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Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub expands with new industry partners

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The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub today announced Konica Minolta Healthcare, Novo Nordisk, Philips and Stryker as its newest strategic partners committed to improving the patient care and provider experience by using information technology to solve the most pressing problems facing health care.

The Innovation Hub, along with partner Sharecare, uses a demand-driven innovation approach, developed with 11ITEN Innovation Partners, to identify improvement through the eyes of the end user and to develop solutions with the greatest impact on cost, quality and health outcomes in the state of Georgia and across the U.S. Initial areas of focus include precision medicine, genetics, trauma/emergency medicine, orthopedics, obesity and rural access to care through telehealth.

“Emory Healthcare has a rich history of innovation and now, in partnering with 11ITen Innovation Partners, has developed a unique model to bring together some of the most influential health care technology innovators in the world,” says Scott D. Boden, MD, vice president of business innovation for Emory Healthcare and chief medical/quality officer for Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital.

“By adding Konica Minolta Healthcare, Novo Nordisk, Philips and Stryker, I’m excited and inspired by the power and resources of our Hub to solve some of the most pressing problems facing health care. As an example, today more than 20 million women in the U.S. are at risk of developing breast cancer, but patients and providers don’t always know who they are," Boden notes.

"Through our partnership with Konica Minolta Healthcare, we’re validating the development of cancer screening tools and genetic testing modules to aid in the early detection of cancer risk," he explains.

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, serves as president, CEO and chair of the board of Emory Healthcare.

“Emory Healthcare is excited to see the expansion of the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub through its newest strategic partners, which are some of the largest companies in the world committed to creating meaningful solutions and outcomes in health and health care,” Lewin says. “The addition of these partners from across the health care industry will allow the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub to leverage a technology and innovation ecosystem to validate ideas locally and positively affect the lives of people around the globe.”

Partnerships like the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub can help make health care more sustainable, says James Lewis, CEO, 11|TEN Innovation Partners.

“In order for our health care system to be sustainable, we must find ways to innovate the way we diagnose disease, deliver care and engage patients. Innovating and adapting to change is difficult in all industries, but especially in health care," Lewis says. "By bringing all of these companies together to develop and validate comprehensive solutions at Emory Healthcare, we can transform the way care is delivered and accelerate the innovation process to make a meaningful impact for providers and patients.”

Realizing Innovation Event Series to launch July 10, 2019 with Konica Minolta Healthcare

To elevate the conversation and learnings around the initial problems facing health care and the innovation needed to solve them, the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub will launch the Realizing Innovation Event Series produced by 11|TEN Innovation Partners. The invitation-only series will kick off on July 10 with its inaugural event at Emory’s Convocation Hall and feature partner Konica Minolta Healthcare. The event will include Scott D. Boden, MD, vice president of business innovation for Emory Healthcare, and David Widmann, president and CEO of Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, who will share insights and projects underway to advance the future of personalized medicine. A livestream of the event will be available via Twitter at @11teninnovation. 

About the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub

Founded in 2018 and based in Atlanta, the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub is the Southeast’s premier health care innovation and commercialization program bringing together all the pieces of the health care innovation continuum to validate and accelerate ideas into reality. The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub creates a user-friendly, efficient ecosystem combining world-class academic research and health care delivery assets of Emory Healthcare with the technology and commercialization assets of the world’s most influential healthcare and technology companies. Existing partners include Konica Minolta Healthcare, Novo Nordisk, Philips, Sharecare and Stryker. To learn more or join the Hub, please visit

About 11|TEN Innovation Partners

11|TEN Innovation Partners oversees the direction and operation of the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub. Based in Atlanta and founded in 2017, 11|TEN Innovation Partners is driven by helping businesses prepare for the future. Today, corporations want innovation, but their lack of time, organization complexity, internal bias, and risk-averse cultures make it difficult to innovate effectively and successfully. Thru 11|TEN’s Demand-Driven Innovation™ approach, they minimize innovation risk, by uncovering current and future problems, then build external ecosystems that bring partners together to develop, test and validate comprehensive, user-friendly solutions. Through this process or what they call 1+1=10 or 11|TEN, they can identify growth opportunities for businesses and provide accelerated pathways to future states. To learn more, please visit


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