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Read the 2018 “State of Chicago Health Care.” Each year HC3 will publish a similar summary on the health of healthcare in Chicago.
In 2017, HC3 grew membership to 62 companies, brought leading healthcare thought leaders to help navigate policy reform, and delivered a report outlining the state of the healthcare industry in Chicago and confirming the city’s strategic assets.
The health care industry is changing, and we’re here to ensure that the change is in the right direction to increase efficiency and improve outcomes. We’re convening leaders to collaborate on solutions for tomorrow.We have three key initiatives underway, focused on making a positive contribution to progress in Chicago.
HC3 is working to establish a vision for the Illinois health care environment and the principles that will help us to collectively reach our goals. We are preparing policy recommendations for elected officials to take action on following this year’s electoral cycle.
The members of HC3 are forming an advisory group that can work with civic and commercial leaders in the purchasing of health care services for their employees. The objective here is to create a value-add layer of support to employers that connects with evidence-based technologies, care models, and payment configurations.
HC3 is exploring ways to work with local initiatives on the city’s west side to improve socio-economic conditions for its citizens. Through job creation and training, HC3’s collective businesses comprise strong assets that can be additive to the profound change being led by local civic and social leaders.
In addition to these initiatives, HC3 regularly convenes its members to engage in unique and complex health care issues for the collective benefit of advancing knowledge and action within the community.
We also host periodic networking events, inviting national key notes.
Steven Collens is CEO of MATTER, the healthcare technology incubator and innovation center. MATTER opened in February 2015 and nurtures entrepreneurs and innovators building next-generation health IT, medical device, diagnostic and biopharma technologies. MATTER works with 200 healthcare technology ventures and the company partners with 10 hospitals and health systems, five universities and more than 50 industry-leading companies. Steven is also senior advisor at Pritzker Group Venture Capital.
Prior to assuming his current role, Steven was senior vice president at Pritzker Group, the investment firm led by Tony and J.B. Pritzker. In that capacity, he led the team that created 1871, Chicago’s center for digital startups that now houses more than 400 early-stage companies. He previously worked at Abbott in a variety of domestic and international functions, including product management, policy and public affairs. In 2005, Steven helped found ConstantWellness.com to give patients control over their health data and allow healthcare providers to coordinate care of their patients. Prior to Abbott, Steven served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun.
Steven holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves on the boards of 1871, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Chicago High School for the Arts and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He is also a Leadership Greater Chicago fellow and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Individuals or institutions requesting membership should submit a membership application to Kelli Enright at firstname.lastname@example.org.