Becker’s Names Ochsner Among Top Innovators

NEW ORLEANS – For the second year, Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Ochsner Health System among its list of hospitals and health systems with innovation programs. Ochsner is the only health system from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle to receive this designation, reps said.

         Ochsner launched its innovation lab, innovationOchsner (iO), in 2015 to solve some of healthcare’s most pressing problems and create new value by using technology and data to create precision-focused, patient-centered solutions to keep patients healthier and providers more efficient. Known as a pioneer in digital health, iO is using patient-generated health data to effectively and conveniently manage chronic disease, including hypertension and heart failure. The Ochsner Hypertension Digital Medicine program has been recognized as a model for patient engagement by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and as a finalist in the 2016 Harvard Business School/ Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge.

         iO has also expanded its innovative programs into the inpatient setting through Optimal Hospital, that uses a new wave of digital tools and science to improve quality, safety and the overall patient experience, reps said.

         Additionally, Ochsner partnered with GE Healthcare and The Idea Village to launch a national, three-year open innovation challenge as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week to crowd source new thinking and ideas to leverage technology and data to improve healthcare and health.

         Becker’s Hospital Review has published a version of this list since 2015, and recognized Ochsner for iO in 2016. Ochsner was the only hospital from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Florida Panhandle to receive this designation, reps said.

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