St. Luke’s University Health Network Joins Forces with AVIA to Further Mission of Providing World-Class Clinical Care

St. Luke’s University Health Network joins AVIA’s growing collaborative of forward-leaning health systems

December 15, 2015, CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVIA announced today that St. Luke’s University Health Network has joined the AVIA Innovator Network. St. Luke’s becomes part of a growing collaborative of forward-leaning health systems seeking to transform healthcare by leveraging emerging technologies and new care models.

St. Luke’s has a strong innovation track record, demonstrated through initiatives such as PriceChecker, a price transparency tool helping patients understand and pay for healthcare services in advance. St. Luke’s will work with AVIA to implement the best technology-enabled solutions in areas such as post-discharge follow-up, patient flow, and behavioral health.

By bringing health systems together to work on shared challenges, AVIA’s process de-risks the emerging technology selection and prepares members for implementation success. This rigorous process includes problem identification, market landscaping, vendor evaluations, implementation planning, and accelerated adoption. As a result, AVIA members are able to move forward together faster – with confidence.

“St. Luke’s will be a valuable addition to the AVIA Innovator Network. The leadership team is making bold moves in quality improvement, patient experience, and operational efficiency,” said Eric Langshur, CEO and co-founder of AVIA. “We are thrilled to help St. Luke’s accelerate its innovation agenda.”

“We are excited to work together with AVIA and other leading health systems across the country to identify best-in-class technologies to support St. Luke’s ongoing mission of providing world-class clinical care in our community,” said Chad Brisendine, Chief Information Officer at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

About AVIA

AVIA is healthcare’s only provider-led accelerator. We believe that transformation requires innovation, and innovation starts with a focus on health systems’ challenges and opportunities. The AVIA Innovator Network includes forward-leaning provider organizations seeking to address pressing challenges that are ripe for innovation. AVIA drives a rigorous process to help our members evaluate, select, source, and deploy the best tech-enabled solutions that support transformation while optimizing financial value. This process reduces risk, accelerates action, creates financial opportunities, and clears the way for health systems to take on more opportunities. Learn more about AVIA at, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @HealthAVIA.

About St. Luke’s University Health Network

St. Luke’s University Health Network is a nonprofit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at six hospitals and more than 215 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and also in Warren County, New Jersey. For more information, please visit:


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Director of Marketing