Indiana's life sciences initiative has unveiled an online information hub. BioCrossroads says features resources including third-party research, annual reports and information from industry conferences.

August 8, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Over the last decade, BioCrossroads has compiled significant data and a series of expert studies and analyses on Indiana's highly diversified life sciences sector, all as a part of a larger mission to educate and broaden Hoosier awareness of this major sector of opportunity and growth for Indiana's economy. In an effort to enhance the ability to disseminate information to the public and to make the information readily available to all, BioCrossroads announced today the launch of a new educational website to serve as a hub for life sciences information and intelligence for Indiana ? will serve as a destination website for BioCrossroads?? substantial educational offerings, including third-party research, sector and sub-sector reports, annual reports, educational sessions and conferences and other data compiled by BioCrossroads since inception in 2002. The data is organized by topic as well as date for easy searching, browsing and downloading.

The newest report posted to the repository, “Healthcare Driven Innovation: An assessment of opportunities in Central Indiana,” is BioCrossroads' assessment of Central Indiana's hospital and health system landscape and explores specific opportunities to drive innovative product and process improvements in the clinical setting.

“The current healthcare environment marked by increasing quality and cost accountability, evolving physician©industry relationships and increasing physician-hospital alignment makes hospitals and health systems?? focus on innovation that improves the quality and efficiency of care for patients even more crucial,” said Matthew T. Hall, project director, BioCrossroads. “Through innovation, we see opportunities to leverage key assets within Indiana's healthcare and life sciences sectors to discover, develop and commercialize better and more cost effective care solutions.”

In the Healthcare Driven Innovation analysis, BioCrossroads provides perspective on the principal Central Indiana healthcare systems and summarizes the major factors that are influencing care delivery and innovation today. The study includes an audit of proven national models to determine best practices, as well as an assessment of Indiana??s ecosystem through interviews and fact finding with Central Indiana hospitals and hospital executive staff.

“Healthcare driven innovation models focusing on technology innovation and process improvements have been proven elsewhere in places like the Cleveland Clinic,” added Samuel L. Odle, senior policy advisor, Bose Public Affairs. “Our life sciences landscape is flanked by a sophisticated network of hospitals and healthcare providers making Indiana a fertile ecosystem where healthcare driven innovation models can thrive.”

For more information on this report and other reports and events from 2004 to today, visit

About BioCrossroads

BioCrossroads ( advances Indiana??s signature strengths in the life sciences by connecting with corporate, academic and philanthropic partners; facilitating investments in promising start ups and building new enterprises; and educating through conferences, reports and market development knowledge. The initiative supports the region's existing research and corporate strengths while encouraging new business development and has formed several new nonprofit organizations, including Indiana Health Information Exchange, Fairbanks Institute for Healthy Communities, BioCrossroadsLINX, OrthoWorx, and Datalys Center.

Source: BioCrossroads

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