Challenges allow healthcare organizations to crowdsource new concepts and technologies to address the problems that are most important to them and bring attention to these issues. We have partnered with private, non-profit, and government organizations to run challenges and pilot programs to commercialize new technologies and provide innovation consulting. Challenges questions are posed to a broad community of developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the health sector. Over the course of a challenge (typically 3-6 months), teams self assemble and develop novel technological solutions to health care problems. Teams may create software and hardware solutions such as web and mobile applications, visualizations, sensor systems, and data models. Submissions are evaluated by a panel of expert judges and awarded non-dilutive funding, recognition, support, and partnership opportunities with the sponsoring organization.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has teamed up with Health 2.0 for the RWJF Choosing Care Challenge to help patients identify and locate health care services that are locally accessible and covered by their insurance plans. The challenge will run in two phases with a total of over $100,000 to be distributed in prizes. We encourage developers, entrepreneurs, designers, innovators…Read More