The New Orleans-based healthcare provider is the first Epic Systems client to successfully integrate its electronic health record with Apple's platform.
The accelerator will support solutions for both patients and providers, enabling startups to test and validate their ideas, launch new services and get funded.
Apple's wearable is used to support Ochsner's Hypertension Digital Medicine Pilot Program which tracks patients struggling to control their blood pressure.
The challenge is looking to identify wearable technology concepts and mobile solutions that address behavior management in patients with chronic disease.
The two parties will be working on robust clinical studies to measure the real-world impact of digital solutions on the health of patients and the cost of care.
The program, called Optimal Hospital, aims to improve workflow efficiencies in managing patient care, initiating more dynamic patient interaction.