AHIP Announces State-of-the-Art Innovation Lab
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Key health care stakeholders have taken a major step toward addressing some of the industry's most complex challenges, according to America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), which today announced the AHIP Innovation Lab in the booming technology sector of Chicago’s West Loop.
The Innovation Lab uses peer groups of health care professionals, thought leaders, and subject matter experts to turn ideas into actionable, outcomes-driven solutions to a particular challenge. These "solutions working groups" will focus on important issues, such as chronic care management, population health, big data, fraud and abuse, and telemedicine through the lens of a rapidly evolving health care landscape.
"As technology continues to drive health care stakeholders to improve, the Innovation Lab is a terrific move forward in which the health plans can leverage best in class partnerships and resources to transform health care for consumers," said AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni.
The Innovation Lab, a first-of-its-kind health care "action hub" where the best minds from multiple industry sectors can work together to deliver creative solutions to specific problems, is fully equipped with a state-of-the-art digital media studio, secure servers, fiber connectivity, satellite capabilities, and 26,000 square feet of collaborative work space.