Press Release

Guldmann Inc. Announces Sponsorship of Newly-Opened Smart Health Innovation Lab an Accelerator for Transformative Healthcare Technologies

Lab showcases top-tier technologies and services that play an important role in healthcare transformation by improving health outcomes, enhancing the patient and provider experience, and reducing costs.

Guldmann Inc., provider of Guldmann Patient Lift Systems, today announced its sponsorship of the newly-opened Smart Health Innovation Lab in Lancaster Pa., a market adoption accelerator for innovative healthcare technologies.

Developed in collaboration by Aspire Ventures, Capital BlueCross, Clio Health and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, the Smart Health Innovation Lab aims to improve health outcomes, lower costs, and enhance both the patient and provider experience by accelerating transformative new technologies to market.

Guldmann Inc. supported the lab by providing Guldmann Patient Lift Systems for Safe Patient Handling that will play a key role in the lab’s operations.

At the Smart Health Innovation Lab, startups participate in a 12-week certification program where they work with technology and clinical experts to validate their products and integrate their technologies into clinical workflows. 

Startups utilize various simulated care environments at the lab’s state-of-the-art facilities, including a pharmacy, hospital room, physical therapy gym, clinician’s office, and home environment, to demonstrate how their technologies impact cost, the patient and provider experience, and health outcomes.

The Smart Health Innovation Lab used a collaborative approach to equip the entire facility. Everything from the simulated care environments to the conference rooms have been outfitted by industry-leading companies and vendors that have sponsored the lab, including Guldmann Inc.

Guldmann Patient Lift Systems will provide instruction on the safe moving and handling of patients.

“As we built out the Smart Health Innovation Lab facilities, we sought out best-in-breed technologies and services that aligned with our mission,”
- Kim Ireland, CEO of Smart Health Innovation Lab.

"Through Guldmann’s contributions and support, our resident startups will have access to a comprehensive set of solutions, services, and technology to streamline their own efforts. As a result, Guldmann Inc. is playing a key role in reaching the Smart Health Innovation Lab’s larger goal of lowering healthcare costs, enhancing the patient and provider experience, and improving outcomes,” 
- Anders Drechsler, President of Guldmann Inc.

Smart Health Innovation Lab
  • Guldmann Inc.

    For over 20 years, Guldmann has been providing patient care solutions for Safe Patient Handling. Guldmann Patient Lift Systems provide comfort and safety when moving and handling patients. Guldmann Lift Systems have been proven to reduce falls and injuries for both the patients and their caregivers.

  • Smart Health Innovation Lab

    Smart Health Innovation Lab, located in Lancaster, Pa., is a state-of-the-art market adoption accelerator built for testing, certifying, and advancing new healthcare technologies. At the lab, payors, providers, and technology companies work together in a unique collaboration to validate and integrate healthcare innovations into the healthcare marketplace. Founded by Aspire Ventures, Capital BlueCross, Clio Health, and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, the Smart Health Innovation Lab brings together different healthcare stakeholders to achieve a common goal: improving the health of our communities through new technologies that improve the patient and provider experience, lower cost of care, and improve health outcomes.

  • Aspire Ventures

    A venture capital firm focused on transforming industries and impact investment with breakthrough technologies.

  • Capital BlueCross

    The leading health solutions and insurance company in Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

  • Clio Health Lancaster

    A smart healthcare facility focused on transforming the patient experience and improving health outcomes at lower cost.

  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

    A 663-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care.