Improving Consumer and Provider Integration through Medical Device and Digital Health Innovation


The MedHealth Summit will bring together healthcare organizations and innovators to catalyze the development of solutions and adoption of technologies that use health IT, digital platforms, and medical devices to solve key healthcare challenges in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario. The MedHealth Summit will serve as a platform for collaborative innovation, providing a myriad of opportunities for networking and education about medical device and digital health innovation in our region.

The MedHealth Summit will be held on February 14, 2017
at TechTown Detroit.

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The MedHealth Challenge is seeking innovative medical device and digital health solutions to help consumers, caregivers, providers, and supporting institutions know more about their health, driving appropriate utilization and improved healthcare options.

Currently, providers, consumers, and all healthcare stakeholders in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario lack information or resources to help them make appropriate choices for accessing the right level of care, which often lead to unnecessary use of higher-cost resources. There is also significant opportunity for electronic health record (EHR) optimization, better linking information across the healthcare continuum creating more robust records of the consumers’ health, and empowering providers to recommend more appropriate healthcare decisions for the consumer.

The MedHealth Challenge is an opportunity for innovators to submit medical device and digital health concepts to meet the needs of health providers. Respondents will participate along two tracks:

Early-Stage Companies

Early-stage companies will compete for cash and in-kind prizes, and finalists will be selected to participate in the MedHealth Challenge Pitch Session during the MedHealth Summit

Market-Ready Companies

Market-ready companies will apply to participate in the MedHealth Challenge Pilot Program. Finalists will have the opportunity to discuss their concepts with healthcare organizations in 1:1 matchmaking sessions during the MedHealth Summit, then potentially partner with healthcare organizations to pilot their concepts.



The MedHealth Regional Innovation Cluster is a collaborative, cross-border initiative leveraging the combined assets and opportunities of Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario to advance the region’s status as a hub of innovation within the healthcare industry. The MedHealth Summit Committee, including many of these partners, have advised on the development of the MedHealth Summit and MedHealth Challenge. The MedHealth Summit is supported through funding from the New Economy Initiative. Partners include:

  • Arbor Hospice
  • Beaumont Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Digital Venture Factory
  • GE Healthcare
  • Detroit Regional Chamber – Health Care Initiatives
  • Fast Forward Medical Innovation, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Hacking Health Global
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Henry Ford Innovation Institute
  • in2Being
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Mobile Diagnostic Services
  • Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Oakland County
  • Oakland University OU INC
  • TechTown Detroit
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Windsor
  • Wayne State University
  • WEtech Alliance
  • WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation
  • World Health Innovation Network