The Digital Health Breakthrough Network is an NYCEDC-HITLAB partnership in NYCEDC’s digital health portfolio. The portfolio is helping New York City be a leading center of digital health, spurring innovation in the City’s healthcare industry, and ensuring jobs for the more than half-a-million-and-growing healthcare workers in the City. The Network aims to create jobs in New York City by putting early-stage health tech startups on an accelerated track to become viable businesses.
Building on the success of Pilot Health Tech NYC, another NYCEDC initiative, selected pre-revenue and pre-Series A startups have their nascent health technologies run through rapid pilot studies designed by HITLAB. With support from an advisory board, HITLAB implements the studies with Network Members such as clinics, pharmacies, and doctors’ offices that inexpensively simulate broad market use. Network Members benefit from exposure to cutting-edge technologies, including apps, devices, and cloud-based platforms.
The Network is an innovative model for startups to generate meaningful data, validate prototypes, and attract early clients and investors as they grow, create jobs, and meet the health needs of New Yorkers and people around the world.
The Network formally launched February 17, when nearly 200 leaders in health and technology assembled at the Alexandria Center for Life Science – NYC to celebrate the newest funding recipients of Pilot Health Tech NYC.