[news] New York partnership aimed at health IT innovation, job creation

Date: 05.15.2013 | Zach Urbina">Zach Urbina

Officials at the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) and the Partnership for New York City Fund (Partnership Fund) today announced the creation of the New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA), a program aimed at spurring health IT innovation and job creation across the Empire State.

Officials bill the partnership as the largest-funded health IT accelerator program in the United States and one of the first to provide access to senior-level healthcare providers. With its initial investment of $4.2 million, NYDHA officials anticipate the program will create some 1,500 jobs over a five year period.

Moreover, many anticipate the companies will attract upwards of $150 million to $200 million in investment from the venture capital community post-program.

Eight early-and growth-stage companies have already been selected and are developing cutting-edge technology products in care coordination, patient engagement, analytics and message alerts for healthcare providers.

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