GlobalSTL Hosts Washington University & BJC HealthCare Leaders in Startup Nation
Health Delegation Travels to Israel to Boost St. Louis Innovation
ST. LOUIS – GlobalSTL is leading three delegations to Startup Nation this month. This week, a delegation focused on digital health is in Israel to make specific connections for Washington University in St. Louis with Israeli industry leaders and innovators. Then, from January 28 – February 2, 2018, in partnership with SixThirty, concurrent delegations focused on cybersecurity and financial technology will travel to Israel. The following includes details of the digital health delegation’s trip:
On Monday, January 22, 2018, GlobalSTL, an initiative of BioSTL, is sponsoring a meetup in Israel featuring Philip R.O. Payne, director of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Institute for Informatics (I2), and Thomas M. Maddox, director of BJC HealthCare’s Innovation Lab. The meetup and week-long trip abroad will introduce Payne and Maddox to Israel’s thriving innovation ecosystem, which includes more than 410 digital healthcare startups.
“St. Louis is a powerhouse in healthcare with nationally recognized healthcare systems, corporations and investors,” Vijay Chauhan, GlobalSTL lead, said. “Wash U and BJC, among others, are looking for leading, global innovation to succeed in a fast-changing healthcare economy. GlobalSTL is actively seeking out the top digital health innovations to help our healthcare systems solve their pain points, which in turn directly benefits our local healthcare organizations and their patients and customers.”