Challenges

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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.

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RWJF Opioid Challenge

Substance misuse affects millions of people from all walks of life. The impact of drug misuse is significant not only on patients, but also on their families, friends and the healthcare system at large. Can you create technology enabled tools to help support and connect individuals affected by opioid addiction?

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