Awards

  • First Prize ($10,000)

    Problem Definition

    The Institute for Healthcare Improvement defines the “Triple Aim” as the following:

    • Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction);
    • Improving the health of populations; and
    • Reducing the per capita cost of health care.

    Given the massive improvements in wearable sensor technology, predictive analytics, mobile apps, connectivity, education and other technology, what innovation can you propose that would further the Triple Aim in the management of patients with chronic diseases?

    We encourage you to think outside the box. Your solution can be a use case of a currently existing technology, a proposal for the creation of a new technology, a proposal for the improvement of an existing technology, a novel combination of technologies, workflow changes and educational initiatives or any other proposal that meets the criteria below.

    • The proposal must focus on the management of patients with chronic diseases
    • The proposal should focus on the patient journey from hospital discharge, transition to rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, a skilled nursing facility, or long-term care facility and/or returning to live at home
    • When returning home, the proposal might address visiting nurses, visiting physical therapists, visiting pharmacists, and social workers
    • The proposal can focus on an improvement to one or more specific steps in the patient journey (i.e. discharge) or can be applicable across the patient journey

    We are particularly interested in proposals that incorporate the following, but do not feel limited by these suggestions.

    • Connecting the patient and/or caregivers in post-acute care settings (rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, home) to the clinical team
    • Eliminating or reducing the gaps between patient-clinical team interactions
    • Allowing for smooth information sharing across the entire care team
    • Integrating seamlessly into the patient’s life
    • Using wearable sensing technologies

    Judging Criteria

    Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

    1. How well does it address the primary goal of the challenge?

      To achieve or further the “Triple Aim” in the management of patients with chronic diseases

    2. How practical is it? Can it be easily integrated into the clinical workflow? Can it be piloted?
    3. Is it cost-effective?
    4. Does the submission address the needs and points of view of all of the extended care team, the patient and the patient’s family?

    The top five finalists in the online competition will be invited to pitch their idea in front of a live audience and panel of judges on October 25. The first prize winner of this final pitch-off event will receive $10,000.

  • Second Prize ($5,000)

    The top five finalists in the online competition will be invited to pitch their idea in front of a live audience and panel of judges on October 25. The second prize winner of this final pitch-off event will receive $5,000.

    For prize judging criteria, see the description for First Prize, above.

  • Third Prize ($2,500)

    The top five finalists in the online competition will be invited to pitch their idea in front of a live audience and panel of judges on October 25. The third prize winner of this final pitch-off event will receive $2,500.

    For prize judging criteria, see the description for First Prize, above.

  • Crowd Favorite Award

    The top five finalists in the online competition will be invited to pitch their idea in front of a live audience and panel of judges on October 25.

    At the event, the live audience will vote for their "crowd favorite" who will be recognized on this website as the "Crowd Favorite Award Winner".

  • Finalist

    Five finalists will be invited to pitch their idea to a panel of judges in front of a live audience at The Martin Center at Harvard Medical School on October 25 at 6:30pm. A cocktail & hors d'oeuvres reception will begin at 5:30pm. For tickets, click here.

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