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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Launches 10-Week Innovation Competition

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has officially launched InnovateNYP Open Challenge, a 10-week challenge to develop innovative technology solutions to enhance patient care and provider communication open to both the general public and hospital employees.

"Innovation is a vital component of our mission. Following the success of our hackathon last year, we felt it was again the right time to tap into innovative and entrepreneurial talent not only at the hospital, but with the greater tech community as well," says Aurelia Boyer, chief information officer at NewYork-Presbyterian. "To consistently deliver the best patient care, it's important that we ask people who may have been hospital patients or visited family and friends in a hospital to offer their ideas on how to improve engagement and communication with our physicians. We look forward to seeing their creative ideas."

Participants are expected to work in teams of up to eight and develop an idea that falls within one of the following categories:

• Patient Engagement Solutions, including Patient Experience Personalization, Patient Education, and Patient Entertainment; or

• Care Provider Communication Solutions, including Collaboration Dashboard, Patient Document Grouping, and Patient Care Tracking.

NewYork-Presbyterian will also host two in-person networking events to provide additional details and basic insight regarding the hospital's current systems and technology. Interested participants can register, network, and find all the challenge and event information as well as regular updates on a ChallengePost.com site.

Finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas at a demonstration day. The judges will award up to $25,000 in prizes.  

Source: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital