Challenge:

What proven innovations have you created that would enhance health care value in the U.S. if broadly disseminated? (2016)

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What proven innovations have you created that would enhance health care value in the U.S. if broadly disseminated? (2016)

Share your proven solutions for care delivery. This scale-up competition seeks to shorten the time frame for innovation dissemination.

What's Your Innovation?

Some of the greatest health care innovations have taken decades to reach widespread adoption, adding to the ever-increasing cost of health care. We want to hear about solutions that have already been implemented  and have demonstrated effectiveness.  This "scale-up" competition seeks to shorten the time frame for innovation dissemination.


Benefits of Participating

  • All applicants - Benefit from invaluable feedback from the community of health care experts and entrepreneurs on the Health Acceleration Challenge platform.  
  • Semi-finalists and finalists - Have their ideas widely distributed and receive a logo to use on promotional materials. 
  • Finalists - Share $150,000 Cox Award and have an HBS Case Study written about them.
  • Final winner - Will be chosen in 2017--after a year of scaling up--and will receive an additional $50,000.


Evaluation Criteria

  • Impact – Applications will be evaluated on their potential to improve the value of the U.S. health care delivery system by lowering cost, improving quality, and/or improving value. 
  • Evidence – You must have credible information from existing sites, pilots or customers that your innovation works. The more evidence you can provide, the stronger your application.
  • Dissemination –  A scale-up plan is critical. Share your ideas on other sites, partners or customers that you intend to engage and how you will you overcome the common barriers to adoption. 


More Information 

For more details on the Health Acceleration Challenge, click here.  For more details on rules and eligibility and FAQs, please click here


Get Involved 

Even if you are not applying, you can help others and learn more by providing useful feedback on other people's ideas.  Register now and share your thoughts!

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We follow a process with phases. Currently we are in the Announce Finalists phase. We have selected and announced the best ideas for this challenge.
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