ICHP joins AVIA, uniting US and UK innovation best practice

We’re pleased to announce that ICHP is the newest member of AVIA, the leading network for health systems seeking to innovate and transform by unlocking the power of digital.

We are the first international member to join AVIA. We will work together with the network to address strategic healthcare challenges that span geographies, including behavioural health and outcome-based care. By joining AVIA, ICHP can now collaborate with its 25+ member health systems in the United States. AVIA will work closely with Dr. Axel Heitmueller, Managing Director, to marry the best ideas from the UK and the US for its members.

Dr. Axel Heitmueller, Managing Director at ICHP, said: “We are excited to join AVIA’s Innovator Network and establish a mutually beneficial expertise exchange with the US innovation community. AVIA’s deep understanding of digital health and innovation will be invaluable to our members in London as we continue to drive innovation across the National Health Service (NHS). We look forward to working together for the benefit of our collective populations.”

To jumpstart collaboration, ICHP and AVIA will engage in a “Fellow Exchange” where leaders from ICHP will visit AVIA’s offices in Chicago and leaders from AVIA will spend time at ICHP offices in London. The goal of this exchange program is to share innovation best practices, spend dedicated time with leadership, and make introductions to other innovative organizations within each respective ecosystem.

“We are thrilled to welcome Imperial College Health Partners to the AVIA Innovator Network as our first international member,” said Eric Langshur, CEO and Co-founder. “Collaboration is the founding principle of AVIA, and ICHP is a leading authority on innovation in the United Kingdom. It will be so vital to share our learnings and best practices with the UK, and together we’ll be smarter and faster on our journeys to transform healthcare.”