Partners invites developers to disrupt health tech

Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge

Partners has launched the Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge to help bring new digital health ideas into early stage prototype.

Developers of patient-centered connected health tools are invited to participate and they could benefit from $200,000 worth of help from the company.

“Advances in technology continue to disrupt the healthcare ecosystem,” Gregg Meyer, MD, chief clinical officer at Partners, said in a statement. “CHIC helps to identify the most innovative and promising ideas from within the Partners network, and provides the expertise from our Connected Health Innovation team, to create cutting-edge solutions to address our biggest healthcare challenges.”

Interested applicants should be members of the Partners HealthCare network to participate, or should have at least one team member affiliated with the health system, which comprises 66,000 employees and more than 10,000 clinicians.

Proposals — which could include devices, mobile-based apps or other clinical technology — will be evaluated on innovation, applicability and “potential to disrupt the status quo of healthcare delivery.”

Selected teams will participate in a two-day workshop with Partners Connected Health Innovation leaders. Four teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts and Partners decision-makers.

Finally, one chosen winner will get help with user-centered design, development and analytics, along with an invitation to showcase their work at the 2017 Connected Health Conference, October 25 to 27 in Boston.