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The “Just Walk In” Emergency Room Challenge

The goal: to create a piece of technology or application that helps emergency room physicians, nurses and staff administer care more quickly and effectively. Smartphone apps must support iOS to be eligible.


Our goal is to find a piece of technology that helps emergency room physicians, nurses and staff care for patients more quickly and effectively. Our ideal piece of technology will allow patients to “just walk in” to the emergency room, and will improve patient safety, convenience and personalized care.


Everyone who submits will get:

The top ten submissions in this online challenge will get:

  • Invitation to demo their solutions in front of a live audience at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh, PA on November 27, 2017.

Submission judging criteria:

  • Practicality
  • Trial specifically for ED care
  • Patient safety/Privacy
  • Improved time to see and admit/discharge patient
  • Smartphone apps must support iOS to be eligible

All kinds of submissions are welcome:

  • Individuals or teams with great ideas
  • Early stage companies with prototypes
  • Mature startups
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