2016 HEALTH ACCELERATION CHALLENGE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The Forum on Health Care Innovation is pleased to announce the four finalists in its 2016 Health Acceleration Challenge:
Addicaid: Addiction wellness platform for patients, payers, and providers.
Carrum Health: Comprehensive bundled payment solution for employers.
Ochsner Health System: Technology-enabled model of care to manage hypertension.
Radial Analytics: Decision support system for after-hospital care planning.
Click on the video to meet the finalists:
The four finalists will share the $150,000 Cox prize now, with an additional $50,000 awarded to the eventual winner, named a year from now, after they have pursued their dissemination plans. Each finalist will become the subject of an HBS case study.
Applications for the Challenge were evaluated on the three Challenge criteria of impact, evidence, and dissemination. Each was given an overall score to create a list of 21 semi-finalists. These 21 innovations then went through additional rounds of judging to identify 7 ‘shortlisted’ candidates and, ultimately, 4 strong finalists. A committee of 24 judges--a mix of clinicians, health care professionals, and academics--specializing in health care and innovation, reviewed the applications.
To learn more about the 21 semi-finalists, please click here.
About the Forum on Health Care Innovation
The Forum on Health Care Innovation is a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Its purpose is to unite leading executives, policymakers, and academics in a cross-disciplinary exploration of innovative actions to improve quality, reduce costs, and, ultimately, increase value in the health care industry.
The Forum's inaugural event was a conference and survey that were summarized in Five Key Imperatives.
In 2014 the Forum launched the Health Acceleration Challenge to identify and promote demonstrated health care innovations...
I discovered both the enormous gratitude each one of us has as individuals for health care and the equally enormous frustration any one of us has as a consumer of the health care system. Our challenge is: How can we realize the great magic, and the great benefits, that health care can afford?
Dean, Harvard Business School
Reflecting on his personal experiences with health care and his ambitions for the Forum
We need approaches to the solutions that aren’t just arithmetic and additive, but are in some sense logarithmic. This will require us to reach across historic boundaries and unlock the potential of collaboration across the usual disciplines.
Jeffrey S. Flier, MD
Former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University
Introducing the purpose and structure of the Forum