Ridgeview Medical Center Forms Strategic Partnership with Chicago Health IT Accelerator



Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS, August 10, 2011 – The Twin Cities metro area has become a focal point for healthcare innovation, cultivating the growth of a number of successful startups, including RedBrick Health and Bloom Health, to name just a few.

Ridgeview Medical Center has embraced companies like Redbrick Health and Bloom Health through pioneering customer relationships. As further display of this commitment to innovation, Ridgeview announced today a strategic partnership with Healthbox, a national accelerator program for early-stage healthcare businesses. Ridgeview was the first health system nationallyto sign up as a mentoring partner in the Healthbox program, and the system’s engagement will lend participating entrepreneurs the input and expertise necessary to bring groundbreaking solutions to market.”

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