Video: the Beginning of Smart Health Innovation Lab

Video: The Beginning of Smart Health Innovation Lab

The Smart Health Innovation Lab is now open and our certification program is underway! We’re bringing together healthcare providers, insurers, and entrepreneurs to help advance innovative technologies that will transform care. At the lab, startups in our certification program are gaining unprecedented access to doctors, healthcare administrators, and specialists to help them integrate their technologies into large health systems and navigate insurer reimbursement.

We’re not the only ones excited about the lab, our opening drew headlines regionally and nationally, and the event itself drew excitement from healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs across the state and beyond. Watch the video of the opening here!

The Smart Health Innovation Lab Opening Event

The Smart Health Innovation Lab Opening Event

Last week, we held our grand opening event on Thursday night—and what a night it was! Doctors, entrepreneurs, health insurance experts, policy makers, and other friends of the lab came to tour our facilities, see demonstrations of innovative healthcare technologies, and meet our first resident startups to enter the Smart Health Certification Program: NeuroFlow and Emovi. It was clear that we were all taking part in something really special that could have a powerful impact not only on healthcare innovation and the health of our local community, but also on the healthcare industry as a whole.

NeuroFlow and Emovi gave presentations in our simulated care environments and clearly demonstrated the powerful impact their technologies could have on the care continuum. NeuroFlow, a mental health company from Philadelphia, showed how their platform could assist doctors and boost patient engagement not only for mental health and behavior experts, but also for clinicians and family doctors. Emovi, a medical device company from Montreal, demonstrated how their breakthrough device, KneeKG, can assess knee pain by providing accurate imaging in 3D while the patient is in motion and in a weight-bearing condition.

Sponsors of the lab who provided integral technology for our simulated care environments also gave demonstrations of their products. The Connexion Health team demonstrated how their self-service kiosk could automate health assessments; Guldmann gave presentations on their cutting-edge lift systems; Siemens displayed their smart room technology; Sage Technology Solutions exhibited an innovative nurse call system provided by Rauland and Versus RIFD badges; and Oneview introduced their in-room patient experience platform for the inpatient care setting.

Other sponsors that were vital to the lab’s design, construction, and technology infrastructure like 2K Networking and RMS were also at the event to discuss the amazing work they did for the lab.

There were many other highlights of the night, too numerous to mention, but check out our pictures below of the event!

We’re so pleased to open our doors to such amazing healthcare innovators. Now, the hard work begins!


The NeuroFlow team at the Lab.

The Emovi team at the Lab.

Smart Health Innovation Lab CEO Kim Ireland gives an interview with ABC27 during the opening event on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Over 150 people came to the opening event for our Lab.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health President and CEO Jan Bergen provides remarks during the opening event.

NeuroFlow team members Paul Zirbser and Ellen McGeoch demonstrate how their mental health software can be used in clinical settings to boost patient engagement during our opening event.

Alex Fuentes, Emovi Vice President of Clinical Affairs, demonstrates how their knee assessment device KneeKG analyzes the knee in 3D and in motion during our opening event.

Jennifer Leinbach, Executive Director of the PA Department of Community & Economic Development Office of Technology and Innovation, gives opening remarks during our event.