press release

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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stories that matter

#storiesthatmatter: Honoring patient wishes at the end of life

July 31, 2019

In the ICU, using aggressive measures to save lives is the norm. When patients are unresponsive or can’t advocate for themselves, physicians rely on paper advance directive forms to determine their wishes for care.

In our next Stories That Matter, Vynca Co-founder Ryan Van Wert, MD shares the story of the common ICU experience that led him to found his company: delivering heroic life-saving me…

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member news

Startup Shoutouts: July 29, 2019

July 29, 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 the past few weeks.

Endotronix takes patient trials to Europe

Endotronix, a medical technology company working to advance the treatment of heart failure through proactive management tools, enrolled its fi…

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