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2020 Pulmonary Fibrosis Innovation Challenge ends with top solutions aligned to patient imperatives

December 10, 2020

Medtech venture oxyGEN named winner

Three Lakes Foundation, the sponsor of the 2020 Pulmonary Fibrosis Innovation Challenge along with Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) and MATTER, concluded a nearly year-long effort to source novel and innovative solutions for PF.

“Finding, funding and fostering the next generation of innovators working in pulmonary fibrosis is core to the Three Lakes Foun…

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How an Indiana health system and MATTER worked together to help lower infant mortality amidst COVID-19

November 17, 2020

In 2018, the governor of Indiana challenged local healthcare providers and innovators to bring Indiana’s infant mortality rate — then the highest in the country — down to the lowest in the Midwest by 2024.

To tackle this challenge, Parkview Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in northeast Indiana (where the infant mortality rate is even higher than the state average) partnered wit…

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Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, and MATTER select pandemic response challenge winners

November 2, 2020

wayForward and WiserCare to pilot winning response solutions

Chicago, IL — MATTER, Anthem, Inc., and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) have named the winners of the Pandemic Response Innovation Challenge. BCBSIL and Anthem teamed with MATTER to identify solutions that support health plan members during the current and future pandemics.

The challenge issued a global call for cre…

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PF Innovation Challenge finalists chosen from applicant pool across 36 cities; 10 countries

September 29, 2020

MATTER, Three Lakes Foundation and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation today announced the finalists for the 2020 Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Innovation Challenge. Selected from a global pool of nearly 50 submissions, each team submitted a solution that can help improve disease awareness, time to diagnosis or care to benefit people living with PF, their caregivers and healthcare providers.

Next up f…

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How two of the U.S.’s largest payers are prioritizing innovation during COVID-19

September 4, 2020

Anthem, Inc. and Health Care Service Corporation share insights into their digital-first focus

How can industry innovators work together to build solutions that serve our healthcare system today, while preparing us for a stronger post-COVID-19 world?

Now more than ever, transformation and innovation are paramount and the solutions that emerge during this pandemic will reshape the industry as …

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