Partnering with CHW
Identifying and working with compatible partners is a key component of Catholic Healthcare West's commitment to quality health care and cutting edge of innovation.
Licensing agreements are the foundation from which CHW, as a not-for-profit organization, contributes its expertise to individuals and institutions.
The purpose of licensing to industry is to:
Provide a mechanism for transfering the results of research to the public for the public benefit
Meet obligations to sponsors and regulatory requirements
Generate royalty income for the benefit of CHW;
To promote further research
Identifying appropriate commercial partners is an essential element of technology transfer. Once a potential partner is identified, license agremeents are negotiated and executed through CHW's IP office. Licensing terms and conditions vary but all share the belief and expectation that an equitable arrangement is the basis for a sustained business relationship. Consistent with CHW's policy and practice, proceeds from licensing income are shared between the inventor(s) and CHW.
Center for Imaging Innovation
As a collaborative effort between St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and its Barrow Neurological Institute, Arizona State University and General Electric, this Center combines science and engineering with clinical expertise to develop "Next Generation" imaging technology. This partnership focuses an integrated multi-disciplinary team using a shared platform, code and algorithm on a common developmental goal.
DiCom Grid™, a healthcare IT company that delivers a comprehensive Internet based platform to make digital medical imaging accessible and affordable, and CHW have partnered to beta test and create applications of Dicom Grid's proprietary software. DICOM Grid™ promotes improved efficiencies, aims to reduce errors while improving quality and maintains patient privacy safeguards mandated by law. Lowering costs without sacrificing quality is key to improving our country's health care system, and CHW is committed to participate in advancing innovative solutions.
CHW and Early Sense are working together to test a contact-free, patient supervision and monitoring system in a number of CHW facilities. The goal is to demonstrate and document the effectiveness and impact of a system designed to proactively promote patient safety and better outcomes through continuous monitoring and reporting of patient vital signs and activity levels.
In order to better manage, specific operational efficiencies, CHW is working with Emerge.MD, a healthcare software development company specializing in its Communities for a Cure, Healthcare Accelerators, OnePass, and OnePlace products. CHW and Emerge.MD have partnered to develop customized applications capturing data pertaining to care cycles and clinical research activities. Emerge.MD's motto: "Connecting Medicine and Technology to Benefit Our Communities™ is coherent and consistent with CHW's mission and vision for service within its communities.