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Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge Seeks New Ideas for Patient-Facing Tech

May 9, 2017 |

Partners Connected Health is offering $200,000 to teams with innovations in user-centered design for devices, mobile apps, or other clinical technology through their challenge, report MobiHealthNews:

The aim of the Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge is to help bring new ideas into early stage prototype, said Dr. Gregg Meyer, chief clinical officer at Partners.

“Advances in technology continue to disrupt the healthcare ecosystem,” Meyer said in a statement. “CHIC helps to identify the most innovative and promising ideas from within the Partners network, and provides the expertise from our Connected Health Innovation team, to create cutting-edge solutions to address our biggest healthcare challenges.”

Partners Connected Health Innovation leaders will host a two day work shop for the accepted teams, and choose four teams to pitch their products. The winner will receive guidance in developing their product and be invited to showcase the result at the 2017 Connected Health Conference in Boston.

Applicants should be members of the Partners HealthCare network, or should have at least one team member affiliated with the health system, which comprises 66,000 employees and more than 10,000 clinicians.

Proposals will be evaluated on innovation, applicability and “potential to disrupt the status quo of healthcare delivery,” according to Partners.