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Cambia Grove healthcare innovation hub in Seattle rebrands to well being coverage heart

Regence Well being Coverage Middle Director Vince Porter. (Well being Coverage Middle Photograph)

Seattle healthcare innovation hub Cambia Grove has reworked into one thing new: the Regence Well being Coverage Middle.

Cambia Grove launched in 2015 to handle boundaries to healthcare innovation and break down silos between startups and established gamers out there. It had a selected deal with entrepreneurship and likewise served as a neighborhood assembly place and co-working area.

The brand new heart will deal with coverage.

“Policymakers, material consultants and thought leaders throughout the business should work collectively to unravel and tackle the rising challenges dealing with well being care regardless of the political panorama,” mentioned the brand new heart’s director Vince Porter in a welcome letter.

Porter beforehand served as director of presidency affairs for Oregon at Portland-based Cambia Well being Options, which was behind Cambia Grove and owns Regence and different healthcare corporations.

The brand new heart will reveal its first focus space subsequent week, and programming will comply with within the subsequent few months, mentioned public coverage specialist Nolan Jekich. The group goals to “promote collaboration, inform coverage, and develop options,” in accordance with its web site, launched Wednesday.

The coverage heart will construct on Cambia Grove’s community of organizations and enterprise to “inform, debate, and advance public insurance policies that decrease prices, enhance entry, and promote a extra person-focused well being care system,” added Jekich.

Cambia Grove assembled knowledge sources on healthcare, generated stories on the innovation panorama, and held conferences on matters resembling knowledge interoperability throughout well being programs. The hub additionally sponsored an annual Innovator Fellowship Program and launched a startup competitors, which will probably be discontinued.

Cambia Grove’s 9,000 square-foot heart in downtown Seattle featured a co-working area, however that stopped working early within the pandemic and has but to open once more, becoming a member of different co-working spots within the metropolis that suffered or closed throughout the pandemic.

The Regence Well being Coverage Middle group plans to renew in-person occasions on the area sooner or later.

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