4 health systems launching innovation accelerators

Here are four hospitals and health systems that opened, created new cohorts or announced plans to establish new centers focused on healthcare innovation.

  1. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic added seven AI startups to its innovation accelerator program, marking the second cohort of health tech startups to join the initiative. Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate, a 20-week program to get healthcare AI startups prepared to enter the market, gives startups access to Mayo Clinic experts with a focus on AI model validation and clinical readiness.

  2. Houston Methodist partnered with Houston technology innovation space the Ion to build a space for medical technology innovation. The 1,200-square-foot area will be used for networking and pitches focusing on innovation in health technology.

  3. Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai added 10 health technology startups to participate in its eighth annual accelerator program. All startups in the program will receive a $100,000 investment from Cedars-Sinai and share their products with investors on a demo day.

  4. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn Medicine jointly launched a kidney innovation center aimed at advancing research for early detection, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. The center, dubbed Penn-CHOP Kidney Innovation Center, will focus on developing discoveries through collaboration, recruiting and growing talent, and training and mentorship programs for nephrology researchers. 

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