2015 Challenge


Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Health Acceleration Challenge!

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Congratulations to Bloodbuy, a health care information technology company that operates a cloud-based platform connecting hospitals and blood centers nationwide. Bloodbuy’s platform and ability to scale its organization have already had a positive impact on patient care and promise to make even larger contributions in the future.  We are proud to recognize Bloodbuy's success.  


Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School proudly announce the finalists of the Health Acceleration Challenge: Bloodbuy, I-Pass, Medalogix, and Twine!

The Health Acceleration Challenge is a “scale up” competition that focuses on compelling, already-implemented health care solutions and helps them to grow and increase their impact through powerful networking and funding opportunities.

The four finalists will share the $150,000 Cox Prize, have an HBS case study written about their innovation and have the opportunity to present at the Forum on Health Care Innovation conference to 150 senior health care executives next April.

The Health Acceleration Challenge received 478 applicants in total and attracted 20,000 visitors from 29 countries. 2,748 participants posted over 2,000 comments on our open application platform.

Of the 478 applications, more than three-quarters were focused on provider-facing innovations, as opposed to those that directly addressed payors or patients.  Further, the provider innovations focused on just about every care setting possible.

Although it was a daunting effort, our panel of judges identified 18 semi-finalists and, ultimately, 4 finalists for the first ever Health Acceleration Challenge. 

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Finalists' Videos


Speaker: Christopher Godfrey, Founder and CEO, Bloodbuy


Speaker: Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital, I-PASS


Speaker: Dan Hogan, President and CEO, Medalogix

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Speaker: John Moore, MD, MPH, Co-founder and CEO, Twine Health


The Forum on Health Care Innovation also congratulates the 14 semi-finalists for the 2015 Health Acceleration Challenge. To read more about these finalists, please click below.

  • Aging Brain CareImproving outcomes and reducing health costs for patients with dementia and depression
  • Aventura: Using awareness computing to increase EHR documentation and inform care decision-making
  • Collaborative Quality Initiatives: Empowering the provider community to incorporate the workings of comparative effectiveness research into daily practice
  • Expect With Me: Improving birth outcomes by bringing an evidence-based model of group prenatal care to scale for healthy pregnancies, healthy families and healthy future
  • GRAND-AIDES: Leveraging tomorrow's health care workforce with innovative health care delivery
  • Heart Success: Offering a transitional care clinic to address the potential gap in care between the acute and ambulatory care settings
  • Kaiser ALL/PHASE Program: Eliminating heart attacks & strokes: Community implementation of a high Impact evidence based bundled therapeutic protocol
  • Mayo Surgical Care Process Model: Creating a standardized surgical care model that reduces variation, improves outcomes, and establishes a basis for normative data on process, costs, and outcomes
  • Medication Therapy Management: Engaging the pharmacy team to support high-risk patients whose medications are not under control
  • Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit: Bringing state of the art stroke treatment to the patient
  • OpenBiome: Curing Clostridium difficile, the #1 hospital acquired infection in the United States
  • Patient Innovation: Sharing solutions to improve patients' lives
  • PHRQL:  Improving the nation’s health through a supermarket-centered approach to better diet and nutrition 
  • RubiconMD: Redesigning primary care with remote specialist opinions