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Innovation in Progress at Medical Capital Innovation Competition

On April 25-26, innovation focused on health IT and use of big data comes to the HIMSS Innovation Center with 27 teams competing at the inaugural Medical Capital Innovation Competition, organized by The Global Center for Health Innovation (GCHI), Cuyahoga County, BioEnterprise and HIMSS. The registered teams represent big data healthcare categories, such as:

  • patient engagement and compliance,
  • clinical trial optimization,
  • EHR (electronic health records) optimization, and
  • decision support.

This first Medical Capital Innovation Competition - All Things Data in Healthcare – brings together teams that will present a business plan for their healthcare innovation using data. Organized in two categories, professional and collegiate, the teams are competing for $100,000 in prizes, mentoring, and access to business advisors.

HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith will announce the award winners on Wednesday evening, April 26, at 6 p.m. EDT, at the HIMSS Innovation Center; the public can attend on this day at no charge.

“The Innovation Competition attracted 180 applications from industry professionals and university students,” said Smith, in an April 18 news release on the competition. “I am thrilled to see the level of interest and expertise in this first inaugural Medical Capital Innovation Competition from applicants, and I am especially looking forward to observing the new health IT solutions that develop.”

Register to attend the business plan presentations on April 26.

Learn more about the Medical Capital Innovation Competition and teams developing potential innovations to improve healthcare with the best use of IT – data.