Our Mission

The Smart Health Innovation Lab is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between healthcare delivery systems, a payor, and a technology company to advance new technologies that transform healthcare.

We are dedicated to advancing the quadruple aim of healthcare — improving health outcomes, enhancing the patient experience, lowering costs, and reducing the physician burden. We believe innovation is a key component to achieving that goal. Unlike most innovation labs, we help companies with market-ready products overcome the unique late-stage challenges to integrating innovative products into real-world systems and gaining market adoption. The Smart Health Innovation Lab provides a well-structured process and a full range of expertise needed for a more efficient, more predictable path to market.

Founders Aspire Ventures, Capital BlueCross, Clio Health, and Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine are committed to transforming healthcare through greater collaboration and more meaningful innovation.

Aspire Ventures

Aspire Ventures, an Aspire Universal Company, is a private equity firm focused on transforming industries and impact investment with breakthrough technologies. Aspire Ventures leverages its capital, intellectual property and domain expertise to help bring innovations to market faster and more cost effectively for the benefit of people worldwide.

Aspire Ventures has developed A2I, an adaptive artificial intelligence platform, to help its portfolio companies offer innovative mobile, cloud, and machine learning solutions for a variety of industry sectors, most notably healthcare. Aspire Ventures is leading several initiatives to create a patient-centered model in healthcare powered by precision medicine technologies.

Capital BlueCross

Capital BlueCross, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., has been providing healthcare coverage in Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley for 80 years. It offers access to a customer-centric healthcare experience along with technology solutions that promote the health and wellness of our customers and the communities in which they live.

Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association, serving 21 counties in the heart of Pennsylvania.

Clio Health Lancaster

Clio Health Lancaster, an Aspire Ventures affiliate, is a smart healthcare facility focused on transforming the patient experience and improving health outcomes at lower cost through innovative processes, a cutting edge technology ecosystem, and strategic collaborations. The campus, due to open early 2018, will include a specialty surgical hospital, physician offices, and ancillary services. The Lancaster campus is the first phase of a broader initiative by Clio Health to impact healthcare with innovative facilities across the U.S.

Lancaster General Health

Lancaster General Health (LG Health), a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a 663-licensed bed
not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare). Our membership in Penn Medicine joins the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community health-care system. Outpatient services are provided at more than 30 centers and express and urgent-care locations; more than 400 primary and specialty providers participate in our employed-physician network.

At the Lab

Located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania, our 16,000 square-foot innovation lab provides startups everything they need to fully test and integrate their products. Our state-of-the-art simulated care environments — including an outpatient clinic, inpatient rooms, and home settings — let resident companies validate their technologies across the care continuum in real world settings.

Management Team

Board of Managers

Board Observers