Innovate 4 Healthcare Challenge

If you are a post-secondary student enrolled at an accredited U.S. or international college or university, then you have until 11:59 PM Eastern Time tonight to register for the Innovate 4 Healthcare Challenge.  Once registered, students have until March 6th to submit their entries.

Hosted by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business (Smith School) and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. (JJSI), the Innovate 4 Healthcare Challenge is asking students to design a plan to strengthen patient engagement with healthcare providers using information technology.  They must employ their creativity, research skills, business acumen, knowledge of health transformation issues, and best practices to conceptualize an innovative health information technology solution and business model to effectively engage patients and health care providers.

Criteria for judging includes:

  • Ability to drive patient provider engagement for improved health outcomes - 40 points
  • Demonstrated market potential of solution with a sustainable model - 20 points
  • Innovation/originality - 20 points
  • Alignment to J&J business(es) - 10 points
  • Quality of presentation - 10 points

"What are the prizes," you ask?

The team that wins the final round will receive $20,000. The two runner-up teams will receive $5,000 each. All teams participating in the final round will have the unique opportunity to network with leaders in the field of health IT.

What are you waiting for?  You've got about 9 hours left to register.

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Oh, and we're proud to say that the Innovate 4 Healthcare Challenge is being managed using Skild software.

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