Health System Partners Panel

Novel Partnering Approaches to Improve Quality of Care

Thursday (3/16) – 10 AM EDT

Healthcare organizations are embracing innovations and becoming a key training ground to test the medical benefits, technical feasibility, and business viability of new technology breakthroughs.

From innovation centers to investment vehicles, healthcare organizations have become critical partners for entrepreneurs. This panel will reveal the changing role healthcare organizations are playing in fostering innovation.

Topics may include:

  • What are hospitals and health networks doing to engage with new technology companies?
  • How can a startup get the most out of conducting pilot studies with a healthcare system partner?
  • How do early stage companies work with healthcare systems to generate user experience for their new technologies?
  • How can healthcare organizations share their technical expertise with startups?

This RESI panel will help entrepreneurs navigate complex healthcare systems and bring their companies to the next milestone.


Mayank Taneja, Director of Venture Investments, OSF Healthcare Ventures (Moderator)

Mayank is the Vice President of Venture Investments for OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, a non-profit, faith-based health care system with 14 hospitals in Illinois and Michigan.

In this role, Mayank manages the venture program and leads the effort to invest in devices, diagnostics, emerging digital solutions and technology-enabled service companies that can improve patient outcomes and/or reduce costs to the Ministry.

Mayank joined OSF Ventures in 2016 as one of the early members of the venture team. He brings experience in the health care industry across multiple disciplines including the practice of medicine, working with early stage companies, supporting venture investments and innovation strategies.

He currently serves as a Board Observer on InsightRx, CareSignal, Exo Imaging, SilverCloud, PhotoniCare and VIDA. Mayank also served as a Board Observer on Paradigm Diagnostics prior to its acquisition.

Before joining the OSF Ventures team, Mayank worked with the usability services team at OSF and helped medical device startups with piloting their technologies and performing human factor studies for FDA submission. He also assisted the OSF medical simulation for-profit spinoff, SIMNEXT LLC, with early business support and go-to-market strategy.

Prior to joining OSF HealthCare, Mayank worked at Zimmer Inc. in its post market risk surveillance division as part of the Zimmer Leadership Program. He received his medical school degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in India and his MBA from The Ohio State University (Fisher College). Mayank practiced internal medicine for four years in New Delhi, India.

Gaye Bok, Partner, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation Fund (AIDIF)