec. 7-11. Categories and awards are as follows:

    Walgreens Best Overall App Integration Award ($7,000)
    Henry Ford Health System Patient Engagement Award ($3,000)
    People’s Choice for Best App IntegrationDETROIT – Henry Ford Health System Innovations is supporting the Walgreens Balance Rewards App Challenge to find new mobile applications that incentivize healthy behavior and improve disease management. The Challenge aims to drive healthy behavior through incentives, making it easier and more affordable for patients to manage their conditions, and for doctors and their preferred […]

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Davidson Digital Health Challenge Winners!

Davidson_Digital_ChallengeCongratulations to our Davidson Digital Health Challenge Winners! $5,000 Grand Prize Winner - Acute Care Mobility - Gwen Gnam, RN MSN & Dr. Ilan Rubinfeld $3,000 Second Place Winner - MiRIM - Dr. Robert Keller & Dr. Nicholas Frisch $2,000 Third Place Winner - Sweet Dreams - Dr. Suraj Raheja Click here to find out more about the HFII Innovation Challenge Program!

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Microsoft Visits the Innovation Institute

MicrosoftLogo2Innovator namesake Henry Ford Health System stakes its future on health innovation Bill Crounse, MD / Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft Henry Ford was perhaps one of the greatest innovators of his day. It would be hard to imagine the American automobile business without the fingerprints of Henry Ford. It might surprise you to know […]

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Duggan creates ‘innovation district’ in Midtown

Mayor Mike Duggan and Council President Brenda Jones. Duggan says his goal is to bring jobs and development to Detroit neighborhoods. (Max Ortiz / The Detroit News)

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140612/METRO01/306120083#ixzz35foCaMH5Detroit News: Duggan creates ‘innovation district’ to spur jobs in downtown, Midtown Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan said Thursday that an area encompassing downtown and Midtown will become the city’s first “innovation district,” an area with an anchor company that attracts other businesses. The announcement follows a recent report by the Brookings Institution in Washington, […]

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Detroit launches Innovation District to spur job growth

Crains Detroit: Detroit launches Innovation District to spur job growth A new Innovation District will promote small business growth and create jobs throughout Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday. Duggan named Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Medical System, as chair of a 17-person advisory committee that will create the formal district. “We have right […]

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Free Press: Detroit innovation-district strategy group

bilde_2Tom Walsh: Duggan taps Schlichting to chair innovation-district strategy group Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan plans to announce today that Nancy Schlichting, CEO of the Henry Ford Health System, will head a new working group to explore how creating an innovation district can accelerate job growth and entrepreneurship in the city. Duggan will be accompanied at […]

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Crains Detroit: Digital Health Challenge

Crains_HighligtsCompetition challenges Henry Ford employees to use tech to cut costs, improve patient care By: Tom Henrerson The Henry Ford Innovation Institute in Detroit is looking for 10 teams of would-be entrepreneurs interesting in launching companies around the idea of wearable and sensor technologies. To that end, it has announced the Davidson Digital Health Challenge, […]

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Detroit Free Press: From gowns to gadgets

bildeHenry Ford aims to make waves in health care innovation by: Tom Walsh J.C. Whitelaw, A/V producer/director, from left; and product designers Eric Myers and Michael Forbes compare ideas at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute in Detroit on Tuesday. / Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press A century after Henry Ford revolutionized auto manufacturing, an idea factory […]

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Experiments In The Stars

NationalGeographicLogoMaking Science Aboard a Floating Lab When Destiny, a 28-foot long laboratory module, arrived at the International Space Station in 2001, an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about our world and ourselves began. Astronaut Tom Jones helped assemble the aluminum module, calling it “the guts of the Space Station’s research and command and control capabilities.” […]

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