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Startup Shoutouts: August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019

Every day, innovators across the MATTER community are building new solutions that accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives. Here’s a look into the most noteworthy headlines from August.

Level Ex wins funding to save lives on Mars — yes, that Mars

Level Ex received a year-long grant to build a virtual simulation that trains astronauts for deep space travel. The company will work w…

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The startup journey: How Lytic found focus through the Health Tech Venture Challenge

August 14, 2019

Last fall marked the beginning of the first-ever Health Tech Venture Challenge: a joint initiative of MATTER and Advocate Aurora Health that called on health technology startups to submit novel solutions capable of improving the primary care experience for patients and their providers.

In December, Advocate Aurora Health found their winner in Lytic, a digital health startup developing a virtua…

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MATTER and Advocate Aurora Health announce the second annual Health Tech Venture Challenge

August 14, 2019

This year’s challenge calls for solutions that transform care for the aging population.

Downers Grove and Chicago, IL — Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 10 largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the country, and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, announced today the second annual Health Tech Venture Challenge. The nationwide competition invites innovato…

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Partner Insights: Data privacy and security advice from Polsinelli’s Lisa Acevedo

August 9, 2019

We caught up with Lisa Acevedo, the chair of Polsinelli’s health information privacy and security team and a startup mentor, to discuss the data privacy and security basics every startup should know.

What’s the most common misunderstanding startups have about data privacy and security regulations?

“They underestimate how heavily regulated personal data is.”

What’s the most common mistake s…

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Tales from the Trenches with Debra Geihsler, CEO of Activate Healthcare

August 8, 2019

For Debra Geihsler, the answer to reducing healthcare costs and improving wellness outcomes is a simple one: Figure out how to keep patients out of the hospital in the first place.

Debra spent decades leading healthcare organizations, including eight years as CEO of the 1200-provider combined Harvard Vanguard Medical Group and Atrius Health System in Boston, and two years at Advocate Medical G…

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