Through our EDA SPRINT Challenge grant, Health Tech Alley is stimulating local economies and building regional talent through an innovative accelerator program, Catalyzing Advances in Technology for Community Health (CATCH). CATCH brings health technology entrepreneurs, community health care organizations serving underserved, and local governments together to improve health outcomes, upskill the health IT workforce, and uplift communities.
with MedChi & Zane Networks
HTA partnered with Zane Networks and MedChi to conduct a telehealth webinar series and assist healthcare organizations to implement telehealth and remote patient management. The project helps providers serving underserved communities enhance and implement telehealth technology to better serve their patients. Webinars provided an overview of legislation, reimbursement, and real-world telehealth in peer practices; using telehealth to improve healthcare access; and using partnerships to advance and coordinate care.
Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center
EHR Selection & Implementation
HTA filled a void by leading selection of a Behavioral Health Electronic Health record for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. To comply with new regulations in the State of Maryland, Grassroots is opening an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic that must be supported by an operational EHR by July 1, 2022. HTA is providing support and technical assistance to Grassroots through the implementation and training on the selected EHR. If HTA had not stepped in at the right time, Grassroots could have been at risk of closing its doors.
Volunteers of America
State requirements to improve coordination of health and behavioral health services require Volunteers ofAmerica (VOA) to implement a Behavioral Electronic Health Records system that works with Maryland Medicaid by July 1, 2022. Without an EHR, VOA could not provide critical services including housing, food, and medical assistance to homeless individuals. VOA did not have experience or resources to implement an EHR system. HTA stepped up to provide capacity-building and technical assistance to help VOA keep serving vulnerable individuals.
Optimizing EHR eCW for DC
Primary Care Association
HTA is partnering with the DC Primary Care Association to improve the EHR system eCW. The project focuses on improving documentation quality and completeness, system use efficiency, user skills and knowledge for FQHC's who do not have the resources to make improvements on their own. HTA is addressing clinic and user-specific pain points that have impacted effective patient care, efficient and comprehensive clinical documentation, as well as end-user satisfaction.
Healthcare Career Fundamentals
With UMMC, HCC, & PassItOn
HTA is partnering with Howard Community College and Pass IT On to train workers to fill high need roles at University of Maryland Medical Center. Partners are developing curriculum to launch this training and certification programming in March 2022 for underemployed and unemployed workers. The program will focus on technology literacy, patient intake, active listening, teaming, and career success skills.
Advising and Mentoring Innovators and Entrepreneurs
HTA is actively engaged in creating opportunities for underestimated populations by advising, coaching and mentoring Healthcare and Tech founder-entrepreneurs. Connect entrepreneurs to startup network ecosystems. HTA is a sponsor and advisor for NewWave Foundation Startup Showcase, Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentoring Services and 'DEI In Action' program, Maryland Innovation Center Pitch Competition, Loyola University's Baltipreneurs Accelerator, Upsurge Equitech, Startup Grind, and more.
Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring
For Whitman Walker Health
HTA is partnering with Huron Consulting Group on a telehealth and remote patient monitoring service delivery engagement for Whitman Walker Health, a pre-eminent Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Washington, DC. Whitman Walker has a strong reputation for serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities, and making healthcare accessible to vulnerable and underserved populations. This project will build on this legacy of offering services with dignity, respect and love.
HTA is sponsoring health innovation fellowships for HBCU students in Maryland and Washington, DC. Catalyzing the entrepreneurial spirit is critical to growing local economies and expanding economic opportunities for all. Building capacity to promote health and wellness on campuses is critical for students completing their studies in stressful times. These fellowships match a student or student teams with a health or wellness organization to impact health, wellness, and equity both on campuses and in the wider community.