Aurora Health Care Joins AVIA's Innovator Network

July 29, 2015

Chicago, IL: July 29, 2015 – AVIA Health Innovation, healthcare's provider-led accelerator, announced today that Aurora Health Care, one of the nation's leading not-for-profit health care systems, has joined the AVIA Innovator Network.

Aurora joins a growing group of forward-leaning health systems who share a commitment to innovation and care transformation. As a network member, Aurora will participate in AVIA's innovation cohorts, collaborating with other health systems on pressing topics, such as patient access, chronic/complex care management, and post-acute care. AVIA's cohort process supports a rigorous evaluation of emerging technologies and entrepreneurs, and facilitates accelerated implementation and adoption. With the guidance of its members, AVIA identifies potential innovative technologies and necessary resources, allowing health systems to more quickly implement the best solutions with greater confidence and efficiency.

"Aurora's goals align with AVIA and its network members: to work collaboratively to identify and implement solutions that can reshape the healthcare delivery system," said Eric Langshur, AVIA co-founder. "They are a strong addition to AVIA's vibrant, growing ecosystem."

"Our relationship with AVIA brings an exciting opportunity to collaborate with other leading health systems from around the country as we continuously look to innovate, evolve and transform the delivery of care to best serve our patients," said Nick Turkal, MD, CEO of Aurora Health Care. "We look forward to further exploring the pipeline of potential tech-enabled innovations and solutions driven by AVIA's Innovator Network that will help us to deliver the very best patient care in an efficient, cost-effective manner."

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About AVIA
AVIA is healthcare's only provider-led accelerator. We believe that transformation requires innovation, and innovation starts with a focus on health systems' challenges and opportunities. The AVIA Innovator Network includes sixteen forward-leaning provider organizations seeking to address pressing challenges that are ripe for innovation. AVIA drives a rigorous process to help our members evaluate, select, source, and deploy the best tech-enabled solutions that support transformation. This process reduces risk, accelerates action, creates financial opportunities, and clears the way for health systems to take on more opportunities. Learn more about AVIA at www.aviahealthinnovation.com.

Press Contact: Derek Baird, 312.999.9600, dbaird@aviahealthinnovation.com

Aurora Health Care
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

Press Contact: Tami Kou, 414.299.1860, tami.kou@aurora.org

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