HX360 Innovation Challenge To Debut At HIMSS15

Katie Wike–(Health IT Outcomes)–A new feature at HIMSS this year – the HX360 Innovation Challenge – will feature several rounds of competition which will come to a head when four finalists present their innovative ideas before a panel of judges.

The HX360 Innovation Challenge taking place at HIMSS15 in Chicago this April will feature up to 64 companies pitching their best solutions in the field of health technology. According to HIMSS, over several rounds of competition, four finalists, selected from a field of up to 64 companies, will present their solutions before a panel of expert health system judges on Tuesday, April 14, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

While up to 64 companies will be competing, only four will be selected to present their ideas in front of the judges. A news release indicates companies will present their products or services designed to help people or patients significantly enhance engagement with healthcare systems and their providers. Judges will base their decisions on criteria including:

  • improved patient satisfaction
  • increased patient convenience and access to care
  • better access to health information
  • patient empowerment
  • proof of impact
  • market readiness

“HX360 Innovation Challenge is designed to provide the most outstanding companies with immediate opportunities for customer acquisition and important industry recognition for their achievements,” said Roy Smythe, MD, CEO of HX360. “The winning technology solutions will represent true innovation, improvements to patient experience and demonstrated value to health systems and patients.”

HX360 will award two winners with $75,000 in cash and legal services to be used to fund new pilot programs. Judging the finalists will be:

  • Dr. Molly Coye, chief innovation officer, UCLA Health System
  • Steve Meurer, senior vice president, Business Development and Product Innovation, UHC
  • Dr. Aenor Sawyer, associate director of Strategic Relations, UCSF Center for Digital Health
  • Barbara Spurrier, administrative director, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation

Katie Wike is a contributing writer for Health IT Outcomes who focuses on all aspects of mHealth, including mobile computing, telehealth, mobile carts and workstations, remote monitoring, and mobile health apps.