Business Alliance Welcomes New Business Development Leaders Furthers Mission to Foster Talent, Drive Bio-Industry growth

The New Orleans Business Alliance warmly welcomed two new team members to the local economic development organization to help grow the city’s growing Millennial professional talent base and the area’s bioinnovation industry. “We are delighted to welcome professionals of Victoria Adams Phipps’s and Jeanette Weiland’s caliber...

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Alertgy wins NOLA Health Innovators Challenge Diabetes Pitch Competition

AlertgyBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System Award $36,000 in Funding at NOLAHI Finale

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System to present Alertgy with $36,000 on Tuesday as part of the inaugural New Orleans Health Innovators Challenge. Alertgy will now work within the New Orleans medical community to further develop its solution – a wearable, noninvasive, real-time blood glucose monitoring and alert system that works with a smartphone application. 

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Introducing Diabetes Care Finalists in the NOLAHI Challenge

finalists NOLAHIThe Center for Disease Control estimates that by 2050, nearly 1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. Louisiana has the 5th-highest rate of diabetes in the nation. NOLABA partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System to seek innovative solutions to solve this epidemic by issuing a nationwide call for ideas, the NOLA Health Innovators Challenge (NOLAHI). Three finalists have been chosen to pitch their solutions for improving diabetes care on March 20.
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NOLAHI Pitch Contest Addresses Critical New Orleans Healthcare Needs

nolahi challengeImagine New Orleans with a healthier patient population and an increase in business activity through a spark in innovation. The NOLA Health Innovators Challenge (NOLAHI) aims to achieve these goals by selecting the most innovative solutions to three of the city's most critical health challenges and then providing funding and support to launch pilot programs in New Orleans. NOLAHI is a signature initiative of NOLABA brought to you by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System. 
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