Health

A Hub Of Health & Fitness Tech

Colorado Springs, is home to the U.S. Olympic Training Center as well as the central office for more than 57 national and international sports organizations. Together with the strong presence of the computer technology design and manufacturing community in our region, the Colorado Springs area has spawned and attracted numerous sports-related manufacturers and suppliers, such as SRAM, Borealis Fat Bikes, and National Strength and Conditioning Association. The outdoor sport facilities and presence of athletes in our area make it an ideal place to design and test health-related technologies such as wearables and high-tech fitness equipment.

Tech & Healthcare Industry Collaboration

Health care providers in the Colorado Springs area are pioneering a system for secure health information exchange between local providers and the state-wide health information system. With funding from grants as well as the local health care community, this system incorporates exchange with military health data stores in order to facilitate transition of care for our soldiers and their families as well as support for the VA and Tricare health services.

A major branch of the UCHealth System, as well as the Centura Hospital System, serve the region’s health care needs. Colorado Springs is also home to Evans Army Community Hospital, a regional military hospital that leads the nation in health care technology. Our health care system serves El Paso County as well as surrounding rural communities. Health care leaders are establishing analytics and regional health care payment reform initiatives based on a community of collaboration and support for innovation in health care.

Local Service Integration

The Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences in Colorado Springs offers an integrated system of health services under the UCCS/UCHealth umbrella. The Center houses a branch of the CU Medical School and a major Medicaid clinic (Peak Vista) as well as the Aging Center, a nutrition clinic, the Center for Active Living and the Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic. These service centers collaborate with entrepreneurs and academics to push the frontiers of knowledge and innovation in health care information and technology.

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