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The competition invited entries focusing on the following areas:
- Reducing health systems and patient out-of-pocket costs
- Designing for the level of a patient’s mobility
- Educating patients on new technology, use, application, and outcomes
- Enhanced standard of care for care-giving, remote care, elderly care, and urban care
Applicants were asked to demonstrate how products and services directly impact the telehealth and blockchain health technology sectors. Products/services had to be GDPR and/or HIPAA compliant. Contestants submitted detailed applications from which judges selected eight (8) finalists for a 5 minute lightning round pitch conducted at ConV2X.
The Finalists, in alpha order, by company are:
1. AmericanTelephysicians (ATP)
4. Debut mHealth's Debut Protocol
5. Digipharm's Reimburse
7. Health Innovation's WillChain
We congratulate the 2nd Annual Innovation Ignition Competition Winners:
Honorable Mention: WillChain
Judges used six criterion to select winners: (1) identification of medical problem, (2) technical solution, (3) relevance to healthcare sector and technology, (4) ability to monetize, (5) caliber and expertise of team, and (6) overall impression.
Bryan Arkwright Managing Consultant / Professor, Schumacher Clinical Partners / Wake Forest University School of Law
Fennie Wang COO and Chief of Regulatory, OpenWater Capital
Anton Decker President, Health Innovation, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Gary German Founder, and CEO, Nonnatech
Gil Alterovitz, PhD Faculty, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School
John D. Halamka, MD, MS John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman, New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Co-Chair, HIT Standards Committee, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess System
Karim Babay CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Intrinsic Value Investment Partners
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