Cincinnati Founder Recognized for Healthcare Innovation at MIT – Solve in Boston- RE-Assist to launch Ohio Healthcare Braintrust 

RE-Assist founder Ashley Barrow was honored this week at Solve at MIT 2023 Event. She presented at the 2023 Care Economy Brain Trust in Boston. This annual event brings together the most innovative minds in the world to showcase and solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Solve at MIT is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that seeks to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges by creating a platform for innovators and experts to collaborate and address critical issues in areas such as education, healthcare, sustainability, and more.

Ashley Barrow’s innovative solution, RE-Assist, is a revolutionary tool that is set to transform healthcare in Cincinnati and beyond. The platform provides real-time assistance to care coordinators leading to reduced hospital readmissions and increased utilization of in network providers. By digitizing this process, RE-Assist enables health personnel to focus on what matters most – patient care.

Ashley’s participation in Solve at MIT highlights the innovative work being done in Cincinnati and demonstrates the potential for technology to transform healthcare. Her selection as an MIT – Solver Team is a testament to the importance of RE-Assist and the impact it is set to have on healthcare in the state of Ohio and beyond. RE-Assist was the only Ohio-based solution selected to participate in the nine month global challenge program. During the flagship event, which took place from May 4 – 6 in Cambridge, MA, Ashley was joined by Cincinnati startup ecosystem partners Valerie Gray Hardcastle from Northern Kentucky University and SoCap Accelerate, Shaun Davidson from the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library, and Jeremy Fritzhand from Alloy Growth Lab.

Ashley is starting an Ohio Healthcare Braintrust and is inviting anyone interested in joining to reach out directly to her. This new brain trust will build on the success of the Solve at MIT event, providing a platform for innovators and experts to collaborate and address critical issues in the Ohio healthcare sector. The braintrust will focus specifically on patients, payers and providers.

“It is an honor to be selected as the 2022 Solver Team for the Care Economy and present at Solve at MIT,” said Ashley Barrow. “I am excited to return to Cincinnati and continue working towards our goal of transforming healthcare in Ohio and beyond. The Ohio Healthcare Braintrust is a fantastic opportunity for innovators and experts to come together, share ideas, and work towards a common goal. I invite anyone interested in joining to reach out to me directly.”

“We are thrilled to see Ashley and RE-Assist being recognized for her innovative work in healthcare,” said Jeremy Fritzhand, Startup Catalyst at Alloy Growth Lab. “At Alloy, we believe in supporting entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to real-world problems, and Ashley’s work is a prime example of that. Her participation in Solve at MIT is a testament to the hard work and dedication she has put into her startup, and we look forward to seeing the impact that RE-Assist will have on healthcare in Cincinnati and beyond.”

Alloy Growth Lab is a business incubator based in Cincinnati that provides resources and support to entrepreneurs and startups. RE-Assist is one of the companies currently being incubated by Alloy and has shown tremendous potential for transforming healthcare in the region. The recognition and support that RE-Assist has received through events such as Solve at MIT are a testament to the strength of the startup ecosystem in Cincinnati and the potential for innovation to create positive change.

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