EDA grant to create a digital health ecosystem in the Chesapeake area is awarded to CREDHIT

Funded by the U.S Economic Development Administration, the Chesapeake Regional Digital Health Information Technology (CREDHIT) will foster a digital health innovation ecosystem in the Maryland and Washington, DC area. Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and the Technology Innovation Center are leading the CREDHIT effort with the goal of advancing the Chesapeake Region’s competitiveness in becoming the east coast hub of digital health. 

The scope of the CREDHIT project includes:

  • Building a network of influencers and connecting the digital health ecosystem
  • Ensuring a strong pipeline of diverse talent in the region
  • Accelerating the commercialization of promising digital health technologies 

CREDHIT will have both economic and social impact, striving to double the number of teams in the Hexcite Digital Health accelerator program, steadily increase corporate and strategic partnerships (2-3 per year) and increase Digital Health contracts by 10% per year during the term of the grant. The team behind the initiative will host events, workshops, and create a shared knowledge-base to reach these goals.