Connected Health Lab Event Suggests Innovative Solutions

Tammy Allen, Director | Marketing & Programs, The NIIC

Applications in Goal Setting and Accountability

Anne Marie Labenberg, MSN, RN, MSM, Founder of RAISE Consulting, and Jack Patton, CEO and Founder of STRE.ME, will lead a discussion titled Connected Health: Applications in Goal Setting and Accountability, which is about the role of innovation in healthcare. The event is on January 16,12:00 to 1:30 p.m., at the NIIC. There is no charge to attend and registration is required. Register for the event on Eventbrite.

“Healthcare treatment and prevention are linked to making behavioral changes and cultivating resources to support those changes. The introduction of innovative technological approaches to goal setting, progress tracking, and achievement can and will enhance the outcomes in healthcare,” said Labenberg. “This innovation will be the future of controlling costs while simultaneously improving outcomes for both individuals and communities. The use of this technology can be used to greatly reduce epidemics, including maternal and infant mortality, as well as the ongoing opioid crisis.”

Patton developed the STRE.ME mobile app to help users set goals, engage accountability partners, receive encouragement, and track daily progress. “Connected technologies like this can be implemented in a wide range of business and personal applications — from empowering healthcare providers to improve their services to encouraging patients to stay on track with preventative and ongoing care,” said Patton.

The Connected Health Lab is the sponsor of the event and is located in the biomedical wing on the NIIC’s campus. “This event has implications for all three focus areas of NIIC’s Connected Health Lab: cost, quality of care, and patient experience. Modifying patient behaviors and medical team interactions have strong potential to broadly impact all three areas,” said Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC. “STRE.ME is one of a growing number of high-tech and bio-science startups incubated at the NIIC. Several health tech companies have launched their businesses at the NIIC, including BioPoly, LLC, Solstice Medical, LLC, and OrthoPediatrics to name a few.”

This event is for those interested in large-scale public health issues and how innovation in connected health may help individuals and healthcare providers achieve important goals. During monthly events on the third Thursday of each month, Connected Health Lab convenes entrepreneurs, healthcare innovators, and investment groups to discuss issues around connected health, also known as health IoT (Internet of things).

About The NIIC

444 new products developed, 174 patents applied for/granted, and 2,200 direct/indirect jobs created—that is what entrepreneurs have achieved through The NIIC since its formation about 20 years ago. The NIIC has also helped Northeast Indiana entrepreneurs attract $86.8 million in grants and capital.

The NIIC is a non-profit, vibrant entrepreneurial community. We help business builders and entrepreneurs launch and grow successful business ventures. We help innovative companies innovate. We are located in a designated U.S. Small Business Administration HUB Zone. In April 2018, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb designated The Northeast Indiana Innovation Park Campus as an Opportunity Zone through the U.S. Treasury. The NIIC is the country’s only ISO9001:2015 registered business incubation and acceleration program. TheNIIC.org. Click here for The NIIC press kit.


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