Healthbox announced its collaboration with HCSC (Health Care Service Corporation) and five leading hospitals and health systems—Advocate Health Care, Ascension, Community Health Network, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare and Ridgeview Medical Center—for its third Chicago accelerator. Eight companies have been carefully selected for the program by this collaborative group of healthcare industry organizations by demonstrating not only their experience in building innovative technologies but their flexibility to evolve as healthcare marketplace needs shift over time. We are product to announce that DFA’s Luna Lights is one of these selected start-ups! 

Joined by other start-ups including 3rd Eye HealthBenecureFitnessCubedLIYEN, MyCareTextSecure Healing, and Varsa Health, Luna Lights is a fall prevention solution for elderly that includes a smart lighting system and cloud-based analytics. See their video below.

This is just the beginning for the companies selected to participate in the accelerator. After pitching to a group of over 100 Chicago industry professionals today, the companies will be guided through a customized curriculum to drive product and business development. Stay up-to-date on Healthbox Chicago and other Healthbox news by visiting our website at www.healthbox.com or following them on twitter @health_box.

About Healthbox

Healthbox (www.healthbox.com) is the preeminent resource to help healthcare startups achieve meaningful growth. Healthbox works with early-stage companies that are solving significant problems with technology. With operations in Boston, Chicago, Florida, Nashville and London, Healthbox has created a strong, global community dedicated to driving change in healthcare. Healthbox has a portfolio of 55 active companies and strategic partnerships with more than 20 healthcare organizations that have invested in Healthbox.

About Health Care Service Corporation

Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall, with more than 14 million members in its Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and has a rating of AA- (Very Strong) from Standard and Poor’s, A1 (Good) from Moody’s and A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best Company. For more information, please visit www.HCSC.com, visit our Facebook page or follow us at www.twitter.com/HCSC.