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Member Perspective: Summer Knight

Member Perspective: Summer Knight

Posted Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Dr. Summer Knight, Chief Executive Officer, Firecracker International @DrSummerKnight @FirecrackerIntl What steps must the Greater Philadelphia region take to become the healthiest community in the nation? If Philadelphia plans to leverage its health care assets to become the healthiest community in the nation, we must first address the problem at hand. The Problem   […]

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Member Perspective: Heather Steinman

Member Perspective: Heather Steinman

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Heather A. Steinman, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President for Business Development and Executive Director of Technology Transfer at The Wistar Institute @TheWistar What role will the Philadelphia Research Consortium play in Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem? We recognize that Philadelphia is an exceptional place to do life sciences research, discovery and clinical translation. We […]

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Ezekiel Emanuel: “Collaboration is Key to the Future of Health Care”

Ezekiel Emanuel: “Collaboration is Key to the Future of Health Care”

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

On April 26, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., delivered an insightful keynote presentation at Shaping Health Care: Understanding the Regional Impact of Changes to Health Care. There, Dr. Emanuel went over lessons learned from the Affordable Care Act he helped engineer, including details on health spending costs, which have slowed, and readmission numbers, which have […]

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Member Perspective: Jack Lynch

Member Perspective: Jack Lynch

Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Jack Lynch, President & CEO, Main Line Health What economic trends or issues will create opportunities or challenges for our region’s health care industry in 2017? As we enter 2017, payment reform, lower reimbursement rates from all payers and decreased inpatient discharges in our region are all evolving elements that will continue to affect […]

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Philadelphia now has a $6 million fund to back local health IT startups

Philadelphia now has a $6 million fund to back local health IT startups

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published by Technical.ly Philly. Safeguard Scientifics, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Independence Blue Cross are backing the fund, with the hope of turning the region into a health IT powerhouse. Early-stage health IT startups in Philly are getting one more door to knock on for seed capital: a new $6 million investment […]

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Early Stage Digital Health Companies In Philadelphia Get Boost With $6 Million Funding Initiative

Early Stage Digital Health Companies In Philadelphia Get Boost With $6 Million Funding Initiative

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | 0 comments

This press release was originally published by Safeguard Scientifics. “Joining with these leaders who bring domain knowledge and expertise strengthens Greater Philadelphia’s position to support one of its most thriving technology sectors. Such a collaboration enhances and multiplies the quality of assessment, feedback and opportunity available to the region’s digital health entrepreneurial talent, promoting development […]

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New $6M funding effort for digital health firms in Philadelphia

New $6M funding effort for digital health firms in Philadelphia

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published by the Philly.com. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Health Group, and Safeguard Scientifics announced plans Thursday to spend a total of $6 million over the next for years funding early-stage digital health-care startups. Each of the partners has pledged $2 million. Ben Franklin will manage the effort, […]

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Member Perspective: Barry R. Freedman

Member Perspective: Barry R. Freedman

Posted Friday, November 4th, 2016 | 0 comments

The Action Teams of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia are industry and subject matter specific initiatives designed to create deep engagement within Chamber member companies. These focused cohorts of outcomes-oriented, industry leaders collaborate on substantive work that directly impacts their businesses and our community. Guest Commentator:  Barry R. Freedman, President and CEO, Einstein […]

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What a Tax Overhaul Means for the Business Community

What a Tax Overhaul Means for the Business Community

Posted Friday, November 4th, 2016 | 0 comments

Last month, the Chamber was pleased to host a roundtable with U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. to discuss the prospects of a comprehensive tax overhaul in a new Congress and Administration next year. Senator Casey serves on the Senate Committee on Finance which is responsible for taxation and revenue to the United States government. […]

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‘Our Lives Depend on It’

‘Our Lives Depend on It’

Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 | 0 comments

This article was originally published in Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING The Chamber is participating in a collaborative effort to deliver affordable health care to North Philadelphia. The serial entrepreneur, billionaire and founder of PayPal, Peter Theil, once said, “We were promised flying cars, but instead we got 140 characters.” Theil’s quote stemmed from his belief […]

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