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Our Partners

Our Partners

Collaboration with TechSpring Health occurs exclusively within two models: Innovation Partners and Transformation Partners.

Innovation Partners sign up for our programs on a project-by-project, month-by-month basis. Transformation Partners not only collaborate on individual projects, but also have a deep, strategic, multi-year engagement at the executive level. They also provide valuable insight, advice, and resources for our programs.

Here's a few of our recent collaborations and their efforts and successes:

NTT Data

  • Type: Transformation Partner
  • Projects: Collaboration on initiatives that involve: 1) remote patient monitoring, 2) eVisits, 3) predictive analytics, and 4) healthcare kiosks for retail environments
  • Programs: TechSpring Insights, TechSpring Projects, and TechSpring Analytics
  • Results: Engagements have led to refined and proven use cases for both Baystate Health and NTT Data. The project teams continue to imagine, test, and iterate on the design of healthcare delivery in a population health world.

 

Medecision

  • Type: Innovation Partner
  • Projects: 1) Focus groups for new solution concepts, 2) customer development and workflow analysis sessions, and 3) patient engagement mobile app pilot(s)
  • Programs: TechSpring Insights and TechSpring Projects
  • Results: Medecision collaborates with TechSpring on an ongoing basis to navigate complex workflows and to assess the innovation value of new solutions. One engagement began with TechSpring Insights to gauge the importance, appeal, and reach of a patient experience concept through focus groups. The solution is now being piloted through TechSpring Projects.

Imprivata

  • Type: Innovation Partner
  • Projects: Electronic prescribing of controlled substances
  • Programs: TechSpring Insights
  • Results: TechSpring Insights helped inform the solution design through observation and stakeholder interviews with Baystate’s IT security administrators, physicians, CMIO, and others. TechSpring Insights and Imprivata are now co-developing a program for continuous feedback as an ongoing and integral component of the new solution development process at Imprivata.

Cerner 

  • Type: Transformation Partner 
  • Projects: 1) Advanced clinical decision support delivered as an integral part of physician workflow and 2) user interface design validation.
  • Programs: TechSpring Insights and TechSpring Projects
  • Results: An innovation project between Cerner and UpToDate is well underway that will ultimately engage with a subset of physicians (300+) across Baystate’s care environment.

Twine Health

  • Type: Innovation
  • Projects: Customer development interviews, real-life customer pilots, and care team collaboration to deliver improved health outcomes with fewer visits
  • Programs: TechSpring Insights and TechSpring Projects
  • Results: The project was focused on the adoption of this technology solution in a real healthcare environment. The outcomes from this project are now informing Twine’s go-to-market approach, as well as Baystate’s re-engineering of care delivery in a population health world.

Careport

Zato Health

  • Type: Innovation
  • Projects: Innovation project to prove the performance and value of an ontology-based natural language processing (NLP) solution
  • Programs: TechSpring Analytics
  • Results: The Zato and Baystate Health project team is developing the proof points for a new technology aimed at capturing lost billing opportunities with less resources, and improving documentation at the point of care.

Supporting Partners

The generous support of the following partners and their in-kind contributions help make TechSpring possible.

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VertitechIT is one of the nation’s premier healthcare IT consulting and engineering firms. As the architect for TechSpring’s network, the company provides the vital technical linkage between our partners and the TechSpring infrastructure.

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J2 Interactive is an award-winning healthcare IT services firm whose deep expertise in application development, interoperability, and analytics drives innovations in health information exchange, master data management, and population health. Founded in 2001, J2 has established a reputation as one of the leading providers of customized technology solutions to hospitals, labs, research centers, and HIEs. J2's approach is rooted in a fundamental belief that systems succeed or fail based on how well they serve the people who depend upon them.

 

Teknion, Interscape, Bulkley Richardson

 

Strategic Partners

 

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MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, is the designated state agency for promoting Health IT innovation, technology and competitiveness to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of health care. Our mission is to engage the healthcare community and catalyze the development, adoption and effective use of Health IT. 

 

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PULSE @ MassChallenge is designed to bring digital health innovators and the clinical community together to drive better and faster innovation. Programming at the hub includes a competitive startup program, mentoring, networking events, panel discussions, pitch contests, and co-working opportunities. PULSE @ MassChallenge benefits from experiences and insights from both MassChallenge and TechSpring.