ArcheMedX was honored to be a tech innovator finalist at the recent 18th Annual Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) Awards Gala. ArcheMedX joins a long list of notable past CBIC Gala Awards Finalists and Recipients such as Psikick, WillowTree, Maternity Neighborhood, Hotelicopter, Silverchair, MusicToday, and VividCortex to name just a few.
This year ArcheMedX was nominated for its collaboration with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for developing an innovative educational program to address the unique training needs of 11,000+ Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices across the country. The program employs a blended approach of clinician-led regional workshops and an innovative team-based online learning experience, powered by ArcheMedX. To support this initiative and other collaborative training programs, ArcheMedX developed a new product, ArcheTeam, which NCQA is utilizing to dynamically create 11,000+ private and secure “learning communities of practice” that enable each PCMH to bring its clinical and administrative staff together to participate in training activities as a team.
The themes of “team work” and “collaboration” that led to this nomination are also the driving force behind bringing Charlottesville’s tech and innovation community together for this year’s Awards Gala. While Charlottesville has been known for nearly two hundred years as the home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, and the University of Virginia, in more recent years the region’s pristine natural beauty, burgeoning wine country, and acclaimed quality of life have gained widespread attention.
However, Charlottesville is also home to a thriving tech and innovation community and was recently named the fastest growing venture ecosystem in the United States by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). According to data published by NVCA and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) Charlottesville experienced the greatest rate of growth as measured by venture investment dollars with a 156.5 percent increase since 2010.
Those of us fortunate enough to live and work here over the past few years have seen Charlottesville’s evolution as an innovation hub accelerating, thanks in large part to the collaboration and continued team work across the University of Virginia, Darden’s iLab, UVA’s Licensing and Ventures Group (LVG), the Tom Tom Festival, HackCville, and of course the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council. Together, the community has forged an ever-strengthening bond around a common mission to encourage, promote, and support a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurs, innovators, and technologists to thrive in.
Congratulations to all of the award winners and finalists. Thank you for making Charlottesville a vibrant home for ArcheMedX and all our fellow innovators.
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