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Sanford Health, Dakota State partner on cyberhealth

November 18, 2020 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health in Sioux Falls and Dakota State University are forming a new partnership they say is focused on cyberhealth.

The two entities announced the CyberHealth Strategic Alliance Wednesday and said it was aimed at creating more workforce and economic development options for South Dakota.

That includes collaborative research and creating a health care technology and cybersecurity operations center to serve as a model for health care nationwide.

The alliance would also support startup and technology innovation companies to improve health care delivery, the Argus Leade r reported.

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“The goal is to create a supportive environment for responsive, agile relationships and collaborations built on the significant abilities and aspirations of the people of Sanford Health and Dakota State University,” DSU President José-Marie Griffiths stated.

The alliance would also explore a data science program focused on sports medicine and athletics for injury prevention and athletic performance.