NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HITLABSM, a health care innovation and teaching lab, is pleased to announce NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital as the Platinum sponsor for its HITLAB Innovators SummitSM and HITLAB World CupSM on December 1, 2014 at Columbia University's Low Library.
As the HITLAB Innovators Summit's Platinum sponsor, NewYork-Presbyterian's support will be visible throughout the day-long event, which will bring together leaders in health care and technology to address the world's most significant health care needs through industry-specific discussions on advancing health care innovation, solutions-focused workshops in design, medical technology demos, and the HITLAB World Cup innovation challenge. The Hospital will have significant floor space to showcase its prominence as a leading provider of patient care and medical research, and engage with event attendees, featuring technology and app demos from its Innovation Center.
"As a leading academic medical center, we strive to be at the forefront of health care innovation," said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "We are very pleased to sponsor The HITLAB Innovators Summit and HITLAB World Cup as we work together on developing creative, patient-centered approaches to transforming the health care experience for patients and providers."
Dr. Robert Kelly, President, NewYork-Presbyterian, will give the Summit's keynote address and Dr. Peter Fleischut, Associate Chief Innovation Officer, will preside as one of the HITLAB World Cup innovation challenge judges.
"We are looking forward to collaborating with entrepreneurs, designers, investors, policy makers, and health care professionals to address the challenges we face as a global industry," said Aurelia Boyer, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
"NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital leads the country in breakthrough patient care and medical research, and we are excited to have such a renowned institution sponsor our event," said Vivian Peng, Director of the HITLAB Innovators Summit and HITLAB World Cup.
Additional information on the HITLAB Innovators Summit and registration details can be found at www.hitlabsummit.com. Sponsorship opportunities are available for interested health care leaders.
About NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive hospitals, with some 2,600 beds among its six campuses. The hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
About the HITLAB Innovators SummitSM and HITLAB World CupSM
The HITLAB Innovators Summit brings together leaders from across the globe to share ideas and innovative approaches to addressing global health needs. As part of the daylong event, the HITLAB World Cup challenges entrepreneurs and innovators in health care and information technology to tackle global public health issues. www.hitlabsummit.com
HITLAB is a health care innovation and teaching lab with a presence in the United States and India. We ideate, create, and evaluate innovative solutions to health care challenges for companies, foundations, multi-lateral agencies, and governments. In partnership with others whose missions align with ours, we independently, ethically, and efficiently design studies, programs, and products that improve health care access and quality throughout the world. www.hitlab.org