Ballad Health to establish new innovation hub

Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health announced on Aug. 1 the creation of its Innovation Center for the development of life-saving technologies, services and initiatives.

Within the center, the health system will work alongside both external vendors and its own internal research programs to bring outcome-improving solutions to market. Ballad will also collaborate with partners that have already invested in similar solutions, according to Chairman and CEO Alan Levine.

Ballad will soon begin its search for a CEO for the center. The position will report to Anthony Keck, Ballad's executive vice president of system innovation and chief population health officer.

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