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Congratulations to our six finalists! Yes, you heard it, the submissions were so impressive that we couldn’t choose just 5! The amazingly talented finalists from around the country are Cole Zanetti, DO, a Leadership Preventive Medicine Resident at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with “Positive Deviance, a value based approach to patient engagement in primary care;” John Moore, MD, PhD, CEO and Co-founder of Twine, a spin-off of the MIT Media Lab with “Twine—Collaborative Care Platform for Primary Care- Empowering Patients through Apprenticeship,” Howard Haft, MD, MMM, CPE, FACE, a Consultant on Quality Metrics and Population Health at Shah Associates in Maryland with “Using Natural Language Processing (NLP) to Improve Quality Metric Data Capture;” Ajay Kohli, medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine with “Heart Failure 2.0;” Gina Luciano, MD, Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine with “Training Tomorrow’s Primary Care Physician;” and Howard Libman, MD, Primary Care Program Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center!

Please join us for a magical night of encouraging innovation and collaboration at our Live Pitch-Off on Tuesday, September 16 from 6-9pm at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Tickets are free and include food and drink. We anticipate this will sell out, so get your tickets now:

The event, “Medicine on the Front Lines: Empowering the Next Generation of Primary Care Providers,” is designed to find innovation and encourage the next generation of primary care providers. Featured speakers are Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and Associate Program Director of Primary Health Care Performance Initiative at Ariadne Labs (Atul Gawande’s lab); Andrew Morris-Singer, MD, President and Founder of Primary Care Progress; Ali Khan, MD, Physician and Innovator at Iora Health; Eric Weil, MD, Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs of the General Medicine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, CEO of Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.

We look forward to also having Larry Bauer, CEO of the Family Medicine Educational Consortium, confirmed.

Boston Globe correspondent and Massachusetts General Hospital primary care physician Suzanne Koven, MD, has confirmed that she will be at the event. Additionally, rumor has it that The Health Care Blog (based our of California) is sending an Editor!

See you there!