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TMCNet:  Healthbox Launches Horizon Scan, a Platform to Optimize Solution Sourcing for Healthcare Organizations

[April 18, 2017]

Healthbox Launches Horizon Scan, a Platform to Optimize Solution Sourcing for Healthcare Organizations

Healthbox, the professional services firm empowering the innovation strategies of healthcare organizations, announced today the launch of Healthbox Horizon Scan. Horizon Scan is a sourcing tool that provides healthcare organizations with a platform to find and evaluate innovative digital health solutions.

"With a myriad of vendors in the market, organizations face challenges in finding the technologies best fit to advance strategic and operational initiatives," said Neil Patel, Healthbox President. "Horizon Scan will help teams successfully navigate the digital heath landscape with added confidence and speed."

Many healthcare organizations are currently faced with tenuous profit margins and an uncertain regulatory landscape while attempting to transition toward value based care. Implementing the right digital health solutions can help address these challenges and improve the cost and quality of healthcare overall. While organizations recognize the need to innovate, they find it difficult to filter through the thousands of solutions on the market and vet the best products in a timely and efficient manner. The process is cumbersome for both parties; vendors with high impact solutions can quickly lose tractio without brand validation and prolong the already lengthy sales cycle.

"Getting the introduction to the right group of people within a hospital is key," said John Hui, co-founder of early stage company Twiage and angel investor. "The lower the communication barrier the better."

Based on conversations with healthcare systems across the country, Healthbox recognized the need for a curated and objective platform to enable confident decision-making. Horizon Scan will provide users direct access to Healthbox expertise, leveraging the company's experience evaluating thousands of early stage companies for accelerator programs, investment decisions, and sourcing vendor solutions on behalf of industry partners. The platform features company profiles on vetted solutions, comprehensive industry reports, and a community network to engage with other users and the Healthbox team.

Organizations can contact Healthbox at horizonscan@healthbox.com to request a demo and free trial of the new service.

About Healthbox

Founded in 2011, Healthbox helps healthcare organizations innovate from the inside and out. Our products and services advance strategies that support a culture of idea generation, business creation, and entrepreneurial collaboration. Together, our team has evaluated nearly 3,000 early stage companies and engaged with over 160 startups in Studio and accelerator programs. Our demonstrated ability to identify, develop, evaluate, and advance high-potential ideas has helped healthcare organizations build and sustain internal innovation initiatives through workshops, programs, and commercialization projects. Additionally, Healthbox is the general partner of several venture funds, including the Intermountain Healthcare Innovation Fund. We are proud to work with healthcare leaders across the country who share our passion for harnessing and advancing solutions to empower the reinvention of healthcare.


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