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New Orleans & Menlo Park, CA Today innovationOchsner (iO), an innovation lab and accelerator created by Ochsner Health System, announced a partnership with Evidation Health, a company launched by GE Ventures and Stanford Health Care.

This strategic partnership leverages the strengths of each organization to conduct robust clinical studies to determine the real-world impact of digital solutions on the health of patients and the cost of care. The affiliation matches Ochsner Health System’s medical expertise and diverse patient population, iO’s digital health capabilities, and Evidation Health’s technology platform, data analytics engine and health outcomes research capabilities to enable more efficient testing of digital health solution impact.

With the digital landscape and greater healthcare industry changing rapidly, embracing new technology and data sources is paramount in developing solutions that can better meet the needs of consumers. iO is pioneering digital health solutions, enabling Ochsner Health System to adopt new technologies and integrate them into its patient care model.

Evidation Health’s technology platform and analytics capabilities enable integration of medical, behavioral and contextual data to quantify clinical and economic benefit. The company has the ability to link patient behavioral data from over 100 apps and devices with clinical data to understand and predict the impact of behaviors on health outcomes.

“Our focus in digital health is to demonstrate real-world health outcomes for patients, payers and provider systems, especially in conditions where patient behavior can profoundly impact those outcomes. Our partnership with Ochsner Health System and iO enables connections to a large population of patients and researchers in all types of clinical specialties to demonstrate how these innovative technologies can impact healthcare outcomes and value,” said Deborah Kilpatrick, Ph.D., CEO of Evidation Health.

“The partnership with Evidation Health continues our commitment to lead and innovate in patient care. We are very excited about the opportunity to study potentially impactful healthcare solutions to inform our own clinical interventions as well as those of other health systems who are looking for innovative solutions to care delivery,” said Richard Milani, MD, Ochsner Health System’s Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and iO’s Chief Innovation Officer. “We see technology as a ripe opportunity to engage patients in their care and empower them to take a more active role in managing and monitoring their health. Having the data to support this will allow us to further the development of our innovative digital health programs.”

About Evidation Health

Evidation Health began as a collaboration between GE Ventures and Stanford Health Care to realize a shared vision for a digital health-enabled future. The company partners across the healthcare ecosystem to generate real-world clinical and economic evidence enabled by digital health solutions. Evidation Health helps partners quantify and optimize health outcomes through advanced analytics of medical, behavioral and contextual data at the patient-consumer level. Evidation Health is based in Menlo Park, CA. For more information, go to www.evidation.com.

About Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 25 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 50 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across six specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 90 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs 17,000 employees, over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 900 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About innovationOchsner

innovationOchsner (iO) is an innovation lab and accelerator launched by Ochsner Health System to develop new innovations designed to solve healthcare’s most pressing problems by focusing on the needs of patients and using the latest technology and data. iO is developing entirely new ways for healthcare providers to dramatically improve the quality of care by managing patient conditions more effectively and efficiently and for patients to be empowered to take an active role in monitoring, maintaining and enhancing their own health. For more information, please visit innovationochsner.com.


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