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US: Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare calls for innovations in MSK digital health

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), a collaboration between Johns Hopkins Medicine in the US and Saudi Aramco, an energy and chemicals company in Saudi Arabia, has announced a new opportunity for innovators in musculoskeletal care (MSK).

The call for applications, shared on LinkedIn by Tamara Sunbul, medical director of clinical informatics at JHAH, announces the search for “pioneering companies in the digital healthcare sector that focus on MSK care”, and digital solutions aimed at enhancing MSK health.

According to the announcement, solutions should be “at least at the prototype stage”, and should be potentially scalable.

In return, JHAH is offering innovators the chance of a collaboration, facilitating real-world testing within a healthcare setting, with successful technologies potentially having the opportunity to be adopted across JHAH’s network.

Those looking to apply will need to answer questions about their organisation and innovation, being prepared to explain the problem that it addresses, how it works, what makes it unique or “novel”, and who will benefit from it.

Innovators may also upload evidence, research, or additional documentation supporting their application when completing the short application form.

The deadline for submissions is the 6 June, 2024.

To learn more about the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare collaboration, please click here.

In related news from the US, US-based healthcare organisation Ascension has released an update following the detection of unusual activity on select technology network systems on Wednesday, stating that it now believes this to be the result of a cybersecurity event. The company noted that it’s working with “internal and external advisors to investigate, contain, and restore systems”.

And in news from Saudi Arabia, Elm, a Saudi-based digital solutions provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Gulf Health Council, with the aim of advancing “cooperation and efforts in order to serve the targeted clientele and enhance the continuity of services within the health sector”.