The adoption of new technologies has the ability to dramatically transform healthcare delivery at the community level. While the digital health technology ecosystem is booming with over $4B in investments in 2015, there are significant hurdles to adoption for local communities, including lack of community stakeholder engagement and lack of commercial business models in the community health setting.
Technology for Healthy Communities has the opportunity to catalyze the adoption and use of health technologies in the community setting in order to improve health outcomes and create business opportunities for technology companies. Technology for Healthy Communities will identify promising health technology innovators in the U.S. and match their services with participating communities to conduct pilot projects that lead to sustainable and scalable technology adoption.
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