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AMA partnership aims at developing new technologies

February 12, 2015
by Richard R. Rogoski
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The American Medical Association (AMA) and MATTER, a healthcare technology incubator in Chicago, have announced a partnership aimed at developing new technologies.

In creating the AMA Interaction Studio at MATTER, the partners intend on bringing together physicians, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and industry experts to develop and test new technologies, services and products in a simulated healthcare environment.

The 450-square-foot facility that will be the home for this effort will be fitted out with the latest audio and video technologies, as well as other IT components to allow collaborators to focus on the challenges and solutions needed for tomorrow's healthcare delivery systems.

"Innovation is a key driver in making the health system work better for everyone, and together we can educate and inspire entrepreneurs to deliver technologies that will transform health care," said AMA CEO and executive vice president James L. Madara, MD, in a press release. "The AMA's partnership with MATTER will create an environment where entrepreneurs can directly collaborate with and gain insights from physicians and the health care community to improve and advance technologies, products and services that will improve the health of the nation."