The Health Care Innovation Collaborative (the Collaborative), an initiative of the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth, brings together nine organizations that are leading the way in advancing health care technology and delivery.  By leveraging the Greater Philadelphia’s world-class health care assets and working together in new ways, the Collaborative is bringing recognition to the region as a global leader in health care innovation and encouraging health care businesses of all types and sizes to locate here.

Participants include: Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PAChildren’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaChristiana Care Health SystemComcastDrexel UniversityIndependence Blue CrossThomas Jefferson University and Jefferson HealthPenn Medicine and Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

As part of this effort, the Collaborative is releasing a series of case studies to highlight the visionary work happening today in the health care space. Five of the planned eight studies are available now, with two more planned for release before the end of June. All eight will available later this year as a print collection titled, “The New Philadelphia Casebook: Studies in Health Care Innovation.”

Open Call:

A catalyst for health care innovation, the Collaborative periodically hosts open calls as a way of casting the net as far as possible to uncover health care innovations that could transform the industry and enhance the region’s reputation for leadership in this arena.

Earlier this week, the Collaborative issued a Request for Proposals for technology-driven solutions to address the financial burden and subsequent legal difficulties often faced by those undergoing lengthy or complex disease treatments. Those with innovative ideas with the potential to mitigate these challenges can submit their proposals.